Glacier National Park, Montana
September 14, 201634.5 mm: ISO 200: f/9: 1/13 sec.
Our first night in Glacier National Park, we intended to shoot the sunset at Two Medicine Lake. With a little time to kill, we decided to check out Running Eagle Falls. It was a short and easy hike to a pretty cool waterfall. It was really interesting how the water just ran out of the middle of the rock. The difficult part was finding a composition I liked. This one ended up being my favorite.
To get this shot, I had to get into the middle of the river. Luckily, I had my diving boots with me so I changed into those. They didn’t keep my feet dry, but they kept them plenty warm and, after I was done, I just dried off my feed with a small towel and put my shoes back on.
This final image is the result of four different images. I started using a small aperture and smoothing out the water and I just didn’t like it. To speed up the shutter speed, I had to open up the aperture so I decided to take three exposures with different focus points. I blended those in Photoshop, but still was not satisfied with the result so I took that image and another image with a slower shutter speed and, using layer masks, painted the waterfall in from the slower shutter speed. Finally, I added a little sun coming in from the right in Lightroom.