I live in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. One of my favorite areas on the island is known as "Boiling Pots"
I had an idea for a great model photo shoot & I was going over to scout the area to make sure it would work. I dont want to drag a model into the jungle & have the shot not work. If you wanna know how that model shoot went look at my article "Photoshoot with Evelyn"
After I was happy with scouting I decided to take some time & shoot some personal work of the river. I had recently purchased a Lee Filters Big Stopper which I wanted to try out with the river.
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This photo is called "Wailuku River Hidden Waterfall"
Shot with the Canon 5D Mark IV & EF 16-35mm 2.8L III USM
26mm, 10 sec shutter speed, f/10, 400ISO
The waterfall is small & tucked away near the edge of one of the fresh water pools, one that people go cliff jumping into all the time.
I had to carefully climb down the rocks & wade in the river water up to my waist to get to a stable place to put the tripod & set the shot up. All with now protection for my gear so a wrong slip my whole setup goes for a dunk.
The real trick however was getting the tripod to not move for 10 secs with water all around me. After fiddling with tripod placement for almost ten mins I got the bugger level.
I am very happy with how this shot came out.
I did a monochrome version of this & it won an honorable mention