04.16.2020 ‘nother starburst plus a waterfall

This starburst was unexpected and a nice surprise at the end of my walk along Buffam Brook.  The waterfall is more of a slide cascade

I’d have preferred to have the rock on the right side of the frame but, again, the water was forbidding. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised as when looking for this to upload I noticed that I had shot a starburst here three years ago.  Who’d guess I’d forget that?  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 04.16.2020 ‘nother starburst plus a waterfall

  1. I’ve heard of a slide trombone but not a slide cascade.

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  2. The starburst lines up so nicely with the stream, great shot!

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  3. I like the rock where it is. The starburst shows me your used a small aperture to get the longer exposure. Did you also use a neutral density filter?


  4. Yep. You caught me. 🙂


  5. It is such a beautiful setting, Steve, and captured so wonderfully.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    Though the main current flows down to the left, there’s clearly a fair bit of water that goes to the right, so it’s clear that you’d done some wading to get to this vantage point. And the footing does look rather treacherous, so I’d say you were wise to stop where you did. And the large rock on the left does serve to balance the striking starburst. I like it!

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    • Thanks for figuring the lay of the brook out, Gary. Many of the streams here are reasonably wadeable, but every once in a while a hollow has been created by a strong current and the boots get filled. I don’t mind that too much if I am near the end of the shoot. 🙂 Glad that you enjoyed the image.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    What a lovely morning – it doesn’t get much better than that!
    Your comment about the rock made me wonder if you can reverse/flip the image? I haven’t a clue how to do it, but I’ve heard it can be done. 🙂

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  8. All of it!! Perfect!! I particularly like the starburst!!


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  9. Dave Ply says:

    Nice starburst. I don’t think I have any lenses that render starbursts so well, what did you use?

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    • Thanks, Dave. This was with the Canon 16-35. I have a Zeiss 50 that does a nice job of it also. Prior to the 16-35 I had a rented Zeiss 21 which was excellent too. The more aperture blades the better quality the star will be.

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