I set up my tripod on the viewing platform, there being no other place to easily and safely to do so. I framed the image to get everything from near to far, and knowing I wanted the water to be flowing through the entire image. I also wanted the image to be as sharp as possible, a challenge given the depth of the image.
All of this required the use of a serious neutral density filter (9 stops) and focus stacking. Because I wanted significant detail as well, I created this image as a vertical panorama. All in all, six images and about three minutes later, this is the scene I had captured. A little bit more work putting everything together and we have what you see here.
One of the small details I like about this image is the fact that some of the vegetation is moving with the wind, given the long exposure time, while other vegetation is perfectly still. It was a great scene to see, and challenging one to capture, and one where I could feel the power of nature as I worked to get the image I wanted.
Equipment: Nikon D800E, Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZF.2; Really Right Stuff TCV-24L and BH-40, PG-02 Pro Omni-Pivot Package.