Another trip on the Midland Trail National Scenic Highway today through West Virginia, and, unfortunately, once again I traveled across this scenic route mostly in the rain. It’s still my preferred route from Virginia to Kentucky, and although I didn’t have as many photo ops, I enjoyed taking the scenic drive and not the monotonous I-64.
I happened to be in between storms when I passed through Gauley Bridge, so I stopped by my favorite waterfall, Cathedral Falls, which was in beautiful form. I spent some time playing with the settings on the Sony RX100. I didn’t have a tripod, so I used a dry rock to stabilize the camera and dropped the shutter speed in increments to 1/2 of a second to smooth out the water.
I had some camera movement below 1/8 of a second, so this is my best result on this day. In an effort to achieve more of that blurry water appearance, I used the Soft Focus filter in Color Efex Pro, which did take it closer to my vision.
So, it wasn’t the best day for capturing the images I had in mind, including the covered bridge that I’d hoped to visit, but I still enjoyed my journey on the Midland Trail.