A few weeks ago I was doing a hike in the Val d’Areuse near Boudry in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. It is the home of the Gorges de l’Areuse. The Gorges de l’Areuse is a narrow gorge through the limestones of the Jura, shaped by the Areuse river. One of the things I wanted to do was to shoot long exposures of the flowing water and nature’s details in it.
It is always a bit hard to predict how a long exposure image of a mountain river rapid will look. I tend to be on the look-out for stones or wood with a bit of character or a unique colour. Besides that, I tend to look for light patches. These can give a long exposure photograph a distinctive look and feel. I think that in this case, I found an excellent combination. Hope you like this long exposure of a mountain river rapid!
I used my Nikon D3x with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens and combined a Lee 10-stop and a Lee 3-stop ND filter to push the exposure to about 2 minutes.
Cheers, Johan 🙂