Kayaking and Waterfalls in McMinnville

I grew up in Florida where one of my favorite hobbies was kayaking. I do not currently own one, but I am thinking about getting back into it eventually. I had a good friend of mine invite me out to his dad's land in McMinnville to go kayaking over the weekend if the storms cleared up. Fortunately for us, they did.

It didn't take long on the river to reach this cool little waterfall. The biggest challenge was finding a place to safely unload my equipment without spilling it everywhere in the river. Dry bags were a huge help in keeping everything safely stowed in the kayak and also while standing under the waterfall.

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 16mm | f/16 | Bracketed | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 16mm | f/16 | Bracketed | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

After shooting the wide composition, I switched lenses to the 70-200 to shoot a tight detail shot of the moss and water flowing through it. I wanted to balance blurring the water and keeping the greenery sharp and opted to use a 3 stop neutral density filter instead.

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 200mm | f/2.8 | 0.4 seconds | ISO L(50) | B+W 77mm 3 Stop ND

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 200mm | f/2.8 | 0.4 seconds | ISO L(50) | B+W 77mm 3 Stop ND

Just before heading down the river I pulled out my iPhone 7 Plus and shot this photo of the waterfall using RAW capture in Lightroom Mobile. Editing was done on the desktop versions of Lightroom and Photoshop though to take full advantage of the .DNG file.

iPhone 7 Plus | Wide Lens 3.99mm | f/1.8 | 1/150 second | ISO 20 | Lightroom Mobile .DNG RAW

iPhone 7 Plus | Wide Lens 3.99mm | f/1.8 | 1/150 second | ISO 20 | Lightroom Mobile .DNG RAW

Fortunately we had decided to head back in before we knew that a huge storm was about to hit us. I don't know if I can recall a faster moving storm, not 10 minutes before this shot was hastily taken with my iPhone I was lamenting the blue sky there and was wanting a moody sky to place behind that lonely tree. I got my wish, and a little wet too.

iPhone 7 Plus | Wide Lens 3.99mm | f/1.8 | 1/950 second | ISO 20 | Lightroom Mobile .DNG RAW

iPhone 7 Plus | Wide Lens 3.99mm | f/1.8 | 1/950 second | ISO 20 | Lightroom Mobile .DNG RAW

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Northrup Falls

My wife and I spent part of our Saturday afternoon hiking down to a waterfall in Colditz Cove State Natural Area that I had wanted to visit for some time.

Once I had found my composition there were only a few intermittent clouds in the sky. I had just a few moments of cloud cover to take the main shot of the falls. The cloud cover created beautifully soft light to make what I believe is a more pleasing image in this case.

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 30mm | f/16 | 1 second | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 30mm | f/16 | 1 second | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

With my wide shot of the entire 63' waterfall in the can it was time to hike down to the base of the falls for a few detail shots. The spray was intense and made it difficult to capture a clean shot. I would usually go a little longer on shutter duration to smooth out the water even more, but I found that the 4 second shutter I chose was pushing the limits before the front of the lens was completely coated with water. This is one of the primary reasons I stick to my weather sealed lenses when shooting this type of work. My best weather sealed glass is the 16-35 f/2.8L III and the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS (both of which were used in this trip). I also brought but did not use my 24-105 f/4L IS. That lens is not as well sealed as the ones that due to the construction of the lens where the barrel pushes out when zooming. Not used on this trip, but another fantastically sealed lens worthy of mention is my beloved 35 f/1.4L II. 

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 24mm | f/16 | 4 seconds | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8L III @ 24mm | f/16 | 4 seconds | ISO L(50) | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

I wanted one more shot of the falls before hiking back out and was going for something more abstract. I think that the higher volume of water through the falls makes for a superior wide shot, but can make detail shots more difficult. Too much water and not enough rock can make the shot lack contrast. Contrast not just in tonality, but also between the juxtaposition of smooth water and the sharp textures of the rocks underneath.

The greater working distance of the longer and more compressed focal length still did not help much with the spray coming off the falls, especially when the wind kicked up. I was able to push my exposure up to 5 seconds, but still had to wipe the polarizer down on the front of the lens after every shot.

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 102mm | f/16 | 5 seconds | ISO L(50) | B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer MRC

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 102mm | f/16 | 5 seconds | ISO L(50) | B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer MRC

Many thanks to my incredibly supportive and loving wife Emily. She means the world to me and I love it when she comes out on these hiking adventures! Thank you for stopping by and reading the blog today. Until next time, good luck and happy shooting.

JeffandEmilyGrahamHiking

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Big South Fork - Twin Arches Backpacking Trip Day 1

Day 1:

I had an incredible time during my first visit to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area! There was so much to see and do, so I had to limit my trip to just one area that looked interesting in my research before the trip. I decided to hike down to the Twin Arches area of the park, then down to a nearby creek and do some back country camping. The following morning I hiked through the rest of the loop, back up into some amazing areas of the park with huge rock formations.

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer. Panoramic stitched in Photoshop.

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer. Panoramic stitched in Photoshop.

That night after dinner I decided to do some painted light photography of this little mushroom near my camp site. It kind of looks like a little street light!

