Smooth Waters

Copyright Jeff Ball 2010

Yesterday, I received a neutral density filter that I ordered earlier in the week. I went for a walk along the Platte river with my dog, Kahlo to get this shot. I scouted this spot on a walk with my partner Remy last weekend and I knew it would be the perfect place to try out this new filter. A neutral density filter just filters out a certain percentage of light passing through the lens. This allows me to either reduce my depth of field in bright situations by opening up the lens or, as in this case, leave my shutter open for longer periods of time in brighter situations. This is a 3 second exposure at f-stop 29. I love the smooth feeling of the water going over the rocks.

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