Curves Of Time

Carved over millenia by the relentless force of water against granite, the large pothole at The Basin Natural area in Franconia Notch was formed.

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    • Thank you Shawn-Marie and sure thing. The exposure info is 17mm @ f/8 for 3.2 sec., ISO 100. I most likely had my B+W circular polarizer on the lens as well, since for pretty much all my waterfall/moving water type photos I use it. As for camera and lens, I used the Canon EF 17-40 f/4L on my Canon 7D. This photo could easily have been made with just about any decent camera capable of at least shooting in Aperture Priority or Manual mode. A basic point and shoot without this capability would most likely give you too fast a shutter speed to blur the water like this.

      Lastly, and equally as important as the camera itself, you need a tripod or some other way to hold the camera perfectly still for such a long exposure.

      I hope that helps 😀

      • Thank you. I have a brand new canon t5i, and I bought it superficially to learn these time elapsed photography. I do have a Tri-pod. I may need to buy a different lens. I have a efts-18-55mm and a efs 55-250mm . I am looking forward to learning this technique. As always your pictures inspire me to be a better photographer. mahalo

        • DO NOT rush out and buy a new lens just yet. What you have will take pictures that are at least 95% as good as anything you’ll get with a “better” lens. I’ve sold more photos made with a Promaster 17-50 f/2.8 lens, which is a knock-off of a Tamron lens of the same focal length. I bought it used for about $275. Last year I upgraded to the 17-40L, which cost almost $800. Image quality wasn’t even on the list of reasons I paid all that extra money, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that the lens may have cost about $525 more, the photos I make with it are not $525 better.

          The T5i is a great camera and those lenses are perfectly capable of producing good photos. As long as you do your part that is.

          If you have any questions about photographing moving water using long exposures, or anything else photography, you know where to find me 😉

  1. Excellent photo as always Jeff.

    Shawn-Marie: If you use Chrome or Firefox you can download a browser extension called “Exif viewer” that lets you see the exposure info on most photos. It’s a helpful tool for photographers.

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