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Athabasca Falls in black & white

The Athabasca river flows over the granite cliffs of Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park, Canada

Athabas­ca Falls

I’ve noticed that I make a greater pro­por­tion of black-and-white images than I tend to print—so I’m going to try to cor­rect that. I took this pho­to­graph the same week­end as this pho­to (it was a great week­end).

And, although it’s not an uncom­mon tech­nique in land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy (espe­cial­ly of water­falls), I also haven’t exper­i­ment­ed much with slow shut­ter speeds and flow­ing water, although a fel­low Edmon­ton pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Joel Koop (see an exam­ple of his work here), has inspired me to try more.

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2 comments to Athabasca Falls in black & white

  • Hey, thanks for the link! I actu­al­ly real­ly like that you didn’t use a super-slow shut­ter speed here. It real­ly shows the dif­fer­ence in the top of the water fall (which is still a lit­tle chunky because it’s flow­ing slow­er) and the bot­tom of the water­fall (which is much smoother — almost dreamy). Beau­ti­ful pho­to!

    • Jonathan

      Thanks Joel, and it’s my plea­sure to send folks to your web­site!

      I shot this pho­to at 1/5th sec at f/8 and ISO400, after try­ing many (MANY) dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions and I liked this par­tic­u­lar set­ting for just the rea­sons you men­tioned. It was a lot of fun to exper­i­ment with this tech­nique, and I had the place almost to myself as it was late Sep­tem­ber so I didn’t feel rushed to get my big tri­pod out of everyone’s way!

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