New Image: "Rush of Energy"
As often happens in the summer, it's been a while since I posted here! In fact, it's been a while since I shared any new content. This is mostly because I haven't been shooting very often, not a rare thing to happen in the summer. Minnesota summers are short and glorious, and my time is often dedicated to all other kinds of outdoor activities, and - this year - as much socializing as possible given the current environment. We also moved our boat to Bayfield, Wisconsin this summer, after 15 years of boating on the St. Croix river. It's been an exciting and much needed adventure for us, as we have been missing our regular travels.
That said, I have been shooting some, enough that I hope to be sharing a decent amount of content as summer winds down... A short family trip brought us to Rocky Mountain National Park in June, our first visit to that park. We camped at St. Croix State Park for Labor Day weekend. And, of course, I have some images from our boating-focused weekends in the Bayfield area.
So, while I won't be very active in photography just yet, here is one of my images from this summer! This was captured downstream for Alberta Falls at RMNP, as beautiful dappled light shone through the clouds. I post this image in the spirit of the current Slow Photography Movement challenge, and encourage you to enter by using the hashtag #spm_energy on Instagram.
This image was captured with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EF70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM lens, at 200mm. The stabilizer was turned off as the image was captured using my Gitzo tripod. The trick here was to get an exposure long enough to capture the energy, but short enough to maintain texture in the water. With the water moving as fast as it was, 0.4 seconds did the trick. I used ISO 200 and f/20 (to keep foreground and background rocks in focus, which made sense here as a counterpoint to the soft water.)
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