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, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:
- Aperture: ƒ/14
- Camera: ILCE-6000
- Flash fired: no
- Focal length: 16mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 3.2s