the rushing Wolf Creek with interesting mine gate 2

Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Best viewed as larger as possible, here’s a view of the dungeon-like gate in the lower part of the North Star Mine. Interesting to note how much water from Wolf Creek is passing by so violently yet very little of the ground seems undercut but the current. Still, if the creek floods, I’d not want to be behind that gate with a nude model posing for wildly interesting shots. :-O

For you Nikon D80 users (or anyone who thinks they can set their “imitation DSLR i.e. Canon users” to work as well. Hehehehehe!), here are the numbers for this scene including the water, the lighting, and the composition:

F-stop: f/5.3
Exposure time: 1/13
focal length of 35mm
Metering: Center Weighted Average
Maximum aperture: 4.7 (I used my bracketing option for exposure time but the D80 gives you this number for the lens as well.)

The shot was taken in manual mode with high saturation (to compensate for what was lost in flaring) and the sharpness at hard (to emphasize the contrast between the rapid current and the completely still ground and structure.

And once again, all the slow and extremely slow exposure speeds were taken sans tripod by bracing myself and the camera on varying parts of a tree and a bridge overlooking this view. With the VR (vibration reduction) turned on but the shutter delay turned off, I was able to get stable images 9 of 10 times. And it wasn’t like this is the first shot of this tableau: my guide and I spent at least 20 minutes figuring out how to shoot this by trial and error. Looking at the results of each crummy shot, we got her D60 and my D80 to capture the churning water in varying states of smoothness even with full sunlight blowing out some of the frames. The worst of that I cropped from many shots, including this one.

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