Current, Snohomish River
You may be wondering, “Wow, how’d he get that picture? It looks like he’s standing in the water.” Well, if you are thinking this, you’re right. I’m standing just upstream of these plants (probably willow shoots), with cold water rushing around my calves and into my boots, carefully watching the tripod to make sure the current doesn’t knock it over. This is a 30-second exposure (made possible by a ten-stop neutral-density filter), which smooths out the water. I wonder now how it would have looked with a shorter exposure – enough to convey motion, but not so much that it all goes silky smooth. What do you think? Do you feel the current, or is it so smooth that it looks static?