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Gold and Blue

Over the weekend I made a trip to Elbow Falls for some practice with my B+W 10-stop ND filter. It was an absolutely beautiful day with the sun shining and the birds chirping. I could have used some clouds in the sky, but I’m not complaining about being able to enjoy the sun outdoors for the first time in a long time. I’m hoping to have a few shots to share from this trip, and I hope you enjoy the first.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, 24mm, F 16, ISO 100

Scott Ackerman - April 25, 2011 - 7:23 am

Love how it looks like there is variable points of focus but it’s really just the blur created with rocks being just below the smooth water surface. Love these 10 Stop shots!

Chris Nitz - April 25, 2011 - 7:24 am

Awesome shot man!

Chris Frailey - April 25, 2011 - 7:58 am

Looks good Heath.

Steve Beal - April 25, 2011 - 8:10 am

Dude this shot is simply outstanding… I am addicted to the 10-stop, it opens up a whole new world of possibility, beautiful color treatment!

Brian Furbush - April 25, 2011 - 8:29 am

Nice shot dude! I love how the contrasting warm gold tones and cool blues really pop out of the shot with the silky water.

Mike Olbinski - April 25, 2011 - 8:48 am

Very cool…amazing how clearly you can see through the rocks. Well done!

Scott Webb - April 25, 2011 - 9:02 am

The water is amazingly smooth and the rocks crisp!

A.Barlow - April 25, 2011 - 9:10 am

Nice color man! I love how the rocks are so sharp and detailed and framed by the blurry waters.

Jesse Pafundi - April 25, 2011 - 11:28 am

Scotty Ack nailed it. Sharp rocks surrounded by motion blur. Really different kind of shot. Love it.

Wayne Frost - April 25, 2011 - 12:22 pm

A very interesting image, Heath. I like the selective focus look and the handling of the water against the sharply focused and richly saturated rocks really plays well to the eye.

Tom Baker - April 25, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Heath what a great shot. I love your POV and the smooth water. Well done.

Toad Hollow Photography - April 25, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Oh my God, Heath, this is incredible my friend! I really love long exposures and this shot is the quintessential image for this! Awesome.

Jimi Jones - April 25, 2011 - 9:34 pm

Wonderful shot!
I really like that water effect. Nice photo all around.

Scott Wood - April 25, 2011 - 11:21 pm


Jim Nix - April 26, 2011 - 12:26 am

Wow that is really beautiful Heath, great work! jim

murphyz - April 26, 2011 - 6:48 am

Interesting shot Heath; I echo the above – the sharp rocks and motion blur really add interest here.

Rich Williams - April 26, 2011 - 8:12 am

Awesome light and silky water. Love this.

Chris Kenison - April 26, 2011 - 10:22 am

Wow. Great work!

Chris DeAngelis - April 27, 2011 - 8:32 am

Awesome shot Heath! Can’t wait to break in my 10 stop!

Matthew Watkins - May 4, 2011 - 2:53 am

Bliss! Looks like a daydream!! love the composition on this! Fantastic shot AGAIN!