Reflections in Sage’s Ravine

Fall colors reflected in Sage's Ravine

f/8.0

Sage’s Ravine, Connecticut/Massachusetts border.

We took a nice hike down Sage’s Ravine and up onto Mt. Race. The water in Sage’s creek was low but there was a nice reflecting pool and I stopped and took a number of pictures at different apertures, less because I knew what I was doing, more because I’d forgotten which apertures I liked the effects of water ripple/reflections taken at. So, when in doubt, shoot a variety.

The problem is, I like the ripples at f/3.5, f/8, and f/11. They’re all interesting. So, I’m posting examples taken at each.

Fall colors reflected in Sage's Ravine

f/3.5

Fall colors reflected in Sage's Ravine

f/8.0

Fall colors reflected in Sage's Ravine

f/11.0

6 comments

  1. Lovely shots, Richard. I like the f/3.5 and the f/8 best; not that the f/11 is bad, but there’s something missing in that one that I find in the others. I think f/8 nailed it, though.

    1. Thanks Rick. I agree although on a big screen the watercolor nature of the f/11 (not that they’re not all watercolory) is interesting. It’s a bit more “smeary” which is what one would expect at smaller apertures and so, slower shutter speeds (shot in Av mode).

  2. These are really excellent Richard. I especially like the 3.5 image, with it’s abstract look and the lovely texture of the water and the reflections

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