I’ve always been fascinated by photos of moving water where the water looks like silk or fog. I’ve taken a few of them, and have been to some brilliant locations, but usually only found those locations by chance during roadtrips, and usually haven’t planned that type of photography so that either I’ve felt too stressed to take good photos, or I didn’t have the right equipment with me.
For last spring and summer, I planned to visit as many waterfalls as I could, but was never able to go to any of them. However, the photography season of 2018 started out very nicely – a good friend of mine whom I’m helping to learn using her system camera, asked me on Sunday morning if I wanted to go with her to photograph waterfalls. I wasn’t doing great, but decided that photographing waterfalls would solve all problems! 😀
There is a nice waterfall close to us, with the water running into a little creek. I was there last summer, but there’s very little water there in the summer so I didn’t get any good photos. It was a nice place though that I planned to return to. This time there was a more decent amount of water, and I took a few shots and experimented with different shutter speeds. My favourite photos were those at 6 and 8 seconds, however the first picture is taken at 4 seconds which is good too. Actually, 0,5 seconds is enough to get a nice smooth water effect, but the longer, the more dramatic the effect.
I hope this will be the year when I get (or make?) the opportunity to visit lots of waterfalls!! This is a very pretty spot, although it was a cloudy day and everything was very colourless. I’ll have to return when there’s more green and when there are more spring flowers there, which is quite soon, because when spring comes to Sweden, everything goes very fast!
To all of you out there with still snow and all that, I hope spring will come to you soon too!