Landscape Photography – Slow Curve Ahead

Here is another image taken a few weeks ago at the Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas. I’ve never seen the Pedernales river this low before. The layers in the granite where the water has cut through are wonderful to capture at sunset.

I love taking long exposures using the Singh-Ray Vari-ND neutral density filter. This wonderful little device is an absolute miracle worker when it comes to long exposures and is worth every penny of it’s $370 (USD) price. You turn the filter element to the “min” setting to compose and focus and then to the “max” setting to take your shots. No other neutral density filter comes close to the functionality of this little beauty.

Now if nature would just provide us a little more rain here in central Texas!

Slow Curve Ahead

Slow Curve Ahead – Pedernales Falls, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 47mm, f/11 for 8 seconds using a Singh-Ray Vari-ND neutral density filter. Shot at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film and post capture processed in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

5 thoughts on “Landscape Photography – Slow Curve Ahead

  1. I know it has been said before, but for landscape photographers, the use of filters is crucial. I’ve been tempted by the Vari-ND filter, and I’m glad to see you like it. Beautiful image.

    • Chris,

      This super expensive neutral density is the only filter that allows you to use your camera’s auto-focus and then add change the amount of light getting through so easily. It sure beats the old way of screwing on and off the ND filter.

      Jeff

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