One thing about hiking a creek-side path up a mountain is the constant sound of running water really makes you want to pee.

Another thing is that you have plenty of opportunities to find a nice spot to pop on the black glass and shoot a long exposure of the water.

This was a lovely little scene in the High Tatras, and so I put on the 10 stop, attached my Triggertrap to the camera and iPhone, and settled down for a few long exposure shots. I was hoping a bear may walk into the scene to take a sip from the lovely cool water, but alas it was not to be.

For processing I converted to black and white using Perfect B&W 2 by Topaz Labs, and then decreased the opacity a little to get some of the original colours back in from the original photo. I thought the muted tones gave the final image a much stronger finish that in pure black and white.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 57s

3 thoughts on “Cascade”

  1. Great shot here Mike, you have caught the waterfall perfectly, lovely composition with capturing all the small streaks of water to give a great silky fell to it 😉

  2. Really loving this image, not only a great composition but your processing brings out some amazing textures. Very well done.

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