Monday, June 14, 2010

Ah.....the Great Outdoors

Down in North Carolina, there's lots of rain, which feeds the many waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On one short hike, I popped a tripod in my pack and did some experimenting with getting the water silky. I need practice...in many of my images, the rocks were silky, too! Here's one that turned out OK:

Shutter speed: 1/8, f/29, ISO 200, focal length 130mm, shot in Shutter priority mode (Tv)


(This one's for my friend Greg!)

9 comments:

  1. I love waterfalls! This is the perfect picture.

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  2. No silky rocks in this one!! It's simple fabulous. I hope you have a lot of wall space in your house because this on deserves a frame.

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  3. Beautiful shot! You really managed to capture the beauty of the waterfalls.

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  4. Great shot! Thanks for posting the info about shutter speed and f-stop. Very helpful in trying to replicate this type of shot! Nicely done!

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  5. This one is perfect. The composition is great, also. It is a stunning picture.

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  6. You've done well-"silky" was the forst word that popped into my mind when I saw this photo.

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  7. I'm glad you including the shooting info too. It's always helpful for shots like this that require particular settings to get the effect. You did great with this.

    Looking at your numbers, I think I would have been a bit stuck with my camera. My camera smallest aperture is f/22. If I'd been shooting this scene, it looks like at f/22, to keep the 1/8 shutter speed for the silky look, I would have needed to drop the ISO to my camera's lowest setting of 100 and then that still would have been a least a couple stops too much light. Guess that is where a set of neutral density filters would come in handy!

    ~Julie

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  8. Beautiful -I love the shining falls and the sparkling water below.

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