Two more pictures from last weekend’s hike. Only two more weeks til spring break…
Posts Tagged ‘Water’
Posted by Ben on March 11, 2012
Posted by Ben on March 5, 2012
I had the chance to get away from work for a little while today and took the chance to drive out towards the coast. Once I got over the mountains, the weather turned incredibly nice, and I decided to change plans and head back to Sweet Creek Falls. The water levels were much higher this time around, probably as a result of all the rain we’ve been getting over the past few weeks. Here are a few pictures from the falls at the end of the trail.
The lighting was really cool here for this shot. The sun was shining on the path in the foreground but the falls in the background were in the shadows. I was able to use the neutral density filter to slow down the shutter speed for the water while still getting the vivid colors in the foreground.
This was from the “upper” section of the falls. It was a little harder to take pictures here since the sun was directly behind the falls. I had to position the shot to block out most of the sun, though the top left corner is still a little blown out. It still turned out pretty well though.
Posted by Ben on February 15, 2012
Ugh…it’s been a long day. Two assignments due plus a big midterm tomorrow equals a very busy day today. Working backwards through my photo collection led me to some pictures I took around exam time last term. I took a drive out towards the coast to a place called Sweet Creek Falls, where I followed a trail through a canyon filled with waterfalls. Here are a few shots from my explorations:
Posted by Ben on February 11, 2012
Another view of Odell Lake, though in the day this time. The weather up there was so nice, and I’ve been missing it the last few days, which have been cloudy and occasionally rainy here in Eugene.
This week was a little rough, trying to catch up with grading and homework from the weekend, but I managed to get it all done in time. I also had a big midterm in my Differential Topology class today, which I think went surprisingly well. I’ll have to wait to see if I did as well as I think I did though. After all of that, it was nice to go out dancing tonight, and just kinda forget about all of the pressure from classes and everything else going on at the moment. There were a couple of awesome performances from a group that came down from Corvallis.
Tomorrow should be a lot of fun as well. I’m heading to a “Microbrew Festival” with a couple of friends, then going out for another night of dancing 🙂
Posted by Ben on February 5, 2012
In my last post, I talked about playing around with my new graduated neutral density filter, but I didn’t have a great example of what the effect really was. However, this weekend, I went with a large group from the math department up to Odell Lake, up in the cascades. It was a gorgeous place, and it was nice to get away from Eugene and work for a few days (though I’m making up for all that missed time tonight…). Saturday afternoon, I went down to the docks at the lake at sunset, and had a chance to play some more with the filter. Below are two roughly identical shots, the first without the filter, and the second with it
Notice that the surface of the lake is exposed about the same in both shots. The difference between the two is the exposure of the sky, especially on the left side of the shot (where the sun was going down). Overall, I’d say it was a fairly large improvement in the shot.
I’ll post more about the weekend adventures (and some more photos) next time. But for now, it’s back to work…