Kris’s whirlpool images prompted me to pull this one up from 2005. This is at the Portland Japanese Garden in spring as the cherry blossoms were falling into the pool. I could see them swirling, so decided to play with long exposure. This was 20 seconds. My 24mm lens was the widest one I had with me…
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Canon 1DS II, 24mm, 20 Sec @ f/22, ISO 100, tripod, polarizer.
Processed in ACR with a relatively heavy vignette…
Very cool. The formal plantings work well with the order of the whirlpool itself. Great wide view with varying greens and shapes. The uniformity of the water pattern contrasts well with the surroundings. Nice one from the vault!
Very cool! The 50/50 composition works, with the way the waterfall ties the forest and water together.
Very nice! I love the freedom of the swirling water after the lovely formality of the waterfall!
That is one giant whirlpool. I like the simplicity of the solid green background, interrupted only by the waterfall.
Very pastoral with the long exposure making the scene even more pleasant and soothing.