Visiting Albion Falls in strong sunshine.

Waterfall, Cascade, Albion, Falls, Fall, Water

Image EXIF Data

  • Date Taken: 19 Aug 2014, 12:02:01
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Focal Length: 15
  • Aperture: f/16
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter Speed: 7.5 seconds

   Albion Falls is one of the more beautiful of the many waterfalls that cascade down the Niagara Escarpment in and around Hamilton.

    Rather than being sensible and waiting for good lighting, on this occasion I was there close to midday and had to deal with bright sunshine making the scene hideously contrasty (I also had to frame the shot carefully – there were a couple of young ladies in bikinis doing a photo-shoot and I didn’t think it good form to include them in the shot!).

   A variable density ND filter helped keep some of the light under control and allowed a long enough exposure to smooth the water out reasonably well; the final step was to combine two separate exposures into one HDR image, to cope with the worst of the contrast.

   Since the image is all tone and not much colour, a black and white conversion seemed to be in order.

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