When I first looked at it on the map, I didn’t think I would enjoy O’Shaughnessy Reservoir as a photo stop. I prefer natural water falls to dams. But I ended up finding a lot that fascinated me. In particular, the left corner next to the main wall of the dam, had several stepped areas that made for more detail.
This was taken on my second trip to the area (just a bit North from Dublin, Ohio). I went back a third time but the water was almost non-flowing that time. I never used to like the “spaghetti” effect when I saw it in photos of waterfalls, but I’ve started to have fun trying different things. Sometime I like to use a fast shutter speed to “freeze” the water in mid-splash. I’ve also been playing around with different filters to allow for longer exposure shots during bright days. Typically, the better shots (in this style) of waterfalls are during cloudy days or early morning or evening when there’s less light.
Exposure: 1/5 seconds
Focal Length: 55 mm