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06.03.2013

Moving Art Part II

My last post tells the story of the power of the ocean. This one looks at the same power in the light of the art of moving water. While homes lost or in danger of being lost to the sea is a disturbing reminder of how impermanent the thing of life are, there can be beauty too.

© 2013 Kevin Ames. A timber poking out of the sand is all that’s left from a lost structure. I was making this photo with my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 HSM when the waves hit it creating a fantail. Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Exposure mode: Manual |Focal length: 51mm | Shutter speed: 1/125 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. A timber poking out of the sand is all that’s left from a lost structure. I was making this photo with my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 HSM when the waves hit it creating a fantail. Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Exposure mode: Manual |Focal length: 51mm | Shutter speed: 1/125 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Every wave made a different shape. The colors shifted. The patterns never repeated. The change was constant. Each result was new. Nothing repeated. These four were made in two minutes. Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Exposure mode: Manual |Focal length: 70mm | Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Every wave made a different shape. The colors shifted. The patterns never repeated. The change was constant. Each result was new. Nothing repeated. These four were made in two minutes. Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Exposure mode: Manual |Focal length: 70mm | Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/320 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/320 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/320 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/320 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Focal length: 70mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

Reviewing the day’s work that evening the realization that I had to go back to that beach soon. The weather was overcast. The sun reappeared four days later. This time I wanted to study the patterns much closer. This time I carried my Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM OS zoom lens along with Sigma’s current version of their very first product a 2x tele-converter. Interestingly Sigma’s founder Micihiro Yamaki invented the tele-converter 50 years ago. The combination of lens and converter gave me a 140 to 400mm f/5.6 lens that I mounted on a Really Right Stuff Versa tripod.

I shot 962 photos in 57 minutes.

© 2013 Kevin Ames. One made at 140mm looks like a water explosion. Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 140mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. One made at 140mm looks like a water explosion. Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 140mm | Exposure mode: Manual |Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

The rest all shot from the same angle at 400mm are completely unique.

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Slow motion foam… Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Slow motion foam… Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. A clear glass sculpture… Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. A clear glass sculpture… Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. How about frosted glass? Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. How about frosted glass? Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Or a timber surrounded by snow? Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

© 2013 Kevin Ames. Or a timber surrounded by snow? Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with 2x Teleconverter | Focal length: 400mm | Exposure mode: Manual | Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

I’m still reviewing that hour’s work. I’ll go back to Madaket just before fall becomes winter this year. If the timber is still there, you can count on new versions for new years.

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