Lower Calf Creek Waterfall

Lower Calf Creek Waterfall

HDR Image, 14mm Nikon Lens, D700 camera
on May 2, 2009 12:12 am
Image ID: 510550


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lcarreau - May 3, 2009 9:48 am - Voted 10/10

Fascinating ..

From the "master of snakes" to Calf Creek
Falls? Green is the colour of envy! I always
wanted to see this spot in person! Awesome..


peninsula - May 3, 2009 11:51 am - Hasn't voted


Thanks Icarreau,

Green is also alive and stands for freshness, fertility, and hope. Hope you can get there soon, it is an awesome place.


Nanuls - May 3, 2009 12:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing Photo

This is a great shot, the HDR technique works really well.

How many photos did you use to create it?


peninsula - May 3, 2009 1:09 pm - Hasn't voted


I took 7 exposures with 1 EV jumps. Nikon wont make 2 EV jumps. It helps having a high quality DSLR like the D700. When shooting RAW, the D700 covers about 9 EV. Most digital cameras are 6 to 8 EV.

I used four of those seven exposures. Generally, you don't want to exceed more than 2 EV between merged exposures.

A great book on the subject is "High Dynamic Range Digital Photography" by Ferrell McCollough.


Nanuls - May 3, 2009 4:42 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for the info. Recently I've been playing around a bit with HDR myself and have managed to get some quite nice results. I'll have to post some of them at some point.

skunk ape

skunk ape - May 3, 2009 11:40 pm - Voted 10/10


I spent too much time at Lower Calf Creek Falls and didn't come close to getting the shot! It's a tight spot to try and capture everything. even with a 12mm lens. Really great!


peninsula - May 5, 2009 3:37 pm - Hasn't voted


It is a tight spot. This was with a 14 mm lens on a full-frame sensor and that helped a great deal. The real battle was protecting the camera from the mist and spray coming off the waterfall as there were frequent wind gusts. I held my hat over the camera waiting for the wind to die down and then fired off two sets of 7 bracketed exposures. Even then, I ended up with a light misting of the lens!

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