I started to make some day trips in Switzerland to see nice areas to take photos of. Since I have been to Island, I like waterfalls so I started to look for them in Switzerland. Except the Rhine Falls, waterfalls cannot be compared with the ones in Island. But when having a long shutter speed, it makes nice effects – even here in Switzerland 😉.
When looking the gorge up online, navigation just gave me a position. I went there “unprepared” and know knowing where to go and what I can expect. Since I combined the trip with a church I wanted to see, I came in from the West. At one point, my navigation system (a very well know big American company) told me to take a right turn. This did not feel good because the road was tiny and un maintained, but there was no sign that did not let me pass. On the way to the gorge, I crossed many people hiking. When I have arrived at what I considered to be parking, I saw that there was a bigger street right at the side – I took this on the way back not to upset the hikers again…
I tried something new. In one of my last posts, I was writing about ND filters and how they absorb the light and the colors. In this photo, I did not use an ND filter, I simply closed the aperture as much as I could. Just increase the value of the F-Stop as much as you can. In this scenario, I had a shutter speed of around 1.5 to 2 seconds. And this is enough to make the water look like it is still flowing in the photograph.
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