Thursday, June 8, 2017

Throwback Thursday--Mattheissan State Park

This is my top shot on View Bug, the photo contest website. I got something like 152 "awards", 292 "likes" and was selected as a featured shot back in May 2016. So, a nice shot with some interesting features. I shot it with a 10-stop neutral density filter in full daylight. The filter slows the amount of light that reaches the disk and allows the water to move. So you get this soft water and the view of the "whirlpool" effect in the foreground below the falls. You don't see this swirl visually as it takes 30 seconds for these bubbles and small leaves to rotate, but the whirlpool is there. You just have to drag the shutter to see it.