On Coupling Motion and Directionality

By |2012-08-02T08:22:46+00:00Aug 1st, 2012|

It’s a quick post this morning. I wanted to get my submission for #waterfallwednesday  (curated by waterfall whisperer, +Eric Leslie) out before taking off. I’ve got +Colby Brown staying at my place for a few nights and, given that he’s an excellent landscape photographer in his own right, I felt obliged to share an image that I’ve come to enjoy taken at Eagle Lake Falls in the Lake Tahoe area of California.

I also want to give great thanks to another amazing photographer and lovely friend, +Karen Hutton, for being such a wonderful host as she toured me around her neck of the woods. Miss ya tons!

I particularly like this image because of the way the motion of the water (captured by using a Lee 3-stop ND filter) aids in providing directionality for the viewer’s eyes. It leads you from right to left and through the frame. This sort of visual exploration is what I strive to achieve in all of my images.

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  1. Cynthia Pyun August 1, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    What great creativity, +Brian Matiash! It looks like ghostly smoke worming it's way around and trying to take control of the rocks there :) But +Karen Hutton would have a better description for you!

  2. Karen Hutton August 1, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Ha +Cynthia Pyun… that's a perfect description!
    +Brian Matiash … you're making me homesick… and I'm home! Miss you more. This turned out great – and what a wonderful time getting this shot! Have a blast with Colby. Hugs!

  3. Richard Swayze August 1, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I agree with +Cynthia Pyun! The water is like a creepy smoke monster curling its way up the rocks. Really cool!

  4. Kerry Murphy August 1, 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply


  5. Christopher Ugochukwu August 1, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Fantastic bravo

  6. Kayla Flores August 1, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    This is a BEAUTIFUL Shot! Amazing capture!

  7. Darren Persad August 1, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    This is an absolutely wonderful shot, it's almost mystical!

  8. Eric Leslie August 1, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Whoa! Cool use of a narrow DOF. Taht water looks like the smoke that rises off dry ice! Awesome as always and you somehow manage to be so humble and flatter several other people in every single one of your posts :)

  9. Barry Blanchard August 1, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Speaking of awesome pictures +Brian Matiash… 

    Shoot me your info. Rumor has it you may be in my neck of the woods soon.

  10. Klerk lalala August 1, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    it looks as if the soul is a stream flowing

  11. Christopher Ugochukwu August 1, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    ya very captivating shot

  12. Chris Lazzery August 1, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Nice, rad details there.

  13. Christopher Ugochukwu August 1, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply


  14. James Soles August 1, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Nice. Love the smooth water contrasting with the rocks being so sharp.

  15. Elizabeth House August 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    anyone else see a creepy horned double-faced creature with arms & pointy nails in the water on the left?  or is it just me +Brian Matiash ?

  16. Donna Smith August 2, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    very beautiful, but gostly.

  17. Michel Nadeau August 2, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Brian, You are a true inspitation Thanks!

  18. Dianne Godwin August 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Yes, Elizabeth, I do see that. Wow.

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