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91/365: Cannings Falls | by Gregory Pleau
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91/365: Cannings Falls

Had the day off work today, and a weekend full of work coming up. So, I got it into my head to go outside. It’s spring thaw in these parts, so I decided to target a waterfall. Bit of Internet research and I had my target picked - Cannings Falls near Orangeville in Hockley Valley. Now my wonderful research had me convinced this waterfall was in a steep gorge so I hiked up the river from a nearby conservation park. While it was a lovely 10km loop, I also found out that my definition of “steep” is a bit different from the other waterfall hunters around here. So I hiked up the 100 metre slope and went back to the car along the roads. I will need to come back on a less windy day as the mist coming off the falls kept my shooting session short. Fortunately for me, I brought the ND8X filter and didn’t need to use my 14mm lens (which doesn’t accept filters). This is my 24-70 with the ND8X and I was shooting between f/16 and f/22. To manage hotspots (and get more water blur) I had to wait around while the snow clouds moved about. Occasionally one would shade the entire waterfall, that was my cue to start shooting!

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Taken on April 1, 2013