Sometimes moments worth capturing are usually a short drive or walk away and if you’re like me, you pass up these opportunities because you take them for granted, considering them always available, and usually use the “misalignment“ of elements as an excuse to push capturing the shot to a later, better date.
I dislike this mentality as I find that I’m often plagued with it, and I pass up window after window of opportunity to capture images that could be my next portfolio piece.
This day was no exception for excuse, it was rainy, cold, and the wind was enough to toss the trees about, but I pushed past this lazy state of mind - and I packed up to capture the shot
This is Cover Creek in Whittier Alaska. It’s easily accessible, and I encourage anyone who would like to see a nice pleasant waterfall to stop by for a visit, grab a picture while you’re at it.
When photographing water, I love to capture the movement without freezing the water, requiring a longer exposure.
I accomplished this by using a neutral density filter, stopping the light down at the lens by 6 stops. This requires that the shutter is open longer to achieve a proper exposure, allowing for the movement of the water to be captured in a pleasant, blurry motion. Additionally, due to the longer exposure you’re unable to see see the precipitation. The wind which I consider at first to be a possible negative of the image turns out to show the motion in the leaves which pleases me as well, it causes the scene to come alive!
I love how the rocks lead my eyes into the cascading falls.
This photograph is focus stacked, creating an image that has perfect focus from the foreground to the background. I love being able to see all the details in the moss, rocks, logs…
On the way down to these falls, there are salmon berries along the path and that really tops off the experience.
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