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