Nigel and I headed northeast of the city today to explore a little waterfall called Fourth Chute. We had many stops along the way but I wanted to share a couple of the photos of the waterfall itself.
When we arrived here Nigel and I realized that lighting would be a challenge with only part of Fourth Chute lit by the sun. When shooting waterfalls its best to get them under overcast conditions or even in shade. The bright sun can cause highlights to be excessively bright and can ultimately give you a disappointing result. I shot this intending to capture a few different exposures to create the HDR image above. Not the best photo but we were limited in time and since we only had a few more hours left before we had to head out it was time to think of other ways to shoot this.
Looking for detail shots of the falls already in shadow is one way to recover from a disappointing shoot. The detail shot above is one of my favourite captures of the day. After shooting as much as we could here we had to pack up and head home. We did decide to stop quickly at Presqu’ile Provincial Park to see the sunset.
The park was completely empty except for the two of us as we got to work quickly photographing the sun before it disappeared.
It was very windy and cold on beach and I was just back from the opening in the tall reeds trying to escape most of it – no luck on that by the way 😉 After capturing a few shots we hustled it back to the car and home.