New Croton Dam – New York Waterfall

This past weekend I drove to Connecticut for a wedding and decided to check out the New Croton Dam which is in New York State just outside the city.  The dam is part of the New York City and Hudson River waterway.  The weather was turning a bit warmer this weekend so I thought it would be a nice chance to check out the dam waterfall after some snow melting.

The waterfall was really cool and sounded great.  Check out some of the behind the scenes shots and video below!  I wanted to have my timelapse shot with long exposure (>1 second exposure) for the waterfall.  I also tried to get closer since I think its a more intimate shot rather than a far away-generic shot.  The sun was also hidden behind clouds which didn’t create harsh shadows.  So overall there were a lot of wins with this scene.


My exposure was set at ISO 800, f/8.0, and 1.6 seconds with Auto White Balance and Manual Exposure at 18mm using my 18.0-55.0 mm lens.  I had my interval at 3 seconds and did 300 shots for this timelapse.  The panning was completed with LRTimelapse cropping adjustments on the first and last photo.






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