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jp_rawat27 September 10, 2014
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estercastillo08 October 06, 2016
Gorgeous, congrats !!

Summer at Cascade Falls



Out with a handful of ND filters, one of my destinations for the day was Cascade Falls in Osceola, Wisconsin. Fun place to visit and shoot....
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Out with a handful of ND filters, one of my destinations for the day was Cascade Falls in Osceola, Wisconsin. Fun place to visit and shoot.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Osceola, Wisconsin. In the middle of town there is a set of stairs that leads you down to the falls, which flow from Osceola Creek into the St. Croix River.
Time
This was probably early afternoon; the sun was out bright and glaring, which I needed to highlight the lower part of the photo.
Lighting
Definitely used an 8-stop ND filter on this, and stopped my camera down to ISO 50 and f22 to get the longest shutter speed. The walk down is easy, but the 85ish steps back up get a bit tiring when you've been walking around the bottom of the falls for an hour. :)
Equipment
Benro tripod with a Nikon DSLR. If I had the 8-stop ND on it I was using my old 28-70 f2.8 Nikon lens.
Inspiration
I really like finding waterfalls and shooting them during the day and at night. This one just happened to be during the day.
Editing
Some adjustments in Camera RAW and sensor dust cleanup since it was at f22.
In my camera bag
2 Nikon DSLRs, 1 Nikon F90x film camera, 24-120mm f4, 16-28mm f2.8, 70-200 f2.8. 3-stop, 8-stop ND filters and a circular polarizer.
Feedback
Be patient and definitely use a tripod. Try different shutter speeds to achieve the look you are going for. Sometimes 1/10th of a second works, and sometimes 30+ seconds works. Experiment. Cable or wireless shutter release would be helpful.

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