Thursday, November 11, 2010

2010, Day 315 - Showers of silver

Today was an amazing day, at least photographically. Actually, it was just a good day overall but especially for my photography. A couple weeks ago my friend Terri, fellow photo enthusiast, asked if I would be up for a little adventure on Veterans Day and because I have a flexible schedule and can work quite easily from the road I told her I would be delighted.

She chose the venue, Silver Falls State Park. I had never been before but I know Terri has been a number of times so when we met up to complete the rest of the trip with one car she admitted that she wasn't sure how exciting the photographic opportunities were going to be. Well, I think she ate those words pretty quickly. We started at the Upper North Falls and then worked down to the North Falls proper and as we went it became increasingly more beautiful. The light was filtered to the last remenants of the morning fog as the sun tried to come out. Even though the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees they litter the landscape and give great depth and color.

Below is my favorite shot from the morning. I may post more later but I really like this single one so much that I don't think the other would fare well by comparison. Unusually, for my anyway, I did no cropping, only resizing because I this was framed just the way I wanted it looking out from under the North Falls. This photo is thanks in no small part to Terri who let me borrow her ultra wide-angle zoom while mine is at the Canon spa for a little pampering before my upcoming trip.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
19mm, f11, masked layers of 1/8 and 1/2 sec @ 100 ISO

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