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This is a waterfall close to where I live. I love to go back frequently as it is always just a little bit different depending on how much rain we have had....
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This is a waterfall close to where I live. I love to go back frequently as it is always just a little bit different depending on how much rain we have had.
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Jomcy
 
Jomcy May 10, 2017
amazing
smunited
smunited May 10, 2017
Thanks. It is such a beautiful place, I never tire to visit again and again.

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at a waterfall close to where I live. I have been going there frequently for the last three years.
Time
This image was taken in late November 2016 in the early afternoon. It hadn’t snowed yet and there was still plenty of green moss.
Lighting
It was slightly overcast but enough light was filtered through the trees which made for a nice soft glow.
Equipment
This was shot with my Nikon D7000 with my Sigma 10-20mm lens, my favorite combination for waterfalls. I used a 10 stop ND Filter and my Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
I love going back to the same locations multiple times at different times of the year. I like to get familiar with a scene and over time you can fine tune your composition. I love the long line of this waterfall with the gnarly tree branches. I am finally happy with this composition. Everything finally came together. The composition, the water level and the nice soft light.
Editing
I start with Adobe Raw Editor and then into Photoshop CC where I clone out any distracting branches. I then use OnOne Perfect Effects, Topaz Clarity, and Topaz Adjust to polish the image.
In my camera bag
Way to much. I do have a number of different size camera bags that I tailor depending on the length and distance of my outings. I can have all my equipment if I am not sure of what I will find when I reach my destination. I tend to err on the side of carrying everything. I have a Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm, 50mm, 55-300, and 105 Macro. I also have the Sigma 150-500mm and the 10-20mm. I have an SB800, SB600 and (2) SB700 Flashes. I also have the Sony A6000 with an adapter for an older Pentax lens. I also have an ND Filter and a Manfrotto tripod.
Feedback
Practice close to home so that you can go back again and again. It is like training your brain to see the composition. Then when you are somewhere you have never been you have more of a chance that you will see the best composition for your subject material.

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