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Natural Falls



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Behind The Lens

Location
Natural Falls State Park, Oklahoma
Time
5:00 PM
Lighting
Just natural light on a bright June day.
Equipment
Nikon D5100, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens. No tripod; the camera was sitting on the edge of a walkway.
Inspiration
It was terrific finding a green grotto in Oklahoma, which can often be dry and brown due to summer heat. I also liked the split falls.
Editing
Lightroom and Photoshop with Topaz Labs Clarity, with some high-pass filter sharpening to finish.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D5100, Tamron lens, and a 105MM f/2.8 macro lens, SB600 Speedlite, and wireless remotes.
Feedback
Normally one would want an ND filter to help with a shot like this, but by stopping down to f/11 in a somewhat dim ravine I was able to get a 2.5 second exposure for smooth water. This is where knowing your manual mode is beneficial. And don't be afraid to try, even if you don't have a tripod or a filter!

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