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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Christman Sanctuary








Today was the perfect day for our photo club field trip to the Christman Sanctuary in Delanson.  Part of the Nature Conservancy, the Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful places to photograpth running water.  The Bozenkill runs off the mountain and after some good rain, looks like this.  The six of us had a great time.  These were taken with a Fuji X10, using a circular polarizer.  I shot in aperture priority at f8 ( =to f32 on a DSLR) and had shutter speeds of about 1/4 to 1 second.  I like the water to look soft most of the time, thus the long shutter.  WB was set to cloudy as we were in shade and I did not want the water to look blue. I focused 1/3 way in to achieve a hyperfocal zone of focus, insuring sharpness through the 28mm  wide angle images.  I did a little editing in iPhoto to bring out shadow detail and adjust the color temp back to neutral, or 5500 Kelvin.  Enjoy, Jeff



  1. Very nice. I can't decide between #3 and #4 as my favorites.

    Technical question: Is the circular polarizer effective / needed if you're shooting in shade?

  2. If there are reflections off the water, yes. Thanks for looking!