Small river in Colorado

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  1. ccd333

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    The St. Vrain River runs east from Rocky Mountain National Park. Taken late morning yesterday in dark area of St. Vrain Canyon.

    Pentax *istDL and kit lens
    Focal length: 24.0mm (35mm equivalent: 36mm)
    Exposure time: 1.000 s
    Aperture: f/22.0
    ISO equiv.: 200
    Tripod and neutral density filter

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah!
    Snow!
    You already into having snow???

    We are forecast the first bit of "snow" for tomorrow when a cold front will bring arctic winds ...

    Very nice flowing-water at 1 sec. exposure.
    I still need to get my first really sharp flowing-water pic ... I have so far tried to handhold mine but that is no good... :roll: (silly me, to think I might succeed in doing this when no one else does ... or did you HANDHOLD this one?)
     
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    Hi Corinna. It would be very difficult to get a "sharp" 1 second exposure handheld....even with the new stabilization cameras and lenses. I've had some moderate success with a monopod and some real good anchoring, but otherwise you need a tripod for that long of an exposure. The other problem is getting enough contrast without blowing out highlights.....my snow on the rocks is a bit hot.
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    By hot, do you mean the red cast?- Trying to understand.

    I like the composition.
     
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    Hmmm... Colorado... what a wonderful place and what a wonderful pic (I'm glad that I live here). I love it! I've been wanting to know how those people got those pictures like that with the smooth looking white water. What is a negative errr... neutral density filter? And what does it do?
     
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    by hot, i think he just means a little overexposed. i like it, looks chilly. I wish I had more moving water around me, i love water shots like this. :thumbup: oh well, that's what I get for living in the middle of the desert. :)
     
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    JTH is correct, hot in this sense means overexposed. Chris, a neutral density filter reduces the amount of light coming in for exposure.....a necessity for longer exposures like this that also have brighter elements in them (like the whitewater and snow for example). They screw onto the end of your lens and come in various stops (f values) of reduction.
     

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