Sunday, May 13, 2012

2012, Day 134 - Woodland framing

This morning I had the pleasure of a photo adventure with Brian Matiash, Nicole Young, Liz LaPage, and Rick LaPage out in the Columbia River Gorge.  Our first stop was a bust, the waterfall we wanted to get to was difficult to get to and was in full sun so we decided to move on to the tried and true Panther Creek Falls.  It was a warm sunny Mother's Day and there was dappled light filtering through the trees so I worked as many angles as possible to try to avoid the hot spots.

I started with a wide angle lens and used it for quite a while but without much luck so I switched to a telephoto zoom to isolate certain elements.  By stopping down and using a neutral density filter I was able to achieve a longer exposure leaving the water looking bright and silky.  Consequently I had to rely on the rocks and trees to balance out the negative space.  The results are pleasing, it is the kind of rich lush scene one imagines when thinking of the Pacific Northwest.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
88mm, f16, 8 sec @ 100 ISO

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