I signed up for an east Maui rainforest waterfall hike and knew that the path could be wet and muddy.
What I didn't know was that, thanks to a just-previous hurricane, "wet" meant I would be fording swift rain-swollen streams up to waist-deep with the
MindShift Gear Trailscape 18L
camera backpack being held overhead.
That certainly upped the hike's entertainment value (and provided a new understanding of how well Gore-Tex trail-running shoes hold water).
Having both stories and images always makes an adventure better.
The Canon EOS R
and Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
were used to capture this idyllic Hawaiian rainforest waterfall.
Aiding was a Breakthrough Photography circular polarizer filter
, cutting reflections and increasing saturation.
These filters are nearly a requirement for waterfall photography.
An f/8 aperture would have provided adequate depth of field for this 29mm image, but the narrower f/11 opening permitted a longer exposure, creating a more strongly motion-blurred waterfall.