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Old Apr 8, 2014, 8:48 PM   #1
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Flowing water, especially waterfalls, are one of my favorite photo subjects. And we in East Tennessee are blessed with many flowing and falling streams. Have always found that a circular polarizer was sufficient for my favorite smooth water shots. But several folks suggested I try an ND filter. Recently purchased one, and headed out to give it a quick test over at Laurel Run.

Laurel Run Falls was flowing well. It's a low, wide waterfall, and I usually just take snapshots from the front.
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Old Apr 8, 2014, 8:49 PM   #2
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Tried a few side shots this time as well...
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Old Apr 8, 2014, 8:50 PM   #3
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Upstream a ways is Kiner Creek Falls. A bit taller, more of a free-fall, but much less flow. Here are two views of Kiner Creek Falls at a time of fairly high water.
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These shots were taken with both the ND and the CP. Would really appreciate any comments and suggestions. Thanks!
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Old Apr 8, 2014, 10:16 PM   #5
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Looks like you and the ND filter are giong to be very good friends, very nice mole, can't pick a favorite, nice job on all
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Great shots-won't leave home without the circular polarizer-didn't take you long to master the ND filter-thanks for sharing
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Yup... you've got it down, Mole. Superb captures, as usual. I made a variable ND filter out of two 58mm CPLs. Works GREAT.
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Hans - Thanks so much!

DMJJR - And thanks for taking time to comment!

Gary - Clever idea your home-made variable ND. Would love to see some photos showing how well it works...
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