Lock 20, Barge Canal

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post my adventure for a sunrise began at Lock 20 on the Barge Canal. The morning light combined with the clouds was creating some beautiful colors. On the downstream side of the lock the canal was no longer frozen although there were ice floaties… yes, that is a technical term. LOL

Due to the ice layer further down the canal an upper level current was swirling the floating ice pieces. My trick was to get the right amount of time on the exposure to show this current (like a star trail in a night sky photograph) without blowing the highlights near the horizon.  The moments just prior to sunrise and the cloud cover allowed a 15 second exposure.  As you can see in the bottom of the image, there is a very cool dynamic with the current.


MLCreations Photography: Landscapes &emdash; Currents

Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 15s, 20mm, f/16, ISO 200

3 responses to “Currents

  1. Do you have a light weight tripod you take with you everywhere? I have a heavy tripod from years and years (maybe 30) ago….I need to find something more portable…any recommendations?

    • I keep a tripod in the car most of the time. It isn’t exactly lightweight but it is tall (I’m 6’3″). My first tripod was from Slik which I used for almost two years. My current tripod is a Giottos which I really like although now that I switched to the Olympus is a little overkill. I have read a lot of good things about the MeFOTO tripods as well.

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