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Posted October 31st, 2015

Fast Creek Flow (Photographed Slow)

The Whitehorse Photography Club's annual fall workshop this year was led by well known, well published, Nova Scotian photographer and lecturer, Sherman Hines. The theme was "Expand Your Vision". To this end, the hands-on field session consisted mostly of technical exercises to promote seeing details that we might normally miss or perceiving them in ways we normally would not. But when the session culminated at fast flowing McIntyre Creek, we were given freer rein to creatively apply our lessons. And we were encouraged to experiment with capturing the rushing water with slow shutter speeds to smooth the flow into smooth textures that we cannot really see but only envision. People who are familiar with my photography will know that is right up my alley. For this image, I used a 3 stop neutral density filter on my lens and set a small aperture and low ISO to enable a 3 second exposure time.
Pentax K-5, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 88mm, 3 sec @ f/22, ISO 80, ND8 Filter