Saturday, September 19, 2009

inner peace

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
--St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Bishop of Geneva and Roman Catholic saint

I was actually expecting to see a lot more water when I took a couple of my photography students to the Blue Hole yesterday. I guess that specific area of Carter County missed our recent soakings. I know I've posted a lot of photos from there, but it's such an easy place to visit -- and a good place to take students to practice. With all our cloud cover yesterday, it was a good day for capturing the waterfalls -- if only there was more water! Here's my advice on photographing waterfalls. And here's my post describing the Blue Hole, complete with directions.

For this particular shot, I used a neutral density cokin filter (ND4) along with my circular polarizing warming filter -- this allowed me to leave the shutter open for 30 seconds, which really calmed the waters.

18mm, f/16, 30 sec., ISO 200

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting that you chose this quote for this image. Ironically, I thought of the relentless energy of water "rushing" over the rocks and churning in the pool below. But, as always, I love the ideas you're expressing with words and pictures!


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