I’ve always had a fascination with waterfalls. Long hikes at school camps were always that much better if lunch was taken by the side of a mountain stream or waterfall. The recent storm that passed by the East Coast plus the day of rain over the weekend have replenished water supplies to the many waterfalls in North Carolina that attract visitors. So we have included several waterfalls in our trip and of course my newly activated photography hobby demands that they be photographed.
There’s a difference of opinion in our family as to the best way to photograph moving water. Cheryl likes the ‘frozen in time’ shots that capture the drips and drops as they descend. I’m favoring the wispy smooth flow images that grace the pages of many travel and photo magazines. These require some extra equipment, a filter to reduce the light so a long time exposure can be taken and a cable release and tripod so the camera is still during the long exposure. At the moment I’m doing both types of shots so we can discuss and enlist other opinions. What do you think?