Photo by Jacob Denbrook
The night was completely clear, and the moon was mostly full when we stayed at the top of this pass at about 8,500 feet elevation. I decided to do some night shooting at the foot of this little waterfall, which spilled over the granite. I exposed the shot for about two minutes, narrowing the shutter to F-20 (which allows less light in, but increases the sharpness of the image from front to back). One nice thing about long exposures is a shooter has plenty of time to soak in the solitude around him or her. There literally was no one else up at this spot during our stay. — Jacob Denbrook
see part one of this photo series here.
see part two of this photo series here.
Jacob Denbrook has been shooting film and digital photography for over ten years. He has traveled to New Zealand, Japan, and the Canadian Rockies, taking pictures on backpacking trips, first with an Olympus point-and-shoot and then a Nikon DSLR. Somewhat narcissistically, he tried to take the best photos possible in these locations so he could say to friends and acquaintances, “Look where I was.” Eventually, he freelanced for Columbia Gorge Magazine as a writer and photographer. He also dragged his wife into cold alpine areas on trips, when she reportedly only, “wanted a towel, a warm beach, and trashy novel to read.”
Jacob now shoots weddings, portraits, landscapes, and whatever will stay in front of his camera. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and you can contact him at email@example.com. His website of images is at accendoimages.com.