Our family adventure this week took us to Rainbow Springs State Park near Dunnellon, FL. Florida is not known for it’s waterfalls and unfortunately these are “man-made” falls. However, it was a great opportunity to be outside and try to get some fun shots. This capture was made with my 16-35mm f/4 VR and B+W 1000x ND filter. It was a 69 second exposure at f/13 in the middle of the day. If you don’t own a good ND filter it is worth the investment. There were so many people struggling to photograph the falls today. (Mid-day light and a hand-held camera just will not do if you’re trying to make the water “flow”.) However, with a sturdy tripod, a good ND filter, and a little patience, you’ll be surprised at just what kind of image you can manage even in mid-day lighting.
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What beautiful silky falls (especially since it was taken at daylight). 🙂
Really nice photo. 😀
I am 24 miles ( or there abouts) from Rainbow River State Park. One of my oldest and closest friends lives outside of Dunnellon towards Inglis just off 40, I believe.. Small world. But I am a native Floridian. I see a lot of your travels take you to places and near people I know well. Sweet. Living the dream indeed. 🙂 I love photography. And Florida has a lot of inspiration. Thank for stopping by my blog.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely love this picture!
I’m excited to see more of your pics in your future posts!
Now that is a flowing waterfall!!!
I like your header image – nice heron.
Great stuff! Love the Heron!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Thanks for the hint on how to capture the fall.
Great photo …
I definitely hear you on how challenged we are here in Florida as regards things like cliffs and waterfalls!! The only time I tried to blur a waterfall was on a visit to Guam…see how far I had to go!! LOL!! I made a fake cliff one time early on in learning photoshop. It was a cut made into sand by some rushing water. Laid on my stomach and angled the camera so the wall of sand looked rather cliff-like. Took out a parking garage in the scene and inserted a nice sky and voila …a Florida cliff!! Silly but was fun!!
I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my site recently and to let you know that your banner picture is beautiful. Is it in Georgia or is it a Florida scene? Could be FLA.
My banner picture is at Blue Spring State Park near Orange City, FL. Good eyes.
OH thanks!! Its surely a nice scene.
Toby, thank you for stopping by my blog on kayaking Florida’s rivers. I love all your pictures–wish I had that talent to document my travels. Your photos are beautiful!
Someone else posted a comment describing the falls as “silky”. Silky is the perfect adjective to describe the way the falls look in this gorgeous image! This is a beautiful shot. Thank you for sharing it.
Beautiful photo! The only thing missing from where I live is a waterfall. You captured this perfectly!
Nice shot. I am still learning much. Once I get the money together, I am going to start traveling to get beauties like this!
Thanks for the kind words, K. There never seems to be enough time or resources. I think all others would agree.
Thanks for visiting my site. I really appreciate it!
Can’t wait to see the fall colors!! My favorite time of year.
Excellent shot! I wish we had more waterfalls here in Florida. Artificial or otherwise it’s a great shot. I am also a big fan of black glass.
Great tips, Toby. I had the same problem a couple of years ago but I managed with my polariser filter. Slowing the light makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing.
This looks absolutely Magical!
Thank you for a ‘like’ on my blog. I am not a ‘photographer’ but I do know the passion of capturing the moment. I am glad you stopped by as now I can enjoy you great work.
You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but knowledge and good technique can turn a so-so subject into a lovely photograph. Nice work.
Thanks for the kind words, Steven. Your blog is incredible!
Well thanks for that. It means a lot.
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I may have to fit that one into my agenda. Sounds fun.
Thanks for visiting my blog, Toby. Love your photography, wouldn’t like to send some water to North Cyprus, would you, as it’s very dry here, we get about 2 months when it rains but not that much. I never realised how much I loved photography until I looked back at all the photos I’d taken over the years, funny how you don’t see what’s right under your nose. Take care.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is incredible.
Thank you for the info and the image
Nice motion in the water, I have never dragged my shutter that long, nice image….j
Nice shot! Where is the park? My daughter lives in Lakeland.
Thanks. It’s in Dunnellon, FL just a couple of hours north of Lakeland.
Thanks. We may have to check it out sometime when we are down there.
Nothing as exciting as the first time you capture water flowing like this. Except for maybe car lights or stars streaking. And you explain it so easily. Great shot, too!
Thanks for the kind words, Emilio. Your photography is simply amazing. I love your blog.