Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
July 24, 201718 mm: ISO 400: f/7.1: 1/4 sec.
As amazing as this waterfall is, it was difficult to shoot. You basically approach the waterfall in a mess of trees, which open up directly in front of the waterfall. Any chance at foreground is just at the base of the waterfall. It was one of the few times where I have really felt limited not having a true wide angle lens. This image is a blend of a bunch images, which were required by not having a wide enough lens and not having enough light.
I wanted to speed up the shutter a bit to keep some of the definition in the water, but it was so dark, I couldn’t do that without bumping the ISO a little bit and opening the aperture a lot. Wanting to keep everything in focus at f/7.1, I had to blend three different focal points, in addition to my five image panorama.
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