What can a landscape photographer do on a day with dreadful rainy weather? Indeed, hide out in a cave and do some waterfall photography!
This B&W fine art photograph is an excellent example of what can come from at least trying on days like that.
I captured this photograph close to where I live in the Swiss Canton of Fribourg. The waterfall is hidden in a small cave with big granite rocks along a hiking trail, and a small mountain creek runs through it. I decided to photograph it using a long exposure of 2 minutes. As a result, the waterfall appears very silky and smooth. The black & white processing adds a bit of a dark and moody feel to it.
Personally, I really like how the water of the mountain creek seems to be dancing in between the rocks. Hence the title “Dancing in the Dark”. I opted for a square crop to keep the focus on the waterfall instead of the rocks. Hope you like the result!?
The photograph was captured using a Nikon D3x and a 24-70 Nikkor lens. The settings were: 60mm – ƒ/11 – 122s – ISO160. I used a 10-stop Lee ND filter, which unfortunately fell to pieces when I dropped it on some rocks a few minutes later. Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 was used to process the photograph. Nik’s Silver Efex Pro is my favourite piece of software for creating fine art black and white photographs.
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Cheers, Johan 🙂