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A drive around the Lake District in Cumbria, England, was put on hold for half an hour or so, as my wife Liz and I stopped for a picnic by Crummock Water.
We found a comfortable river bank to sit on, next to this delightful little waterfall, flowing quite vigorously after a few days' rain.
With a solid overcast it was an ideal opportunity to capture a time lapse sequence of the flowing water, as the dull skies kept the light levels reflecting from the cascade at reasonable levels.
So while we ate our picnic my camera clicked away, capturing the few hundred still images needed for just a few seconds of time lapse video.
I wanted to smooth out the flow down the waterfall somewhat, so I used a small F/22 aperture and a polarising filter to slow the shutter speed to the point where the foaming water was just blurring a little.
A short while later and we were back on our way, fed, watered, creatively satisfied and ready to explore yet more of the Lake District's beautiful scenery.
This still image is just one of those I took to create my Crummock Waterfall Timelapse #1 video, and makes quite a decent picture in its own right I think.
Filename - lake district crummock water waterfall 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 0.5 sec @ f/22, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare, enhance colours and increase exposure time to allow the water movement to blur slightly.
Location - Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Small aperture used to enable long exposure in order to blur water movement. Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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