Blackwater Falls, WV

I only get a few opportunities to shoot places I love in West Virginia. There was no guarantee we’d make it to Blackwater Falls on this trip, so I was happy we had the opportunity. The water was running faster than I’d ever seen it, so doing something creative seemed in order. This shot is actually a combination of two shots at different shutter speeds.

The first shot was taken at 1/200 of a second on ISO 100, f/5.0 to capture the detail in the trees and sky, the second was taken using a neutral density filter at 3.2 seconds on ISO 100, f/14 to capture the motion of the water. I combined the two in Photoshop to create this image.

I’m not sure I could have hoped for something more. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 6 July, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 3.2s

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