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With only a few hours for my photography, I headed out the Old Vantage Highway (Old Highway 10) from Ellensburg, Washington until the old roadbed enters the river near Vantage (the road continued to a town and bridge below before a dam was built and raised the water level). From that point, I walked (and scrambled) the trail along river to the North of where I parked my vehicle. Normally, the water level is much higher and this location is under water.
For this image, I used a 10-stop ND filter to smooth out the ripples in the water and to give a silky appearance.
Nikon D700, f16, !SO 200, 30 sec
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Also by Steve G Bisig
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