Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waterfall at Baines Dam on Newfound Creek

Whenever there's significant rainfall in Gardendale, Alabama, the lagoon that forms atop Baines Dam, coagulating the waters of Newfound Creek, begins to overflow. And when there's a whole lot of rainfall, that overflow spill over the face of the stairstep dam as a lovely waterfall. I early August we had several days of thunderstorms, and enough water to cause this waterfall.

Waterfall at Baines Dam on Newfound Creek, Gardendale, Alabama
In order to achieve the long exposure and milky tones that I was hoping for, I placed a piece of welding glass in front of the lens as a neutral density filter, allowing on 15 second exposure on what was a pretty bright, slightly overcast day. This technique is described elsewhere on the blog and has been used with varying levels of success.

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