Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On the way back to where I was staying, I found a turnoff from the main road that allowed me to capture the sun as it was going down.
Despite the freezing cold weather and wind (ah the things I do for my readers) I was able to capture some beautiful sunsets.
These images are very large, and in no order whatsoever.
Most of the time there the sky was overcast (it was getting ready to snow) but on occasion the sun would peak through and give me a chance for a shot full of contrast, as seen here.
The walkway was heavily set in the shade so there was a fair number of shots with low shutter speeds (tenths of a second) giving the water a fluffly look. But for one very special reader I have attempted to freeze-frame the falls.
Also nearby was the Blackwater Falls park with some really nice waterfalls and general landscaping of the area. You can't get close to the falls (without breaking the law, or getting some permission) but the areas you could get were definitely set up with a photographer in mind.
This was a digital colour image, toned down (I took my Nikon F4s film camera along as well, those images are still being developed) for a look more suitable for the overcast day.
Caution for those on dial-up, the clickable images are BIG.
So I had a chance to get away for a bit, and landed in West Virginia for some photography, snow and waterfalls. Lots of wonderful old buildings to photograph and this barnhouse was top of the list (also happened to be nearby where I was staying, but that totally didn't enter in to the equation!)
Afternoon sun, perfect blue sky and one shot was all I needed to nail it.
Despite the frigid weather, the D1x never even hiccuped. Love that camera!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
According to a sign there, the water can rise over the rocks and again up to 10 feet over the mainland. Pretty impressive, here of course it's very low, low enough for shrubs to grow.
Went out to Great Falls recently for a photoshoot. The weather was perfect for a fall day and the water was moving fast. Perfect for those moving water shots.
The place is very crowded and not really built to be human accessible beyond the expected areas, but we photographers manage ;-)