Photo of the Week – May 21st.

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This week I attended a photographic workshop in the Blackwater State Park and Canaan River Valley region of West Virginia.   The Mountain landscape in this part of West Virginia is abundant with wooded waterfalls and beautiful vistas.  The workshop was lead by Joseph Rossbach though Adventures in Light Workshops .  The  weather for the four day workshop was conducive to stream and waterfall photography, but we were skunked on morning and evening light for the vistas.  So waterfalls it was.  We were able to mix in the occasional landscape shot when the clouds/fog cooperated.

This week’s photo is from Douglas Falls in Douglas, WV.  Instead of heading downstream for the traditional view of this impressive waterfall, I chose to get as close as I could to the back of the first and tallest of the falls.  It is very rocky in this area and the spray form the crashing water and cause water problems  for the front of the lens.  Working quickly and with a dry towel in hand I was able to get a few frames without any technical problems.  The photo below was on of my first attempts and my favorite.

Equipment used on this trip:  Nikon D750 SLR Camera, Nikon 16 – 35mm f4 wide-angle lens, Sigma 24 – 70mm f2.6 lens,  Nikon 28 – 300mm zoom telephoto lens.  This photo was taken with the 16- 35mm wide-angle lens.

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