Lower South Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4L, ISO: 100, aperture: f/8, shutter: 1/2 second
This is a follow-up to the September 8th post where I mentioned selecting the ‘right’ shutter speed in relation to moving water. The above photo was taken with a slightly slower shutter speed 1/2 second compared to 1/15 second from last time. A fraction of a second can make a difference. You will note the water takes on a different look and feel than the photo in the earlier post. The slower shutter speed seems to work better with the rocky lower section of this waterfall. Lesson: try a variety of shutter speeds with waterfall or other moving water shots. A neutral density (ND) filter will give you more options for using an even slower shutter speed. More on ND filters in a later post.
Of the ten waterfalls in the park there are trails behind four of them. The view from behind the falls, looking out, is unique.
ISO: 100, aperture: f/5.6, shutter: 1/5 second