Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Little Manitou Falls....

The Black River rushes over Little Manitou Falls a day after a couple of inches of rain fell. I love this falls and go back to it again and again.
I used an eight stop ND filter to allow for the slower shutter speeds necessary for this exposure.
With the volume of water going over the falls it was a struggle to keep the lens dry.
It was a study in perseverance and patience. Keep the lens covered, wait for the sun to come out from behind the clouds, make an exposure or two, and then wipe the lens dry.
Recompose, focus, and repeat.
I deleted almost as many images as I kept, due to water drops obscuring the photos.
In the end I spent a couple of hours photographing the falls before the sun moved lower and it fell into shadow. Pattison State Park is a favorite destination on any day with a little sun.

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