Tonight’s Photo – Orion & More Falling Water

Okay, one more waterfall and I’ll see if I can find something different for tomorrow’s nightly image. You know the drill by now, right? This is a static star image, so I shot it at f/4, 25 seconds, and ISO 1600. I light painted the waterfall with, you guessed it, an LED flashlight with a blue gel mounted in a GelGrip™.

Waterfall at night

Light-painted waterfall. Nikon D700, Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 lens, f/4, 25 seconds, ISO 1600.

If the foreground had not been so close, I might have used f/2.8 instead, but I chose f/4 to give me just a tad more depth of field. Well, let me take that back. Since I shot this image with the Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 lens, I probably wouldn’t use f/2.8 no matter what as it has horrible coma at that aperture. If I were shooting this scene today, um, I mean, tonight, I would use the Nikon 14-24mm lens, which is much better wide open.

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