A long exposure of McWay Falls in late afternoon light.
The McWay Falls in Big Sur is one of my most favorite waterfalls in California. I lost track of how many times I’ve attempted to photograph this gentle stream of water plunging 80 feet into a picturesque turquoise cove nested along the rugged Big Sur coastline. If you haven’t seen it, there are many photos on Flickr tagged with ‘mcwayfalls’.
My natural tendency when I photograph McWay Falls is to take out my wide angle lens to capture a wide perspective of the entire cove. This time, I decided to change my approach by getting a long exposure closeup of this waterfalls. I did a few exposures ranging from 2-10 seconds during bright day light, then took off before sunset. I was tired and wanted to get home before midnight.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + 1.4 extender
- Hoya DMC PRO1 Circular Polarizer, .9+.6 Lee GND
- Gitzo GT3530S 6x + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F38] [4s] [98mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- May 24, 2009
- May 25, 2009 at 1:43 am