Silky Smooth

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  1. Double H

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    As spring is blooming, and foilage is growing, I am getting anxious for waterfalls. Although the below shots aren't of big falls, the day quenched my thirst. Enjoy!

    1-4: x4 ND filter, circ. polarizer, ƒ22, 1.3" - 2", overcast mid-day.

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    4 is the best!
     
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    wow! i really REALLY like these shots, and i'm very curious to know, how do you get the water to look so "silky smooth" i've always like how that looks but never knew how to do it...
    is it done in pp? or do you use a slow shutter speed? i'm ignorant!
     
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    i think he used a slow shutter speed... i agree with wazeer number 4 is the best
     
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    I think I need a polarizer...I tried some waterfall shots today for the first time...I was able to get the silky look but I had so many hot spots from the sun. Oh well...yours look great!
     
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    Thanks all, for the kind comments. I love #4 the best also.

    The water gets the silky look via a long exposure. Anything in the 1" to 3" is the most you will need. Close up the aperture, and use the neutral density filter (it's like putting sunglasses on your lens). Overcast sky helps also.
     

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