Quick Shot: Colorfall #2

On Sunday I unveiled "Colorfall #1" as a Quick Shot post... if you missed that story be sure to read it here

Like "Colorfall #1", the second print was taken at Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia. Sitting at the base of Elakala Falls, I marveled at the opportunities before me. The lighting was perfect. The colors were bright. The water was muddy. Everything was ideal to get a series of abstract shots.... so I did!

I got a few questions about the bright colors and how I managed to get them. It required a significant amount of experimentation to get the shot exactly like I wanted. The water was very muddy and was pretty drab, unless I composed water moving at a variety of different speeds!

To get this shot, I positioned myself so that I had one current moving very fast in front of my camera sidewise (giving the white colored water) and with slower moving water behind. The result was water that differed in color just because of the speed and direction it was traveling.  

Just like I did with "Colorfall #1", this was shot with the Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm lens with a neutral density filter. This image was around a 6 second exposure.