Nov 9, 2015

Behind the Waterfall Photography Image of Profile Falls

On my recent photography tour to New Hampshire and the White Mountains I stopped at Profile Falls. This scenic New England waterfall is located off NH Route 3A near Bristol and the White Mountains region. Surrounded by fall foliage peak colors I climbed atop the waterfall to capture Profile Falls from atop with its upstream cascades. The morning sun beautifully painted the autumn hues in spectacular colors. The overcome the high contrast between the shaded waterfall with rocks and the sun-filled leaves I used a split neutral density filter. A polarizing filter eliminated glare on rocks and leaves while also extending the shutter speed allowing to capture the tumbling water as silky white streams. A small aperture of f/22 provided the desired Depth of Field and long exposure time of 1.5 seconds at ISO 100.

During routine post processing I cleaned up the picture off imperfections and dust spots, minimally adjusted contrast, lighting and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Profile Falls.

Good light and happy photo making!


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