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This is a shot of the American Fork River as it cascades down through American Fork Canyon in Utah. I captured the water using a relatively quick shutter speed (because I know that Dana likes it better than my long 'milky' water). I did capture one here where the water is more to my taste...I'll post it tomorrow...maybe...

I captured the image using shutter priority, f/6.3 and 1/30th of a second. I would have liked a little more aperture, something around f/11-f/13 to get a little better depth of field but I did not want to use a longer shutter speed. 1/30th was about as slow as I could go and still get the water with some action.

I suppose looking back on it now I could have bumped the sensitivity of the camera up a bit and still got the shot I wanted...but it's hard to think about that when one is standing with one foot in VERY cold water, battling with the other foot on the slick, moss covered rocks and with the one free hand putting off a tired, frustrated wife who would like some help corraling the offspring instead of being a spectator on the bank...maybe if I had given her better odds of me falling in? ;-)

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