It’s amazing the small jewels you can find while out hiking, Especially the more intimate details in the landscape. Here it can be a challenge to find the grand, sweeping landscape and if that was all I tried t shoot then I would miss scenes like this! As you hike along this brook there are a few streams that feed into it at various locations, Nothing huge but worth stopping to take a look. The days where it is wet and rainy add saturation to the explosion of green happening here on the floor of these woods.
This small waterfall is only about knee-high and it flows down to the camera position and over another ledge and into Stevensville Brook. To shoot this I had to stand in the waterfall getting soaked and set up my gear over the opening in the rocks that you can see here. I loved the mosses ans small leaves here with their water drops leading you into what is beyond. I wanted the falls to be a bit off-center rather than centered in a straight line.
This is a three image composite I shot for focus throughout. Two images were for the moss and leaves on the side and one was for the falls in the background. One thing I always have to be aware of when shooting these composites is the various image planes and areas of focus in the image. You can have areas that are sharp as well as spots in the same area that are soft due to how the landscape can slope away from the camera.
Image Data: Three images shot at ISO 100. 17mm. F11 @ 4 seconds. UV filter and a Cokin P series circular polarizer.