Now I aim to provide a sort of warts ‘n all blog here which is why I have chosen to actually post this image I took at the famous Aysgarth Falls in Leyburn even though I am not totally happy with it. I have seen so many creamy water fall images on flickr that I decided I wanted to replicate my own. As it happened this coincided with a family trip to Leyburn, home to the world famous (thanks largely to Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), Aysgarth falls. These are a set of three falls on the River Ure, each with their own unique properties. This particular shot is (I think) the lower fall, but I could be mistaken.
The problem is that the trip really came too early for me. I had ordered a ND4 filter from Amazon to facilitate a nice long shutter speed, but at time of writing it still has not arrived (:sad face:). So the only option I had was to affix my polarising filter, which is I believe good for one stop, and so long as I didn’t have too much sky in the shot then an exposure of about half a second at a smaller aperture of F22 managed to give me something approaching the creamy waterfall look I was after.
Nevertheless, there are other waterfalls close to me (I’m looking at you ‘High Force’) so when the filter arrives I will certainly be heading out to try again. In the meantime here is the Aysgarth Falls picture. Post processing was done using a single exposure in Lightroom. Hope you like.