Baskins Creek – Roaring Forks Auto Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: This image was taken on the Roaring Forks Auto Trail near the historic Jim Bales cabin. After walking around the creek I found an angle that maximized the volume of rushing water flowing over the rocks. I shot the falls from a low angle, only a few inches above the foreground rocks and water. Using an exposure of two and a half seconds smoothed the water into a wash of movement animating a still image into motion. A 24mm lens set to an aperture of f22 was used to provide an extended depth-of-field which provided maximum sharpness from foreground to background.
Nikon D3, Nikkor 24-85mm @ 24mm focal length, f/22 @ 2.5 seconds, Digital Capture ISO 200