Blue Hole Falls
I don’t get to photograph waterfalls very often, mostly because there really aren’t many in Florida. When I do, I really enjoy that they can be technically difficult to capture well. In my opinion longer exposures really work best with waterfalls not only for the aesthetically pleasing smoothing or soft effect it has on the water, but because a long exposure shows an average of the little nuances and variability in the patterns of flow of the waterfall instead of a specific moment in time. I personally like longer (e.g., 15-30 seconds) exposures as it’s a better representation of all the flow characteristic variability. Conversely, a shorter exposure (e.g., 1 second) can still display the smooth and soft effect of the water, but still allows for a little more detail in the water.
To accomplish a 15-30 second exposure in the daytime, I use a 10-stop Hoya neutral density filter. For
those who don’t know, this is basically a dark piece of glass that goes over the lens to allow for long exposures in well-lit conditions where without the filter the photos would be completely washed out. Because of the time of day this photo was taken and the angle of the waterfall in relation to the sunlight, I also had to deal with harsh shadows and glare/reflections on the water and leaves. To account for that, I added a circular polarizing filter on top of the neutral density filter. Normally I try to minimize the amount of glass between my subject and sensor, but I’ve found that at least for shots like this, I don’t notice any loss in sharpness or detail. You could accomplish a longer exposure without either of these filters if you set your aperture number (f-stop) quite high (smaller aperture), but above a certain f-stop, the image quality begins to decline due to light diffraction. For optimal image quality the best option is to use a filter or photograph your selected waterfall on a very overcast day! In my case, it was very bright and sunny and I wanted a long exposure time. For this shot my settings were f/8, 15 seconds, and ISO 100.
Do any of you have any tips or questions about photographing waterfalls?
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