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OUR sec­ond stop of the day would be the Hare­shaw Linn wa­ter­fall walk, which can be ac­cessed from the vil­lage of Belling­ham.

The walk to the main wa­ter­fall takes you through a steep, wooded val­ley which is pep­pered with rapids and smaller wa­ter­falls, and there are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for cre­ative land­scape and macro pho­tog­ra­phy here – as long as you give your­self plenty of time, of course. We ar­rived rel­a­tively late in the day, and al­though the light was soft, we knew we wouldn’t have time to make it to the main ’fall.

In­stead, we worked the smaller pock­ets of white wa­ter as we moved up the val­ley un­til the light be­gan to fade. “This is a shot of a small set of ’falls that are right at the start of the walk,” says Dave. “I com­posed the shot with the rocks as my fore­ground in­ter­est, and moved into a po­si­tion where they could also act as a lead­ing line, kind of like step­ping stones to take the viewer into the im­age.

“I wanted the sur­face of the wa­ter to take on a smooth, ethe­real feel, and knew that I could achive the longer ex­po­sure time re­quired with a Nisi 10-stop ND fil­ter on my zoom”.

Shoot the ’falls at Hare­shaw Linn

Kit Canon EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4 lens at 45mm Ex­po­sure 56 sec at f/11, ISO 200

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