Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Back to Inglis Falls

After sorting out the pictures I posted yesterday, and reading your comments, I went back to Inglis Falls today.  I knew I could do more, and I had to go to Owen Sound anyway, to run some errands, so I took the camera, tripod and filters, and tried some experimenting.  If you're not interested in photography, you can skip on right now.

The first thing I noticed was the remarkable change from last Wednesday; much of the waterfall had opened up, but the ice wall at the bottom was now higher.  And there was spray everywhere, making for a very icy path where I walked and a lot of haze in the air.  I picked 3 different views, and then  took about 7 different exposures of the same view, from 1/25 seconds, to 4 seconds (and one fast one).  Above is a fast one, attempting to stop that moving water, at 1/4000 seconds. 

Second shot, same view, but a 0.5 second exposure.  I like this one.

I climbed further down this time (very carefully), and got a wider shot, here a fast one at 1/3200 seconds.  Look at the mist rising over the waterfalls.

And my favourite of this one was again at 0.5 seconds. 




Too much mist in these last two, but this was a fast shot at 1/3200.

And this last one was at 0.5 seconds too.  So among all the many 'slow' shots I took, ranging from 4 seconds to 1/25 seconds, it seems to be about 0.5 that I like, enough of that beautiful slow water, without overdoing it.  Tomorrow perhaps I'll show you some different shots of the river, or the next waterfalls.



14 comments:

  1. Breathtaking! It is such a beauty in winter.

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  2. Second one is best. I have a thing about water. If you put too much in the foreground you distract from the whole point which is the water itself. That's why I choose #2.

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  3. Oh they are all fabulous - if forced to pick a favorite I think it would be the next to the last one. Thanks for the tutorial too. Each photo is a masterpiece.

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  4. You don't learn much if you don't experiment. Nicely done.

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  5. I like the half-second shots, too. The second picture in this series is a keeper! It's perfect in my eyes. :-)

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  6. Yep, I tend to favor the half second exposure when shooting waterfalls.

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  7. Hello, I think they are all wonderful captures of the waterfalls. Well done! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  8. I love these gorgeous photos of Inglis Falls in this post and your last one too. Quite a difference in the flow from last year. We are getting snow here at the moment to be followed by freezing rain then rain. Tomorrow it is to be 11C and rain! Really crazy weather this winter.

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  9. Isn't it wonderful that with digital photography you can experiment and take as many shots as you like - it would have cost a fortune using film.

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  10. Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  11. i really want to see....and have the joy of photographing nature this way!!!! these are really special and beautiful!!!

    and how do i get so close to my birds. i'm in my home office, there is a tree to my left and bird feeders cupped to the window to my right. the birds land in the tree (i snap, snap) before they fly over to the feeders attached to the window. it is super easy.....i keep the window unlocked, no screen, so i open it just enough to get my lens out. i use a nikon like a point and shoot on auto, a 300 mm lens and i always hold the camera in my hands and lean against the window jam. it does help to steady me. sometimes, if i need to, i hang out the window, the birds are hungry, they have been watching me do it for years and they don't seem to mind!

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  12. Amazing falls, awesome photos of it.
    I just noticed that you do not have the Follow By E-Mail feature on your sidebar, could you please add that?

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  13. I looked at these yesterday and could not pick a favorite and still cannot today!

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