I have already posted a series of Floral images over the last couple of weeks on the back of my recent visit to the Japanese Gardens. As I mentioned in my very 1st post along with the gardens the site houses our National Stud and Saint Fiachra’s Garden which offers woodland and lakeside walks.
This image is of the waterfall in Saint Fiachra’s Garden and shows the remnants of some of the tress that used to populate the waterfall. In the background you can also see the beautiful red leafed tree that is always so vibrant.
The sun was still high in the sky and casting harsh shadow at this stage. I moved the camera position around until I found a composition I was happy with and could also use the trees to shield me from the direct sunlight also. Using a 3 stop and 2 stop ND filters along with setting the ISO to 50 allowed me to extend the shutter speed to just over 50 seconds and really soften out that rushing water.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: 51 secs
Focal Length: 20mm
ISO Speed: 50