Congrats to Justin Goodhart! His captures are our Top Pics of the Week. Pictured are 3 photos from his trip to Ricketts Glen State Park, PA.
It’s an amazing place, especially for waterfall lovers. In the course of about a 4 mile hike you can see over 20 named waterfalls and many smaller cascades, falls and riffles. I have to thank my friend Eric Thacke (also a photographer) for introducing us to this place, and my wife Kelly and I were his guest on this trip. We started the trip the night we arrive with some night photography. The moon was just a couple days past full and the sky was crystal clear, so we could walk around at midnight without a flashlight. After then getting a few hours sleep it was time for a full day of hiking and photographing the many falls of the park.
I love shooting at night, and the nearly full moon really illuminated the scene, but still left enough stars for some great trails.
Using only natural light, Justin used his Nikon D750 paired with a Nikkor 14-24 to capture this photo at Ricketts Glen State Park, PA. His favorite tripod is the Benro Carbon Travel Flat.
246 sec. x 7 exposures for just under 29 minutes of total exposure.
He layered these photos using Photoshop CC.
Waterfalls lend themselves well to long exposures, I used a really low angle to make this medium sized (~27’)falls look even bigger!
This photo had a slight change. He used his Nikon D750 and Nikkor 14-24 and included ND8 & CPL filters. The exposure was 13 seconds.
I exposed more for the highlight and brought up shadow details in post.
Justin used a film camera, his Mamiya 45mm w/ ND8 and CPL filters to capture these gorgeous waterfalls. The exposure was approximately 10 seconds .
I love shooting digital and film. Film worked great on this shot as it can really handle the overexposure coming from the sun behind the falls and trees and still maintaining some details, this was shot with Porta 400. Plus the feel of film is just so nice!
This shot was developed and scanned by The Find Lab and he made minor tweaks to digital scan in Lightroom and Photoshop.