Clear Water


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Almost tropical - Even in the cold Scandinavian waters the sense of the tropics can be obtained in the right light.
Almost tropical
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Backdrop - The dark mountainside reflecting in the water makes it look even clearer. Notice how the least bit of sky (lower right) immediately gives glare.
Backdrop
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Beutiful perspective - Elements like bridges, piers, boats etc. give some perspective to the image like this example shows
Beutiful perspective
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Black water - When the flash is low it might penetrate the water, but ypu won\'t catch its light in the camera, and the water will seem black - how ever clear it might be
Black water
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Clear water - Evene in the ocean you can sometime experience very clear water. The lack of reflections is due to a high standpoint on a rock in the water.
Clear water
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Dusk - Using a flash in the dusk can bring out some amazing effects when the water is clear and calm
Dusk
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Flash - The combination of a beautiful sky and flash from a camera caught this wave.
Flash
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Glare - Even though the water is very clear here, it\'s obscured by the glare of the sky
Glare
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High stance and clear water - Getting up high can reveal amazing things. This school of roach in the shallow brackish water was spotted from a cliff about 5-6 meters or 15-18 feet above the water
High stance and clear water
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Looking down - Being above the scene and looking down will usually give a nice impression of the clear element
Looking down
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Magic hour - The flash can bring out the most amazing colors and impressions of clarity when used in darkness. When you have dusk like here with beautiful colors in the sky, it just gets more beautiful
Magic hour
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No polarizer - What you see reflected is simply the blue sky
No polarizer
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No reflections - One way of avoiding reflections is to let trees or rocks mirror in the water. These darker elements will not give the same glare as the sky
No reflections
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Not the tropics - Even the more humble Baltic ocean can offer some stunning gin clear water. This was shot with a polarizing filter to reduce glare and deepen the blue in the sky
Not the tropics
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Polarizing filter - The polarizer helps reduce glare significantly
Polarizing filter
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Shallow ocean - Shallow ocean water often appears very clear even though it might be a bit hazy
Shallow ocean
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Silty water and glare - Melt-off will usually give a lot of hazy silt in the water and combined with a clear blue sky and the sun against you, it\'s not the place to give the impression of clear water
Silty water and glare
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Sun in the back - Having the sun in the back helps a lot when you want the camera to be able to look into the water. But as you can see the sun also illuminates the opposite bank, which reflects nicely in the surface, blocking the view of the clear water further out. A higher standpoint will move the glare back
Sun in the back
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Sun in the face - In spite of the high angle and the water being clear, the hazy sun reflects and blocks the surface
Sun in the face
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Sunset and clear water - Nailing a scene like this can be a lucky puch. The balance between the flash on the foreground, the angler and exposing the sky perfectly too might cost a few tries
Sunset and clear water
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The color of water - Some water will take the most amazing colors from its surrounding, like in this chalk lined lake
The color of water
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Tropical - The sizzling blue sky and the often very clear water of the tropics can offer some great clear water subjects
Tropical
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Unclear - Some water is nowhere near being clear, like this meltoff water in British Columbia
Unclear
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Underwater - Small waterproof cameras can yield some amazing results, but work far best when the water is very clear like in this Canadian river
Underwater
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Wideangle - By using a wideangle lens you get both the sky and the bottom quite close to you in the same picture
Wideangle
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With a polarizer - This was take with a polarizing filter right into the sun. The filter was able to remove most of the glare and give the impression of the clarity of the water
With a polarizer
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With polarizer - The polarizing filter essentially removes the reflections
With polarizer