Otter Rock from Devils Punchbowl

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Comments (9)

kenfowkes on December 21, 2011

I tried taking some shots that were angled toward the setting sun last week about the same time of day, and they didn't turn out nearly as nice as this! The water flowing into the punchbowl came out very cool too.

Kenneth Kruse on December 21, 2011

Ken Did you use a filter in front of the lens? This one does have a fair amount of lens flare that was minimized by bringing the contrast up in PP. I shot another picture more towards the south with the sun in it that did not come out very good. Thanks for the comments --- Ken

David Brown Photogra… on December 28, 2011

Stunning shot Ken

I enjoy taking into the sun and I like to use high f numbers 22+ for the great star burst effects.

I will also use my polarizer, usually coz I forget its on!


All the very best to y'all - Jethro

Kenneth Kruse on December 28, 2011

Thanks for the comments Jethro, I think I used my CP on this but cant be sure. I'll try to remember the f22 trick next time. Thanks again --- Ken

kenfowkes on December 31, 2011

I'm pretty ignorant about filters. I stuck a UV filter on my old kit lens when I bought it a couple of decades ago, mostly to protect the lens, and I don't think it has been removed since! My Canon G10, which I end up using most of the time, has no filter. Not too surprising, then, that my photos were awash with lens flare.

Kenneth Kruse on January 2, 2012

Ken UV filters don't have to be all that bad, if you could see your reflection in it then it's probably not the best to use while facing the sun. I had a pretty good one that probably saved my lens but was killed in the process.

dashalive on January 5, 2012

Best wishes for 2012 Ken - Top shooting there too.

RGC52 on February 21, 2013

Luogo incredibile. Eccellente foto.LIKE Saluti RGC52

Kenneth Kruse on February 21, 2013

Nice of you to visit again RGC52 thank you for the comments. Cheers --- Ken!

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Photo taken in Devils Punch Bowl State Park, Otter Rock, OR 97369, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 21, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenneth Kruse
    • Camera: NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2011/12/17 16:20:44
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100