One thing Sony does with their cameras is offer software to create feature sets that do certain functions. I have several of theses apps on this camera. The most recent one called (Smooth Reflection) mimics an ND filter. To get the effect of moving water the camera takes 8-10 exposures at different shutter speeds then composes these into one JPEG image. The application does a pretty good job of doing this. However, you must use a tripod for the camera needs to be on something solid to capture.
So walking along the trail mid afternoon on Saturday I came across this scene with the sun coming through the winter trees. The sun coming off the river and creeping through the trees, highlighting the green moss was beautiful. So lets see how the little one inch camera sensor can handle the direct sunlight. Looking at the first image out of camera the light on the river and the light on the moss came out well. The app also did a good job of not blowing out the sky away from the sun. The water at this time was running quite fast with melting snow from the week before and 14 hours of rain just two days before this. The camera app did a good job of creating some motion in the water flow. I knew I had something to work with.
|Sony RX100M3 using Smooth Reflection camera app.JPEG out of Camera|
So knowing what I saw and what I would like to see in the finished image I took the image into CaptureOne software and pulled some color out. Next I import the image into Topaz Impressions for my working into a painterly effect. Inside Topaz Impressions I chose the water color effect for completion of my vision.
|Finished image completed with CapturOne and Topaz Impression|