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Whirlpool, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba

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A very long exposure of the whirlpool of flowing water at Rainbow Falls in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba.  This was slowed by about 12 stops using a very strong Neutral Density filter and polarizer for a 30 second exposure.  Several Labrador Retrievers were in the water at the time, but because they remained in motion disappeared from the frame with only a slight photoshop touch up to remove their ghosting.

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Rainbow Falls, autumn, Whiteshell Provincial Park

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Fall image of Rainbow Falls in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.  This is a long exposure using an ND filter and polarizer to emphasize the whirlpool action of the water, and to eliminate the small group of people wading into the water on a very warm fall day.  Even with the long exposure I had to blend several images together to eliminate any sunbathers that didn’t move through the frame.  The temp. was in the upper 20’s celsius.

American Falls, Niagara Falls at night

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View of American Falls and Rainbow Bridge from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.  I sat on this image for over a year, because I knew it required some serious work.  I manually blended 3 separate exposures with different white balancing and colour correction to come up with something usable.  The overhead flood lighting and dark night made for a bit of a challenge, but the end result appears the way I remember the scene.  As good as today’s pro digital cameras are, no sensor could deal with the dynamic range of this scene with a single exposure, and the complex movement and lighting made me choose to develop this manually rather then go the HDR route.