John Bryan Cascading Waterfall
John Bryan State Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio
"You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra
Waterfalls! The perfect subject to slow down and methodically think through settings and composition. Spring and early Summer happens to be some of the best times to view these beauties, particularly after a big thaw or rainfall. In this case a lot of rain opened up streams in areas I had never seen before. The very top of this waterfall is where I first stood, at the edge is where the trail was. A downhill hike along the side of an overgrown trail brought me to the base of it by the Little Miami. I turned around and this was the view before my eyes and camera.
In no particular hurry, I must've spent a good hour and a half working the entire scene in every possible way. Different lens choices, filters, angles, varying shutter speeds (to change the blurring.) No one else was around and it felt as though I had found a secret treasure out here in the state park. The water was fast moving so a shutter of 0.3 seconds made this effective blur. ISO 800 and f/16 created a nice overall landscape image. Of course, the DSLR was mounted on a tripod with a cable release. A wide angle lens was in dire need as I had to back really far to capture all parts of the cascades. Long exposures don't get any better than this!
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