After a break in this fifth period of practice, I resume my search for The Shape of Water.  I return to Sligachan where I had taken some images of waterfalls.  I had received feedback that these images, including the context around the water, deserved further exploration.

As I walk along the waterlogged path, I hear the thundering sound of the falls.   It is clear that the recent rain, albeit relatively light and short-lived, has served to significantly increase the volume of water making its way down to Loch Sligachan.  The sky overhead is cloudy but there is a reasonable degree of light, so I set to work – my camera mounted on the tripod.  I continue to experiment with double exposure images, taken in camera, using a slower shutter speeds for the first shot and as fast as my camera can muster for the second.  I find that these images give a much better sense of depth and luminosity.  The water is moving at a much faster pace than my previous visits providing me with different opportunities to capture the shape of water.  I am attracted by the colours in the rocks beneath, saturated by the cloudy skies.

In the second part of the shoot, I continue to work on double exposures but take my camera off the tripod.

The eagle-eyed among you may realise that I have changed the crop on my images from square to 10 x 8 format.  I think this change better allows me to include the context of the water and looks more aesthetically pleasing.

Generally speaking, I think the later shots are more successful, giving an ethereal feel, and a dream-like quality to the images and the surface of the water.

The Shape of Water 77 – Alison Price, May 2021

The Shape of Water 78 – Alison Price, May 2021

The Shape of Water 79 – Alison Price, May 2021

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On the whole I am pleased with these images and feel that they add a different dimension to the collection thus far.


Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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