This shot is a longer-than-usual exposure, taken while braced against some rocks at 1/3 of a second, an eternity in terms of my usual exposure lengths of at least 1/60 of a second.
For this shot, I stopped all the way down to f/22, which is ridiculously high for me, and switched the ISO down to about 100. This let me get a nice silky feel to the water. Unfortunately, while the day was not overcast, it was cloudy when I took this shot, so I decided to go black and white.
This was taken near a “swimming hole” near Fuxing Township (復興), Taoyuan County, a very rural area of Taiwan – close to the “Xiao Wu Lai” waterfall (小烏來瀑布).
Yesterday, Yuling and I visited a persimmon orchard which dries the fruit and sells the packaged product to local markets in addition to selling a variety of products on the spot. The farm was located in Hsinpu Town here in Hsinchu County and was surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. Throw in a sight to behold with thousands of persimmons sitting out in the sun and some very photogenic farm workers who love to ham it up for the camera, and you have a great morning.
As always, my Flickr account has a lot more photos. Click each picture below for a larger size and more choices on how big you want to see each image.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this was just the start of a long day…