Walker Camp Prong

I am pretty sure this is a picture looking up Walker Camp Prong taken right before we returned to the Alum Cave Trailhead.

Photographically, I like this one.  I had a somewhat specific idea of looking for a scene like this on the trip (thus the care to actually pack the ND filters*).  It was early evening on an overcast day, so the lighting was pretty even.  I did have to take a number of shots, looking for one during which the bridge we were on didn’t bounce and the breeze didn’t kick up enough to blur the leaves.

Picture taken with Sony a6000, SEL 18-200mm @ 64mm, 13 sec, f/16, ISO 100

* For any who might not know, but care to know, ND stands for Neutral Density – it’s a filter that is placed over the lens to darken the scene but not change the color tone.  I probably had a pair of filters on here, an ND4 and and ND8.  They’re additive, meaning that the combo reduces light coming into the lens by 12 stops, which means 12 halvings of the shutter speed.  Add to that the f/16 vs. a more common f/5.6 and you get another 3 stops, meaning that this shot was taken with a shutter roughly 2^15 (32768) times slower than it otherwise might have been.

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