Acadia National Park

By: LightCentric

Jun 26 2010

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D200

Hunter Brook, Acadia National Park

Sometimes a little perspective gives the photo more interest.  Hunter brook flows under the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park on its way to to the Atlantic.  Rather than my usual up close perspective on this flowing waterfall, I opted to back up and show the brickwork arch as it frames the brook and falls.

2 comments on “Acadia National Park”

  1. This is beautiful. I know a good artist never tells their secrets but if you don’t mind, could you give me some insight on what setting apature/f stop you shot this on? I was self teaching myself before I got sick with cancer and now that I’m in remission I’m excitied to get back into it. The only thing is, due to all of my treatments I have forgotten everything I had taught myself. I’d love to remember how to get the water to look that way. I’m going on my first remission trip to Bar Harbor next month. Hopefully I can get my website back up too so I can share my love with everyone else. I have some of my things still up on my facebook- Sheri

  2. Sheri: First and most importantly, congratulations on remission!! As far as the technicals go for this photo, you should know that the most important is the quaility of light. You HAVE to have a shot like this set up on tripod. It was then simply taken with a slow shutter speed. The slower the shutter speed the more the water flattens out and takes on that look. Because it is a “scenic” it is also at a relatively small aperture, which contributes to the need for the slow shutter speed. You can experiment with speeds anywhere from 1/15 sec and slower (obviously, there will be practical limits). Exposure is tricky around water and even moreso around waterfalls, so concentrate on not blowing out the highlights in the water, by exposing it correctly and letting other parts of the image fall where they do — flat light is always better than bright, directional sunlight for waterfalls. I also often use a Neutral Density Filter to control brighter lights (and almost Always, a polarizer around water and other highly reflective surfaces)

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