|Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, 3-Stop ND Filter, ISO 100, 3 Exposure HDR @ f/14|
I got out of the house a little later than I wanted to this morning. I thought my daughter, Jocy, was going to go out photog'ing with me so I waited a little later leave. Unfortunately, when I tried to wake her, she declined to come along. She missed out.
My intentions this morning were to explore N. River Rd. Even though I did make it there, and have some great shots from there, I was detained somewhat when I came to a couple of new places just past Baby Falls, which is on the way.
The first stop didn't yield the results that I was looking for mostly due to the sun peaking and creating a glare on the 6ft falls I was shooting. Will visit those again when I can get out earlier.
My second stop, however, was about 100 yards past the first one and it yielded one of my favorite shots that I have ever posted. This large moss-covered rock was forcing the water flow to either side of it. The flow on the right side was bottle-necked by another rock that made the water almost pour between the two.
I was able to sit on a huge rock that rested about 10 feet down stream but allowed me to have a vantage point similar to being in the water.
By putting my 3-stop Neutral Density Filter combined with my Polarizer Filter I was able to negate the morning sunlight and get some lengthy shutter speeds.
I am really loving using my 30 day trial of HDR Express. I used the Vivid styling in Express after processing the images and it really added some texture while retaining color. I processed an almost identical image with the Dreamy styling and really loved it but it wasn't as realistic as today's post.
What a fun morning.