Marian Bodart  

Merriman Falls by Marian Bodart

November 2021 - Merriman Falls

About the Image(s)

Nikon D850
6 second
130 mm
ISO 64

Story behind the shot: I was visiting Merriman Falls in the Olympic National Park. The water flow was low, since it was early August and the area had not had any appreciable rain in months. I was standing in the stream at the base of the falls, looking for shots. My tripod was just a few inches above the stream water. As I looked around, the sun broke through the forest canopy and lit this small rivulet for a short period of time. I was able to grab several images before the light was gone. I processed this in lightroom, cropped, burned and dodged to enhance the water flow.

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5 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Marian,
Your long exposure created beautiful, silky waterfalls. The shadows and colors in the foreground water add interest. The smoothness of the waterfalls against the textured greenery works well. It is a very peaceful scene. Nicely done.   Posted: 11/08/2021 15:46:35
Marian Bodart   Marian Bodart
Thank you Barbara!   Posted: 11/17/2021 09:18:59

John Hackett   John Hackett
Well taken. I like the silky water of a longish exposure.This is well composed and the exposure is spot on , so simple but so nice.   Posted: 11/13/2021 05:43:13
Marian Bodart   Marian Bodart
Thank you, John, my feet were cold and wet for a while, but I'll go back and try again next summer.   Posted: 11/17/2021 09:19:38

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Marian,
A beautiful image with an excellent use of long exposure times.
Some thoughts...would it have been possible to crop the foreground a bit and shoot upwards on the falls? would shooting upwards give an even better view of the rocks (now near the top of the image) being hit by the upper falls?
Norm   Posted: 11/17/2021 09:46:57