Fluid in Motion

© David W. Orias

Fluid in Motion

Uploaded: October 08, 2007 07:35:31


f/32 1/2 second at 600 mm

Taken early in the morning at the Santa Barbara Breakwater. Small waves would roll in towards the breakwater and I would pan due to the slow shutter speed required for the exposure. The water reflects the early morning light in the sky that was unique due to smoke from a local fire.

Processed in Aperture with color temperature, contrast and exposure adjustment. Final preparation is in Photoshop CS2 with a velvia film emulator plug in.


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 08, 2007

This is Outstanding work David! Great comp, motion, lighting....! Jeff #756681

Cindy A. Harris October 08, 2007

nice work!! it's beautiful!! #4897824

Cheryl E. Molennor October 08, 2007

Beautiful work David #4898029

David W. Orias October 08, 2007

Thanks Jeff, Cindy and Cheryl. #4898565

Paul G Slate October 08, 2007

this is fantastic!! well done!! #4898654

Brittney Myers October 08, 2007

Amazing...I love the tone of this one.. #4898923

Gene Spears October 08, 2007

very cool - nice work! #4899098

David W. Orias October 08, 2007

Thanks Paul, Brittney and Gene. #4899792

Michelle R. Kovach October 08, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous! #4900080

Joseph N. DiGilio October 08, 2007

Very impressive, beautiful & unique David. Fine work. #4900649

David W. Orias October 08, 2007

Thanks Michelle and Joseph. #4900923

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 08, 2007

Such an artistic and beautiful ocean scene!! Excellent feel to this David!! #4900939

David W. Orias October 09, 2007

Thanks Donna. #4902469

Terry McBride October 10, 2007

Awesome image. Well Done. #4907544

David W. Orias October 11, 2007

Thanks Terry #4912452

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 15, 2007

Beautiful camera and digital artwork, David! Haven't yet had a chance to check out the surfing club deal - hopefully soon...Thanks, Robert #4926728

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 17, 2007

David, great colors, exposure and lighting. #4941330

Robert Baer October 18, 2007

gorgeous abstract composition! #4943151

David W. Orias October 22, 2007

Thanks Robert, I see you joined. Looking forward to your addition of photos to the club.

Thank you for your compliments, Janine and Justin. #4960351

Cesar J. La Rosa October 22, 2007

Wonderful Abstract, David!!! Excellent colors, composition and effects (in-camera and PS). Beautiful work!!!
Cesar #4964471

David W. Orias October 23, 2007

Thank you Cesar. #4967627

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 29, 2007

Outstanding abstract, David!
Such amazing work!
--Lisa #5001549

David W. Orias November 01, 2007

Thanks Lisa #5014356

Jennifer L. Alder November 26, 2007

CONGRATS on this wonderful finalist, David!! :) #5129075

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 26, 2007

Congrats David!! #5129644

Joseph N. DiGilio November 26, 2007

Way to go David! #5130343

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist win David! #5130683

Kristi A. Howson November 26, 2007

Stunning. Love your work David! Congratulations on your Finalist and best of luck in the next round! #5131218

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Your water-motion images are always a treat; congratulations, David! #5138251

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 27, 2007

I just barely get done congratulating you on a Finalist, and now, here I am again on your Winner! :) #5139141

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Your fluid ocean images are amazing, a beautiful win!! A big congratulations David!! #5139231

Esther Smith November 27, 2007

A beautiful work of art!! Congratulations on your Winner David!! #5139551

Pranay Koka November 27, 2007

very creative...congrats! #5139792

Susan Fox November 27, 2007

Simply beautiful! Congrats on your win with this wonderful photo :-) #5139880

Stan J. Bendkowski November 28, 2007

Great photo, David! Congratulations on your wonderful win. #5140523

Heather Thorsen November 28, 2007

This is a stunning winner David. Congratulations. #5142254

Mick Burkey level-classic November 28, 2007

Beautiful work, David! Congratulations on the win. #5142876

Milan Banik November 28, 2007

love to see this excellent shot,congraes #5143057

Robert K. Bemus level-classic November 30, 2007

Well done, David...congratulations on this win!! #5154340

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