The Regents PArk Waterfall
I have always loved those beautiful images of waterfalls, were the water looks silky smooth.
The flowing effect of the water is implied by the magic of DSLR Photography. It is a tricky technique to get right and today, I achieved a breakthrough with a little help from a kind gentleman in Regents Park who was attempting to created the same effect for himself.
I was on a little bridge shooting away, my shots of the water were crap. The sun was directly behind me and a really bright today. The settings on my camera were correct, yet my finished outcome was far from satisfactory.
This gentleman had just finished his and as he walked passed me, I said to him, " did your shot come out alright?", he said "yes". I asked him if I could have a look on his camera and his shot was gorgeous. I asked him if he could teach me how to achieve the same outcome on my camera and he very kindly talked me through the process.
Because it was a bright day, he told me to set my ISO to 100, mine was set on 200.
He set my camera in his Tripod - essential because of the long exposure to avoid camera shake and blurry image.
Aperture set to f/22:
Shutter Speed to 1 .3 seconds and shoot.
Here is the result
I have now become a passionate photographer of Waterfalls - on my travels around the world, I will be looking for waterfalls. This is one of the most magical and spectacular shots a photographer can make because it captures nature, in all her glory.
I want to thank the gentleman I met in the park today for kindly teaching me this technique, his name is Chris.
©Mike Vincent Photography 2015