A Spring Outing


The sun was shining,the sky was blue and Paul Smith and myself headed up the Westbranch to see what was available to photograph.I had just traded in my Canon Tsi Dsr for a Canon 7D.This was a chance to try out the 7D and become familiar with it.

This is actually a pretty drab time of year with not a whole lot of color and the ice and remaining snow being on the dirty side.The Wakonasin was ice free for the most part.I did not find the water levels very high for this time of year.

Our destination was Gordon Chutes about 30 km up the Westbranch.Upon arrival we decided to sit and enjoy a hot cup of tea and blueberry muffin before hiking along the river.We hiked up to the upper end of the falls and I was able to do some tight shots with the rocks and water flow.The above photo was a result of that.I used the rocks and water flow to design my composition.The rocks have a pleasing color to them and you will see that the small pool has green colored water.I shot the scene with the zoom at 135.The shutter speed was set at 1/13 of a sec with f22.This allowed me to achieve definition in the water that I always strive to accomplish when the water flow is fairly fast.When you have detail in the water you give the water character.

Later in the day a fine cloud cover came in and changed our lighting.The wind was cold as is typical at this time of year.I was more than please with my new Canon 7D and I am looking forward to many more outings with the camera.That is it for this week,so for now happy trails.

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~ by kenben on 04/15/2011.

4 Responses to “A Spring Outing”

  1. Hi Ken.

    Congrats on the new toy. Just to nitpick your article, I do believe its a 7D and not D7 – right?

    What made you buy a new one?

    As always, your image looks great. Very nice tones and composition. The water looks almost like its painted.
    Very nicely done!

    Jan

    • Well hello Jan.Nice to hear from you. Yes you are right.I will correct that.

      I wanted to get something better than I had.So far I am quite impressed. Maureen and I are in the process of selling off all our horses and farm. I will have more time to photograph.

      Ken

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