“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Cascade at Andrew Haydon park

  • Winner in Waterfalls Photo Challenge. July, 2016. Viewbug.
cascade at Andrew Haydon parkWinner in Waterfalls Photo Challenge, Viewbug,

That photo was taken at Andrew Haydon Park in Ottawa.
It's a small man made waterfall surrounded by trees. Actually it's really pretty especially at dusk.
That day the place was deserted, and I improvised a long exposure shot using rocks and trees as a tripod.

mmmm... at dusk?

Not really... I was lucky, the sun position was just perfect and the light beautiful.

That day I only carried a D7000 with a Nikkor 18-105 lens... No tripod, no remote and no ND filter. I had to use what was available: smallest aperture available (F/25), longest exposure possible while using trees and rocks as a tripods (more or less 8sec), and quiet mode to avoid any unwanted vibration.

I'm rarely "inspired" to take a photo in the sense that I don't plan. I just carry a camera, and when I see something that catches my eye, I shoot it.

Basic DXO treatment: levels, contrasts.