A day in the valley

Well not a whole day but a few hours in the middle of the day to get some sun through the trees. There are several mini waterfalls in Coachwood Glen that provide good subject matter. A solid tripod and gumboots are pretty much essential. This shot is a converted colour image taken with a Nikon D800E with 24-70mm @24mm - f13 / 1 sec / +1/3ev ISO 160

The colour image below has an almost studio lighting quality about it. That is to say, its evenly lit all over as if a huge softbox was used. If you take photos in the forest, you will either encounter situations involving high contrast where the suns rays have made an appearance and are shining directly onto an object or you will have reflected light which requires you to take longer exposures.

This photo shows the amazing variety of rocks to be found here. Colours appear rich and textures are detailed. 24-70mm @38mm - f13 / 5sec / +1/3ev ISO 160

This shot gives a view of the surroundings. There are a few of these mini falls to explore. They provide good opportunities for some closeup shots. Some waterproof footwear is required for some of them. 24-70mm @24mm - f13 / 1 sec / +1/3ev ISO 160