We're not in Snowdonia this time.
This waterfall is part of a larger set of falls called Aira Force, and it's near Ullswater in the Lake District in the north of England.
My wife Liz and I were taking a weekend break up there, doing a bit of walking and generally chilling out, and of course I had my camera with me!
It was autumn and the colours in the Lake District are amazing at this time of year. However, I decided to convert this particular image to black and white as there wern't any vibrant autumn colours in this shot, which is more about tones and texture than colour. Indeed, I found the small amount of colour in this particular scene to be dingy and distracting so I removed it, resulting in a much more pleasing and easy to understand image.
If something isn't adding to a scene then it's actually detracting from it, and should be removed.
Filename - waterfall 06.jpg
Camera - Canon 5D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm
Exposure - 0.8sec @ f16, ISO100
Location - Aira Force, Lake District
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2
Comments - Slow shutter speed used to blur water. Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.
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