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 200mm | f/25 | 15 sec | ISO 200

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 200mm | f/25 | 15 sec | ISO 200

Afternoon Hike at Radnor Lake

I finally had part of the afternoon off from other shoots, so naturally, I decide to go on another shoot! I've been going to Radnor Lake for years now. It's no secret to native Nashvillians that this is one of the premiere birding and wildlife sanctuaries in Tennessee.

Despite living so close to this amazing place, I don't go to this place as often as I should for two main reasons:

1. Too many rules! I understand there is a reason for them, and that the rules are part of what keep this area so beautiful despite the crowds. The problem for me is that I go out in nature to be free and experience nature. You're pretty much confined to just taking the paths. This often makes landscape photography frustrating for me, as I need freedom to search for the right compositions.

2. Parking. If the weather is decent you can almost count on there being a line running down Otter Creek Rd just to find a parking space. It's a lot of extra hassle when the point of the trip is to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Don't get me wrong! There are a few spectacular landscapes to be had there. One of my favorite landscapes of 2016 "Moonrise Over Radnor" was shot here.

Canon 5D MKIII | 35 f/1.4L II | f/16 | 1.6 sec | ISO 50

Canon 5D MKIII | 35 f/1.4L II | f/16 | 1.6 sec | ISO 50

Where Radnor truly shines is in the watchable wildlife department. It's an absolutely remarkable place if you're into hobbies of the ornithological persuasion. Namely birdwatching and bird photography (birding). Radnor is home to many species, with plenty of migratory birds dropping in throughout the seasons. These shots are mostly from my last trip, with a few other shots from several other recent trips there.

Prothonotary Warbler gathering nesting materials.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/6.3 | 1/125 sec | ISO 1000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/6.3 | 1/125 sec | ISO 1000

Female Downy Woodpecker

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 390mm | f/6.3 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 1250

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 390mm | f/6.3 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 1250

Tufted Titmouse looking for a meal on a downed tree branch.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/6.3 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/6.3 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1000

Male Wood Duck with turtles.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/1600 sec | ISO 1000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/1600 sec | ISO 1000

A beautiful Palm Warbler singing on a branch near the dam.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/640 sec | ISO 1000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/640 sec | ISO 1000

This skink was just hanging out and sunning himself on a log.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 390mm | f/6.3 | 1/640 sec | ISO 640

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 390mm | f/6.3 | 1/640 sec | ISO 640

Quick selfie on the way down the west side of the trail just a few moments before spotting half a dozen deer.

One doe was watching me, while the other decided that licking her face was more important.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/5.6 | 1/80 sec | ISO 1600

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/5.6 | 1/80 sec | ISO 1600

This shot was from a previous trip showing a juvenile hummingbird resting.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/5.6 | 1/500 sec | ISO 1600

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/5.6 | 1/500 sec | ISO 1600

This Tufted Titmouse was extremely tame allowing me to get very close.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/7.1 | 1/160 sec | ISO 1000

The limited trail access can sometimes force a little extra creativity upon you. While I don't see this shot winning any awards, I still thought it was an unusual way to present this Great Blue Heron in the late afternoon sunlight.

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/8 | 1/400 sec | ISO 2000

Canon 7D MKII | 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L | 400mm | f/8 | 1/400 sec | ISO 2000

This Wolf Spider sat for a portrait on an old log for me long enough to use a 12mm extension tube to get a nice closeup.

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 1.6 sec | ISO 1600 | 12mm extension tube

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 1.6 sec | ISO 1600 | 12mm extension tube

Since it's spring time, I'm also always on the lookout for some great macro opportunities with flowers. These tiny purple flowers were all over a grassy area underneath a thick forest canopy of mature trees.

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/18 | 1/8 sec | ISO 100 | 12/20/36mm extension tubes stacked

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/18 | 1/8 sec | ISO 100 | 12/20/36mm extension tubes stacked

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 1/200 sec | ISO 100 | 12/20/36mm extension tubes stacked

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 1/200 sec | ISO 100 | 12/20/36mm extension tubes stacked

Rounding out a great afternoon and early evening of shooting with this final capture of the day. The sky was on fire, and it was time to head home for dinner.

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 20 sec | ISO 50 | B+W 72mm F-PRO ND 1.8-64X MRC | B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer MRC

Canon 5D MKIII | 135 f/2L | f/16 | 20 sec | ISO 50 | B+W 72mm F-PRO ND 1.8-64X MRC | B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer MRC

For more information about local wildlife a great resource is the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife web site.

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Flooded Tree - A quick afternoon photography excursion

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally decided to start a photography blog and vlog to document some of my adventures! I wanted to start off with something small before going into larger projects that I have planned. When I drove past this tree on my way home, I immediately knew there was a shot to be had there.

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Canon 5D MKIII | 35mm f/1.4L II | f/1.4 | 0.5 sec | ISO 50 | Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC

Canon 5D MKIII | 35mm f/1.4L II | f/1.4 | 0.5 sec | ISO 50 | Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC

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iPhone 7S Plus

Glass:
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Filters:
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Tripods:
Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Tripod
Really Right Stuff B5D3-L Bracket
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Power:
Battery Grip 7D MKII BG-E16 - http://amzn.to/2pyMNTn
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Adobe Photoshop
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