Ken Lockwood GorgeKen Lockwood Gorge is considered one of the top 10 most beautiful locations in New Jersey. I agree as do many people.
Ken Lockwood Gorge
24" x 16" Print with a 1" Black Custom Frame =
26" x 18" Total Dimension
For $412.00 Including the Custom Wood Frame
I first visited Ken Lockwood Gorge in early October, 2018.
It was late afternoon. the lighting was excellent and there was literally no wind.
This is unusual in this gorge with the fast moving water, so I took advantage of the conditions;.
I did not even own a ND Filter - yet - for my Lumix GH5 and had never tried a long exposure before - hence no ND Filter.
But late on this overcast afternoon, down in this gorge with the still fully foliated trees, I was able to get this moderately long exposure using only camera's settings. I shoot in Manual Mode, so I chose the highest aperture possible - f/22 - the lowest possible ISO the GH5 offered - ISO 100 - and then set the shutter speed for as long as the proper exposure allowed - in this case under these conditions and with that camera - I was able to slow it down to 5 seconds. It was perfect.
The appearance of the small whirlpool in the lower left in this image was very cool. This whirlpool was not visible while standing there. Yet, the 5 second exposure allowed the camera to fully capture it and so much more. The movement of the water from right to left is evident yet smooth while all the surroundings are in focus. Having no wind that day made this possible.
I've made many images in KLG since, but this one remains a favorite of mine. It's most peoples' favorite, too.
A longer exposure may have erased the whirlpool - but I'll never know.
Unfortunately now, over four years later, the small tree growing in the rock island in the river is dead, (a tough environment for any tree) and several large, dead tree trunks have fallen all around it from several wind storms since 10/2018 along with other debris. It's kind of a mess in this spot now.
So this image can never be created like this ever again!
This is a Unique, One-of-a-Kind image.
This image hangs in our home, my son's home, in a friend's home in Florida (on HD Matte Metal) and I have a Framed HD Matte Metal that I use for exhibits.
Wouldn't this framed, museum-like print look great in your home or office?
More images of Ken Lockwood Gorge and Lake Solitude can be found on my Gallery -
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