Rapid Flowing Virgin

by | Mar 3, 2024 | Black & White, National Park, Water | 1 comment

Rapid Flowing Virgin - Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah - March 3, 2009
Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah - March 3, 2009

This is one of my favorite photographs.Do you like black & white photography? Comment here.

I took this photograph in 2009, at Zion National Park. I really liked the moving water, textures and highlights. The water was a muddy brown, which I felt detracted from the image, so I converted it to black & white.

For those interested in technical details, I used a slow shutter speed (1/15th of a second, handheld) to create the movement blur of the water. I used a flash to add highlights and freeze some water movement. I also applied a special ethereal-glow technique to the image in Photoshop.

Hope you like it.

1 Comment

  1. Jim Aboulafia

    Great work! (That’s one way to clean up the muddy water)


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