Stick In The Mud

Birch tree limb in a waterfall with Autumn foliage. Smugglers Notch, Vermont

Today’s image is an example of me being creative about framing this image without the use of a tripod. I was hiking around the Smugglers Notch area when I came across this small waterfall with all of these colorful maple leaves on the forest floor. I wanted to get these into the composition along with the falls and using a tripod was just not possible!

Being the ever resourceful photographer I placed my camera bag on the ground and propped up the camera in the vertical position with the help of some Cokin plastic filter holders. Needless to say it was a “shaky” proposition to try to compose through the eyepiece and it took me several tries but I did get two sharp images! This location is near the top of route 108 which runs between Jeffersonville and the Smugglers Notch resort and Stowe on the other side of Mount Mansfield.

Image Data: ISO 100. 20mm. F11 @ 25 seconds. Cokin circular polarizer.


10 thoughts on “Stick In The Mud

  1. Awesome image! Love the added colors of the fallen leaves in the foreground and the water flow of the small cascade in the background leading you through the shot. Nicely composed! 🙂

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