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This is my post for the Our World meme. This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies. To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.
Last Monday Betsy and I took a trip to the Smokies — a place we like to visit several times a year. We decided to drive the Roaring Fork Motor Trail behind Gatlinburg since it had been several years since we had driven that road.
The road follows Roaring Fork (hence the name) for much of the way, so we stopped quite often to take in the beauty of the stream. I was happy for the opportunity to try out my new variable density neutral filter, which allows me to use extremely slow shutter speeds. The exposures for the photos in this post were from 15 to 24 seconds.
We were mostly interested in the flowing water and cascades of Roaring Creek, but the moss-covered rocks in and bordering the stream were also interesting and beautiful in their own right.
I’ve decided I rather like the way the long exposures smooth out the water while preserving the sense of motion. I’ve got a lot to learn about using this filter effectively, but I’m pleased with the results of this first experiment.