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A selection of Waterfalls in the Smokys and Blue Ridge Mountains
Posted By: MRRiley, 08-09-2009, 07:32 AM

Some waterfalls from our drive thru the Smokys and Blue Ridge Mountains last week. All shot with the K20D and either the DA 16-45mm or the Tamron 28-75mm. A polarizer and NDx8 filters were used to enable increased exposure times.

Bald River Falls 1 - 4sec, f22, 23mm


Bald River Falls 2 - TN - 10sec, f29, 33mm (still working on colorbalancing this one with the previous one - light changed drastically between shots)


Tellico River Cascade 1 - TN - 13sec, f22, 20mm


Tellico River Cascade 2 - TN - 13sec, f22, 20mm


Verdant Cascade - TN - 13sec, f22, 18mm


Fallingwater Cascade - VA - 4sec, f13, 28mm


Crabtree Falls 1 - VA - 4sec, f32, 75mm


Crabtree Falls 2 - VA - 2sec, f20, 63mm


Crabtree Falls 3 - VA - 8sec, f13, 16mm


Crabtree Falls 4 - VA - 8sec, f13, 16mm


Crabtree Falls 5 - VA - 8sec, f10, 45mm


Hope you enjoyed...

Mike
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Spectacular series, Mike - numbers 2 and 3 are particularly breathtaking. I haven't been through the Smokys since '95; your images make me want to go back.

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Michael, that is a wonderful series thanks for posting it. I am not going to pick a favourite, I like them all.
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I agree with Henrich. tough to pick one or two favorites, though #4,5,6,7 and 10 do stand out a little more. Well done Mike. What was the average exposure time?? JIM

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Great series Mike! You are certainly putting the filters to good use...

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Mike,
These really made my day! #2 not so much, but the others are truly inspired. I have a lot of opportunity to shoot waterfalls in my vicinity and appreciate how hard it is to get a composition that works. Thank you so much for sharing these.

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Great set! #3, #5 and #8 are my favourites. Looks like the Smokeys is a nice place to visit. Would you reckon a day or two there would be enough?

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Just beautifull! I like them all, but #3 is my favourite. Thanks for posting

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Beautiful Mike,these would be perfect for a calendar!!
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Very nice images Mike. My favorite is #3, but all are quite impressive!
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great series. first one spectacular.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Spectacular series, Mike - numbers 2 and 3 are particularly breathtaking. I haven't been through the Smokys since '95; your images make me want to go back.

Jer
Thanks Jerry. The mountains are beautiful. just wish I could spend more time in em.

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Michael, that is a wonderful series thanks for posting it. I am not going to pick a favourite, I like them all.
Thanks Heinrich.

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I agree with Henrich. tough to pick one or two favorites, though #4,5,6,7 and 10 do stand out a little more. Well done Mike. What was the average exposure time?? JIM
Thanks Jim! Most were shot between 8-13 seconds though when the clouds cooprated I went as long as about 20 seconds and down to 1 second when the sun was particulary bright. I had to triple up an NDx8/NDx4/Polarizer a couple of times to get the long exposures though.

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Great series Mike! You are certainly putting the filters to good use...

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Thanks Marc! I really enjoy doing these and appreciate that the effort is working.

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Mike,
These really made my day! #2 not so much, but the others are truly inspired. I have a lot of opportunity to shoot waterfalls in my vicinity and appreciate how hard it is to get a composition that works. Thank you so much for sharing these.

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Thanks Steve! I know what you mean about #2. It is a little less interesting in some way.

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Very nice Mike!
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W O W

#3 and #4 are indescribably (spell right?) well done! Definitely some of the better water shots I've seen in a long, long time. Truly excellent work, MRRiley.
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Hi Mike,
1,2 and 4 are particually lovely.
Nice silky water. It really looks like a beautiful spot to be, we have similar places here which are great to stretch the legs and get out of the city.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers Neil
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