I wasn’t sure if I initially liked this image when I pulled it out of the developing tank the other day. Every other frame on the roll of film was of an incredibly majestic waterfall except this shot. In fact I remember exposing this frame on more or less a lark because I had to use up a final frame on a roll of film before packing up and heading back to the car on a hike. I really honestly thought it would be a throw away image.
After scanning the image I’ve come to realize I’m really quite pleased with it. In fact, I haven’t even bothered to scan the images of the waterfall quite yet.
This image was made with a Mamiya RZ67 set up on a tripod. The scene was in a ravine with a creek running down the center and the light was very dim. If memory serves, I believe the exposure was at about twenty seconds and f/5.6 or so. Most landscape photographers would agree that it can be fun to do long exposures of flowing water and this image is a pretty good illustration as to why. There is a good kinetic energy to it that I like looking at.