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Birch Lake Creek

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This is a place I've been thinking about for a couple of years, but never seemed to get to. Took an hour tonight, got my feet wet getting across the stream, but am happy with the results. Canon 40D, 17-40L, ISO 100, f/22, ND4 filter + polarizer, 6 second to 10 second exposures, noise reduction on, mirror lock-up and remote shutter release:

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Ken, sweet images. I like the first one best because of the full circle made by the swirl of water foam in the LRH corner. Actually looks like a satellite capture of a hurricane pattern. It even looks like a counterclockwise rotation.

Excellent use of low iso, filters, tripod, remote release and MLU in slowing your shutter way down and stabilizing your gear to get the cotton water look.

Where'd you find water flow like that? Most of the rivers I'm seeing are pretty darn slack. I know. That creek runs by your house and you turned the garden hose on full blast 30 yards upstream! gringrin

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Thanks, Steve. I learned a lot of that from someone we both know. Creek crosses #21 and I went upstream about 100 yards. Looks like you could shoot it from near the highway, but you can't. If you think hard, I bet you could figure it out! grin

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Those are fantastic Ken! I really like then 2nd one. I think the lower viewpoint is what I like the most. That first one with the circle is stellar also!! Those would look good on anyone's wall.

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I know right where that is, Ken. Love the sheen on the water in that last pic. You are envisioning these images with a very strong compositional eye.

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Beautiful! The first with the circular water is a winner. The last shot in the first group is another favorite.

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Just incredible! Love the 2nd one! Love them all! Do me a favor, go back out there on the same spot next week or 2 weeks...would love to see the results after the color changes more!

Another thing...It's just a thought... What would happen if you got down to the water level (not to get the camera wet), getting a shot the whole trees surrounding the river, using the same settings, same results of the water as you did on this one? That way you'd get the beauty of nature around the river?

I'm very inspired by this. Very nice!

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Thanks, all.

Mountaindew - I'll try! It's taken two years for me to get there the first time, but if it works out I'll head back again. Glad you like 'em!

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Hey Ken, I missing the home town hunting, any Spruce grouse photos to post so I can feel like I was in High School again?

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any Spruce grouse photos to post

I've actually been out a couple of times this summer looking for some, but alas, haven't come across any. I know Steve had posted some earlier, and he might be able to find an image or two. Sounds like there are a few grouse around this fall. You'd enjoy the woods right now.

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Absolutely fantastic photos Ken!

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Hit the Tomahawk Trail the first 2-3 roads (Lefts) past the "y" that used to be Spruce Hen heaven.

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