Winter water fall
Water falls are great subjects to photograph. They stay still and you have all the time in the world to set your camera adjustments. Not so when your shooting flying geese or swimming ducks. I make a quarterly pilgrimage to Mark Creek falls at the change of every season to see if I can better the last set of photos from the season before. The falls change little so the subject is getting somewhat stale. I run the risk of just adding more of the same. This year I wanted to get some of the same shots I have already on file but this time with the addition of more snow and ice. After I found my first spot I noticed that the ice was pretty dirty and littered with debris. This made for a rather unpleasant photo as I looked through the viewfinder. I tried to over come this by just over exposing the shot a little to make the ice and snow a little washed out. a little tough with the bright sun shining through the trees. The ND filter helped and it worked to a degree. Perhaps this weekend if there is more cloud cover would solve some of the exposure issues. Some fixing can be done in post but in general I got what I was after. Much to my surprise my wife was taking her own photos with one of my back up cameras and now a have a few photos of me taking photos. My primary set up was; Canon 50D -17/85 is lens. Most were shot at f22-f32 at 1.2-1.7 seconds ISO 100.