Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cascade Falls, Photo Of The Day May 30

Waterfalls are great subjects to shoot, but achieving the effects that you want can be difficult if the conditions are not right. Cascade Falls, near Mission BC, can be tricky to shoot, because if there is any direct sunlight the upper part of the falls will be the brightest part of the scene. There are a few ways to work around this, first using an ND filter to slow down the shutter speed, to achieve the silky appearance of the water. The second way to work around the large dynamic range of the scene is to bracket a number of shots and make an HDR file. In the case of this image of Cascade Falls, I used both methods.