Icy River Rocks

6 comments so far...

Larry Stamm May 06, 2008, 04:31 AM
I shot this photo on a cold, misty May morning, and the river rocks were covered with a glaze of wet ice. I wanted to convey the cold wetness of the rocks, with a vague dark forest for background.

I shot a bunch of shots of the rocks, crawling around on all fours over the slick rocks, and this is the one I liked best.

photoftheday May 06, 2008, 08:40 AM
come & join http://photoftheday.net

good work!

IkoTikashi May 06, 2008, 10:47 AM
Joseph May 09, 2008, 10:23 AM
Beautiful! Did you use manually adjust the aperture setting?
Larry Stamm May 09, 2008, 03:33 PM
Usually I shoot in Aperture Priority mode, but for this shot I left the camera in automatic mode. The focus was set to spot focus, so I first set the focus on the rock in the foreground by pressing the shutter half way, then recomposed the photo while holding the shutter half way, then fully pressed the shutter when I was satisfied with the framing.

My camera (Olympus C5050z) normally defaults to the widest aperature available, so I was assured of having the smallest Depth of Field. Plus, I had a 1.6x teleconverter attached, which further compressed the Depth of Field.

The footing was very difficult because of the ice, and I was in a bit of a hurry, so I didn't want to bother with camera settings. I just took a bunch of photos from different angles and focal points, and threw away the garbage shots. That's part of the freedom of digital photography!

frogman May 29, 2008, 10:49 AM
i like the stone, wunderfull picture


Add a comment...
Your name:
Your e-mail:

About 23

About 23
What is 23 and who's behind the service?
Just In
Discover the world from a different angle.
Here's a crop of the latest photos from the around the world.
Search photos from users using 23
Help / Discussion
Get help or share your ideas to make 23 better
23 Blog / 23 on Twitter
Messages and observations from Team 23
Terms of use
What can 23 be used for and what isn't allowed
More services from 23
We also help people use photo sharing in their professional lives
  • Basque (ES)
  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Chinese (CN)
  • Chinese (TW)
  • Danish (DK)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (US)
  • French (FR)
  • Galician (ES)
  • German (DE)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SE)

Popular photos right now