The Letter W…

…is for Waterfall. I was at my mom’s house over the weekend and took this shot of a little waterfall on Valley Forge Mountain. First I did one as a stop motion:

I also did one as a cotton candy shot, but I didn’t have a tripod with me, so it’s a bit blurry. I didn’t get a chance to go back and do it again.


15 thoughts on “The Letter W…

  1. First of all I’m thankful that “W” stands for something other than it did a couple years ago. Secondly, I hope your mom will invite you back sometime when you can take a tripod. The ‘cotton candy’ shot would look perfect on a mounted camera. Nicely done.

  2. Doesn’t that just make you want to go back with the tripod? Or find some other flowing water near home?

    These can be tough to do if the sun is too bright but you got a good exposure here along with a nice smooth water effect. Early morning? Reminds me that I’d love to have a set of neutral density filters for this sort of thing.

    • Yes, I want to do it again. I’m also practicing with the fountains in the lake at Green-Wood, but they are too far away to do the way I want to.

      It was actually around noon – it’s just really dark in the woods on the mountain. It was overcast and I had a polarizing filter on.

  3. I do like everything in #1. Yes, try #2 again with the tripod. It looks like a very picturesque place. I like both methods to capture water, I guess it just depends. The greenish glacier water we have here often looks good shot slower.

  4. I think the W referred to in the first comment is to “George W” or Dubya Bush. Anyway, I love your stop motion shot showing the little plumes of water that form at the outer edges of the waterfall, something that I don’t know if I’ve noticed before without the action stopped. We don’t have many falls in our area so am envious of your subject being in close proximity.

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