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Cascade Creek

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 1 May 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

With all due respect to master landscape photographer Charles Cramer, I decided to try my own interpretation of the fury of spring snowmelt in Yosemite's Cascade Creek. A high, thin overcast provided perfect light for capturing the Creek's fury within the sensor's capture range of 5 1/2 stops. I tried various shutter speeds and kept coming back to this image where I used a 1/4 second shutter. I used Nik's Viveza software to open the detrail in the boulders in the background and to even out a few hot spots in the water. Cramer's shot is still my favorite and will stand the test of time. To see more of my landscape imagery, pruchase a copy of my book On the Edge, or learn about my upcoming workshops, please visit my website at

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/4 second F/22.0 ISO 100 120 mm

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