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Fri Nov 14, 2014, 05:24 AM

Water Falling Over Things 2014: Part VIII (Deceptively Forgotten?)

(I'd been meaning to post this for some time, but other matters, and other subjects, got in my way. I'm finally getting around to it because I have later WFOT images to post, and wanted this to be in the proper chronological order.)

I've photographed Deception Falls along Stevens Pass many times before. It was literally one of the first subjects I photographed during my "digital photography renaissance," and long-time DUers will, no doubt, remember seeing several images from there. Nonetheless, I hadn't been back for many years. On the way back from a scouting trip to Tumwater Canyon over a month ago, I decided to pay another visit.

The big difference was that, in the past, I had been there at or around high-water for the year, and had tried, as usual, to capture the fall using the slow shutter speeds that generally make waterfalls most photogenic. This time, the falls were at lower flow, and the general impression was of speed rather than power. Therefore, I opted for a slightly different approach, getting as close as possible to the lowest section of the upper fall by shooting at a lower vantage point than usual, and choosing a slightly-faster shutter speed, to get more of a sense of motion while still providing some smoothing effect.





Here's a detail from the lowest bend; as you can see, I used an even faster shutter speed to capture even more motion.





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regnaD kciN Nov 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #1

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Fri Nov 14, 2014, 03:59 PM

1. I am really in awe of your skill!

I see exactly what you said you did, and you succeeded beyond a shadow of a doubt.

These are gorgeous.

More please!

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