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walter.sk

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Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« on: March 14, 2011, 06:24:49 PM »

I was at the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ, one of my favorite spots to shoot.  The Passaic River put about 4 feet of water into the streets in Little Falls, and the Great Falls were more turbulent than I have ever seen.  The bridge is for seeing the falls from the top, and the old building is a very old power station converting hydro power to electricity.

Comments welcome.

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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 07:37:27 PM »

Walter, Splendid shot. Bravo!

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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 08:32:11 PM »

Thanks, Russ.  Coming from you, it means a lot.
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 09:28:32 PM »

Wonderful, wonderful light  and its essence...
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 09:29:48 PM »

Indeed a very fine shot.

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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 05:52:04 AM »

I was at the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ, one of my favorite spots to shoot.  The Passaic River put about 4 feet of water into the streets in Little Falls, and the Great Falls were more turbulent than I have ever seen.  The bridge is for seeing the falls from the top, and the old building is a very old power station converting hydro power to electricity.

Comments welcome.

It is nice to see water looking like water - what shutter speed did you use? ...and what ISO did you need to get it?

I think that, for many water shots, tilt can give DOF at high shutter speeds in deep, dark ravines.
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 07:47:39 AM »

I can almost hear the water there, very good.
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »

I decided that frezzing most of the water motion would convey the turbulence better than a more traditional "silky" look.  Light in the foreground was not great, so I cranked the ISO up to 400 and set the aperture for f/11.  The shutter speed was 1/640.  The silky look in the background was more from mist rather than moving water.

The camera is my still useful 1DMkii.  The lens was the Tamron 28-300 with image stabilization.  Within its limitations, I like it as much as my "L" lenses.

It is nice to see water looking like water - what shutter speed did you use? ...and what ISO did you need to get it?

I think that, for many water shots, tilt can give DOF at high shutter speeds in deep, dark ravines.
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 12:10:03 PM »

Nicely done...

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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 02:45:12 PM »

The famous falls from The Sopranos. Nice shot. Did you go to Libby's for a hot dog with their secret sauce?
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Re: Great Falls after Passaic River Flooding
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 03:24:06 PM »

The famous falls from The Sopranos. Nice shot. Did you go to Libby's for a hot dog with their secret sauce?
Nah!  The day I was there most of the roads were flooded.
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