A Shot A Day – 2018(TDN) (02/25/2018)

by | Feb 25, 2018 | A Shot A Day 2018, A Shot A Day 2018 (TDN), Daily Blogs |

Still Waters

You know the drill, the scene isn’t what you thought it was going to be. Must be something there. From a recent scouting trip to Smoky Mountains National Park.

A Shot A Day - 2018(TDN) (056A of 365)-(25-02)

A Shot A Day – 2018(TDN) (056A of 365)-(25-02)


Canon 5D MarkIV


Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM


Really Right Stuff L-Bracket,
Really Right Stuff Series 3 Tripod,
NiSi 180mm Filter Holder (For Canon 11-24 Lens),
NiSi 82mm Adapter for Canon 11-24mm Lens 180mm Filter Holder,
NiSi Polarizing Filter 180x180mm


ISO 100, 1/15 (-1.0) @ f/22.0 – 123mm

Technique And Composition:

As you might have guessed from the description, this is searching for something in a scene that just didn’t measure up.

I really liked the pattern and repetition of the water as it went over the damn, very uniform, made a nice perpendicular to the dam itself.

I worked the top of the dam as the diagonal across the frame and made sure to use a polarizer on the surface of the retaining canal, so I could get some texture and color in it.

It’s worth noting here, I set my aperture to f/22. I don’t really think that f/22 was visually necessary, but I was wanting to slow the shutter speed down some more.

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