Devil's Den Moonlit Watefall Shoot

by John Nelson April. 16, 2011 2402 views

The local photography society (PSNWA) hosted a moonlit waterfall shoot of Lee's Creek Dam falls at Devil's Den State Park recently. With the light of a full moon, I took 5-10 minute exposures at F22, ISO 400, manual focus. I took several shots, but couldn't quite get my focus down right. These are as good as I got.

Before heading back home after midnight, I turned to snap the shot of the full moon, our evening's excellent light source.

Enlarge it, it's better! 10 minute exposure (you can see short star trails in the sky above the tree line due to this long exposure). The moon was so bright, it almost looks like daytime after 10 minutes.

A 5-7 minute exposure from a different angle. I had the hardest time getting my focus right on this shot. Not sure if this is 100% in focus still.

Our evening's light source…a beautiful full moon.

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David Cardona 8 years, 10 months ago


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Gillian 8 years, 10 months ago

Lovely shots of the waterfall and moon!

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Andrea 8 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful shots!

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Paula 8 years, 10 months ago

all 3 are great!

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Amber 8 years, 10 months ago


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Brenda Nelson 8 years, 10 months ago

Whoa, John, these waterfall shots are excellent. The falls look like flowing cream! The moon looks just like a melon, with its little "stem" at the bottom! Very pretty work.

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