Rush to the bottom

Rush to the bottom - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Rush to the bottom – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/8and Shutter Speed: 1s (neutral frame) 1/4s under exposed frame and 4s (over exposed frame)
out front – screw in circular polariser and the bottom quarter of the National Falls (the lower drop)

to swirl for what may seem like an eternity
Some might say that of some of our prestigious politicians ;)

I love this scene and the madness that is the water smashing on the rocks followed by the slow swirl around looking for the next way to the lowest energy point. Isn’t that one of the many laws governing the universe..? everything tends to the minimum state of energy :)

Another great set of falls close to Sydney, the National Falls, rather than try and convey the falls in their entirety and capture the scale and size, i chose to create a frame which had a few key elements and used the falls as the kicker. Sometimes visiting a location a number of times actually forces me to see things differently rather than hit things with the same brush which I think works.

This was created using 3 bracketed frames, in hindsight it could have been done using just one neutrally exposed frame, however I used the over exposed and under exposed frames just to take the edge off the shadows and the highlights, with the blend, rather than a full blend it was at about 50% opacity and heavily feathered…anyways thats getting a bit detailed for this time of the evening :)

Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/8and Shutter Speed: 1s (neutral frame) 1/4s under exposed frame and 4s (over exposed frame)
out front – screw in circular polariser and the bottom quarter of the National Falls (the lower drop)

Thank you to those who stop by, look and comment, it is very much appreciated even when I don’t get time to reply :)

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