Come on home to Green River w/Repost

I kept looking at this image in the Raw processor and came to think it was dull and flat. Here’s a version with the contrast and brightness boosted a bit. To me it feels like there’s more life to it:

Orignal:

I love to take long exposures of flowing rivers and streams. The resulting abstract images are so fun (for me at least). I was taking some more ICM shots of the same plant in our yard that I previously posted. This reminds me of those river abstracts, and of course of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song Green River.

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Any comments appreciated. Does it work as an abstract?

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110mm, 0.3 sec @ f/11, ISO 100.

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David, yes it works as an abstract very nicely. Thinking back on your point about experimentation. The changes in shutter speeds, apertures, zooming movements of the lens, and a variety of other ideas can bring about some provocative looks… :+1:

David, this is a cool abstract. I agree with your edit. The second version looks more immersive than the original.

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Another great ICM image. Keep on to go out there and have fun! I think your repost is the better one. ICM images sometimes tends to become somewhat flat and dull as you say, so that is important to look out for and compensate for during post-processing.

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Exactly my first impression; looks like a green river.

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