black and white waterfall picture

Waterfalls experiment with water abstract images, 10 black and white photos

Falls Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Water images have a dual nature. On the one hand, they are easy to take – water is always around us. On the other hand, it is hard to notice and capture in water images all the intricate subtleties of water texture, reflections, and details. Waterfalls are nature’s spectacular shows, falling water continues to fascinate people. In this post, FPImages presents ten water abstract images taken at Millet Falls, Nova Scotia. Black and white photos are better suited for this project as color is a distraction in water images. The first water image is a classic example of what water texture may look like. This is a photo of a small forest stream with streaks of seaweed. The print itself has many artifacts similar to the film pictures. However, these are just particles on the surface of the water. This image also captured unusual black and white reflections and shapes that create total abstraction. Remember to look for unusual features and take lots of pictures, they may reveal a really nice water texture later.

Free image, water ripples closeup picture
Ripples abstract black and white photo, free image
black and white abstract image of water texture
Unusual water texture, abstract art

Waterfalls are powerful, especially in the spring in Nova Scotia, when rivers are complete and the current is swift. The power of the falling water has excellent symbolism and contrasts with the steadiness of the rock; the Chinese include waterfall in their concept of yin and yang. Waterfall pictures can make unique abstract art or can be used as desktop backgrounds. Nature photography inevitably has water images; for static water, one can use regular techniques. For moving or falling water, one of the tips is to slow down the shutter speed and let the passage of the water be captured by the camera.  This water image will, in fact, become an abstract image with beautiful water texture and lines showing water movement. The slow shutter speed will smooth out all irregularities, and the resulting water image will have a dream-like impression. To achieve the impressionism effect in modern digital abstract art, experiment with shutter speed settings.


Abstract art, black and white photo concentrates on depicting concept of power
Abstract images symbolize concepts, yin & yang, moving and static
Fast flowing river - abstract image concept of movement
Fast river flow a symbol of spring and the power of nature

Photography tips for taking water abstract images:

1. Walk around the river, lake or waterfall, get a feel for it and find the best spot.

Great as desktop wall paper - water texture abstract art
River water texture is always different, desktop background
Abstract images depict concepts of movement, change and are perfect for desktop backgrounds
Constant Movement and Change Conceptual Abstract Art

2. Take pictures at sunrise and sunset.

3. Use a zoom lens to capture water texture with a slow shutter speed; use a tripod.

Old branch in the fast flowing river, water images
River in the spring, black and white photo
waterfalls water abstract images
Whitewater rapids on the river

4. Look for patterns and rhythms, shapes, and reflections; remember to experiment with black and white photos.

Abstract images taken at waterfalls
Waterfalls on the river, abstract images experiments
Smooth water texture showing reflections, water images
Water texture with reflections, ripples, and bubbles, abstract art

   17.10.2023  by FPImages


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