More Autumn Scenes from the Woods of Harriman State Park, NY
I listed the camera settings below each image so you can see the tech details. As you'll see, a slow shutter speed was key to show the motion of the water, and a small aperture was preferable to achieve great depth of field. All were taken with a Canon 40D and a 17-40mm wide angle zoom mounted to a tripod. I used a circular polarizer for the top two images to increase saturation and cut the glare from the water.
Camera settings: f13, 1.3 seconds, ISO 250
Camera settings: f14, 1 second, ISO 250
Camera settings: f14, 1/4 sec, ISO 250
Here's what one of the workshop participants had to say about the shoot:
"Chris, just wanted to thank you for the Fall Foliage Workshop. I learned so much in such a short time about both the operation of my camera and how to best take photos. I came home with some beautiful photos; some family members have already asked me to print out copies for them to frame. Once I get a chance, I will upload them online and send you the link. Being such a novice I was a little hesitant at first but your style and manner made learning extremely easy (kudos to Sue also for scouting out some wonderful spots) . I look forward to more workshops. Last night I even tried shooting some shots at my son's game using entirely manual mode. Thanks again." - Peter
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