Zambezi River, Zambia

Blue Zambezi River rapids move water dynamically, which the setting sunlight beautifully illuminates the small foam crowns in yellow-orange light. The sun was touching the horizon, with enough colorful light to capture the beautiful reflections on the water.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 15 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a ILCE-7RM4 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/25
  • Exposure time: 1/6s
  • ISO: 50
  • Focal Length: 600mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 9504 by 5344 pixels (WxH).

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The blue Zambezi river rapids may look a bit abstract to you. I have photographed this photo with a slow shutter speed to convey this sense of motion of the water. A slow flow of a river or water itself gives you a calming mind. Of course, smooth moving water of the blue Zambezi river rapids.

Static water seems rough and maybe as well as motionless. On the other hand, when you expose such a photo for too long, the rapid may not show like that, rather flat.

Zambezi River Rapids – Painting with light

While sitting at the edge of the Zambezi River, Zambian locals enjoyed the view of Victoria waterfalls. Accompanied by the local’s African music playing over their speakers, I enjoyed experimenting with slow shutter speeds even more. I looked at my camera’s display and compared photos until I finally found the correct shutter speed. Not to forget the Golden Light of the vibrant African sunset.

The African beat on the side was such a bliss to listen to. Certainly, some locals were curious to see what I was doing. Sitting beside me, asking lots of questions, which I happily answered.

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3 comments for Blue Zambezi River Rapids Moving Water

  1. Thomas

    So beautiful 👍

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Many thanks. 😀

  2. Hanneke

    Wow, here’s something else! Mesmerizing picture Anette ❤️, wonderful art ❤️!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      I had my bliss photographing the smooth motion in the water. Thank you very much, Hanneke.:D
      Cheers Anette

  3. Michael Miller

    Wow! What a truly amazing photo!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you very much, Michael. I am glad you enjoy this abstract photo. 😀

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