Monday, June 25, 2012

Natural Beauty

We went to a family reunion today at Carnifex Ferry Battleground near Summersville Lake and the Gauley River.  After the reunion we always go down by the river to mess around a little.  This time we went down to the river below the dam.  Just a little downstream from where whitewater rafts put in for Gauley season.  There was no whitewater today though.  You could easily walk across the river and not go above your knees.

Like the post title says, "natural beauty".  The top two pictures need no explanation, but I'll give you a little background on the bottom one.  Photo nerd alert!  I made it with the Canon 24-105 mm zoom at 24 mm and f/8, a 75 second exposure time, a 10 stop neutral density filter and a circular polarizer filter.  There was a pretty good breeze blowing, so if you look close you can see that a lot of the trees are blurry too, like the water.  You can also see some blurring of the clouds from them moving across the sky during the exposure.  That's all!

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