Dorwin Falls Project: 2

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© Joseph Rotindo
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UploadedDecember 19, 2009
TakenDecember 19, 2009
MakePentax Corporation
ModelPENTAX K10D
Exposure1.5 sec at f/32
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO100
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Q: Focus Fine Art Magazine

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This afternoon.

At around 3, I set up. I stand on the wooden platform that juts out and 100 feet above the lower part of the falls. One other person is there, and I wait until he is gone. As he walks off, the platform stops shaking, and I start shooting.

The temperature hovers around -20 C, or -8 F, and after about thirty minutes, the aperture on my camera freezes at f/16. I try a few exposures at f/38 which blows out all the highlights.

Forty minutes in, my battery starts to malfunction, and I'm forced to abandon exposures more than f/8.

My fingers and feet start to go numb at four o'clock, and my camera all but shuts down.

I call it quits and dart back to the car, where I discover the only real damage to my camera is that I've reduced the battery life. My fingers and toes come back to life a little later.

This is one of the last good exposures from today.

24 responses

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Great!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Joe, this is absolutely amazing. It's like a seamless blend of a beautiful "West coast school" photograph with one of your camera motion abstracts, and of the magic and mystery inherent to both forms. Just gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it. If it was ever possible to buy a print of this, I'd be right on it.

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    I think this is one of the most amazing images you have ever produced!

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    oh! this is so amazing!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    I absolutely love your fluid pics.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Wow, this a wonderful and compelling image. I want to get lost in it.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    brrrr, I love this. it reminds me of my favourite photographer - Thomas Joshua Cooper - check him out. My vote of course

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Cool vortex effect!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Great Joe ...MIL

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Yes! Back to vote on this beauty

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    My vote!!!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    spectacular!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (1 Jan 2010):

    Voted, admired, and respected.

  • nö

    (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    incredible!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    Voted! Your pictures are always so impressive!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    just...wow!

  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio   gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    wow, Joseph. I think you surpass me when it comes to getting out early and I do go out in inclement weather but never this cold! Great shot and worth all the physical discomfort.

  • Didi Witchard

    Didi Witchard gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    incredible shot, voted!

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Gorgeus exposure, my vote !

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    The pain we endure for our ART....bravo....worth it was it not. Vot´d.

  • J. Randall Updegrove

    J. Randall Updegrove said (14 Feb 2010):

    a great shot that shines in black and white

  • Jorge Aviles

    Jorge Aviles (Deleted) said (15 Feb 2010):

    I voted, Awsome shot

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic! Thank you for risking fingers, toes and camera for such beauty! voted!

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