Enfield Glen

Enfield Glen Robert Treman State Park near Ithaca, New York.

Arrive early at the waterfall to take advantage of the minimum of people, you can spread out to work, The early morning light allows for extended exposures with deep depth of field to accentuate the flowing motion of stream. Early morning often adds a bit of fog to a scene. The solitude, the visual of the fog and the sound of the water rushing over the rocks provides a creative dreamy enviroment.

The trick to photographing water falls is having a minimum of light rather than midday sun. The lack of light allows you to maximize your exposure by extending depth of field and ISO by using a very long shutter speeds. Obviously tripod use is mandatory while, using a polarizing or neutral density filter isn’t required but adds a nice quality to the effect. These bulb exposures were over 30 seconds.

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