Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anicca / Mi rtag pa / Mujō

"We are like the spider.
We weave our life and
then move along in it.
We are like the dreamer
who dreams and then
lives in the dream.
This is true for
the entire universe."

"All formations are transient (anicca)"
- Buddha Sakyamuni
(563 - 483 B.C)


SJCT said...

Great picture! I'd really like to try my hand at waterfall photos. Any tips for me?

Andy Ilachinski said...

SJCT: I am far from being an expert, but I'd suggest two things: (1) use a neutral density filter to increase exposure time to get that "silky" look (how strong a filter depends on the speed of the water, but typically you want to get between 1/2 sec for relatively fast flow to a few seconds for slower flow; this is just trial and can also crank up your aperture setting to f16, f22 to increase exposure time without an ND filter, but be careful not to go too far as diffraction effects set in); and (2) try to visualize the water flow as *one contiguous compositional element" (as a "thing" to use in your design. Most important: have fun!

Andrew Etchen said...

nice photo. what color was the water and rocks originally?...Please feel free to check out my newly created blog and follow me so that we can exchange feedback :)

Howard Grill said...

Beautiful photo Andy. I love the use of the "All formations are transient" quote for this image....while the rocks erode away.

eduperez said...

Nice photos, inspiring texts... great site!
Thanks for sharing.

Arto Alamaunu said...

Breathtaking. Both the photo and the text. I like b/w photography anyway.

clipping path said...

You've done gr8 job! excellent photography blog!
Thanks for sharing.

Joseph said...

I just don't have a single word to describe this water fall's beauty and the poem's stanza.
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