Waterfall Weekend (Part 2): Rivers of Gold
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|River of gold – 30 second exposure.|
Reflections of the beech tree’s Autumn color creates a gold cast at slow shutter speeds. Carefully lining up the angle of the reflection and using a polarizer set just right to enhance the contrast of the scene takes some practice and patience.
|8 second exposure.|
Knowing the light, like when the sun will pass over the falls creating a spotlight, helps with waterfall photography. These falls are very difficult to photograph after 11am on a sunny day as the sun becomes to harsh and contrasty.
|1/4 second exposure.|
Waterfalls are typically best shot looking upstream, as these students are doing.
|1/3 second exposure.|
However, sometimes we can find interesting shapes while looking downstream and have a better understanding of when it is appropriate to ‘break the rules’ of composition.
|30 second exposure.|
Generally a 1 second to 3 second exposure is perfect for getting the ‘veil effect’ with waterfalls, however, now and then I like to go a bit longer to get a more ‘liquid’ effect.