Saturday, April 25, 2009

Temperatures Rise, Water Falls

As the temperature warms and the snow melts, it's a great time to photograph waterfalls. Rainbow Falls, west of Chehalis, Wash., normally fits between two rocks in the middle of the Chehalis River. Right now, the waterfall is a gorgeous cascade that stretches all the way from one river bank to the other. Many falls are at or approaching their peak spring flow.

If you would like some tips with your own waterfall photography, check out the current issue of Digital Photographer magazine (issue 82). This issue's "Big Feature" is on water, and I was invited to share advice for photographing waterfalls. Among other things, you'll get the exposure settings for some of my favorite waterfall images, and you'll read about my technique for finding rainbows in waterfalls. Yes, there is a trick.

By the way, I do have a some of my 2009 Water Works calendars left. It features waterfalls, lakes, and rivers from throughout North America. While the year is well under way, the images are printed on fine-art paper, and are suitable for framing. Shipping is free.

(And don't forget to check out for even more of my waterfall images.)

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