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1 second exposure of a spectacular waterfall called Rhaeadr Ddu on the River Gamlan. Overnight rain had made this very impressive, lots of spray in the air so the camera and ND filter got quite wet, I also lost my Minolta remote camera release I use with my a900, when it's on a tripod, somewhere on the banks. It was quite windy so movement in the trees as well as the spray diffusion on the filter.

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  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 23 Sep 2011, 04:10
a flash flood of sorts. nice to watch when it's contained.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, the power of nature reminds man of his place in the scheme of things more powerful.
Your one second exposure that turned the falls into a land of magic John.... i do hope that you found all the equipment that you misplaced during that one secondgrin....petersmile
John Prior: No not found, my fault for leaving it dangling from the camera when walking around with it on a tripod, Sony continued using Minolta designs when they acquired their camera division, but I've never liked the fiddly little three pronged camera connector, it always seemed like a weak link to me.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Sep 2011, 06:27
The things you continue to go through, John, to get your fabulous images!
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, It was careless of me, still at least cheap generic ones are available now, the Minolta one cost me £20 twenty years ago and I never liked the design of the camera connector, it always seemed fragile and fiddly, pity Sony did not ignore this bit of the Minolta legacy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2011, 07:38
Looks like you almost risked your neck to get this spectacular shot John
John Prior: Thanks Chris. It was a good circular walk, walking boots, and a little care was needed. The abandoned gold mines on this route were very disappointing, as the NT in their wisdom have fenced them off and there is little to see.
I can almost feel the spray. This picture is very much alive
John Prior: Thanks Bill, while walking here we met some people who had been there the day before also, when it was a trickle by comparison.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2011, 08:34
You can feel the spray and hear the water, Lovely effect John,but a shame you lost your remote. smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, I never liked the fiddly connector, pity Sony continued using it really, But at least generic ones are cheap now compared to what I paid twenty years ago for the Minolta one.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Sep 2011, 09:47
That feels powerful John.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, nature giving a hint of the power at its disposal.
Quite a spectacular shot - all green and white.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Mary.
This is one great image John. A joy to look at.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Frances
Very good John.
John Prior: Thank you Brian, tried to keep as dry as possible smile
This has turned out very nicely John. Sorry you lost your bit.
John Prior: Thanks Janet, a lot cheaper to replace now compared to the cost 20 years ago.
Again, great image.
exposure and beautiful allegory of the movement. The picture is light, but I also think it's time. Regards.
lovely view and looks like a mighty stream
This is stunning. Your technique is excellent.
Really nice place! Wales seems to be a fantastic place for nature.
Have a nice day.

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