The River Swale, to which the dale owes its name, runs from the high moors of Cumbria down through Swaledale and onwards to join the River Ure east of Boroughbridge. Swaledale is home to many small but beautiful waterfalls such as East Ghyll, Kisdon Force, Oxnop and Wain Wath Force.
This is no whistle-stop tour of all the waterfalls in the dale. Instead we explore in detail one or two these waterfalls during the course of the day, taking time to study the intricate details as the water flows over the rocks and falls. It is a relaxing and calming process as you immerse yourself in your surroundings (not literally I hasten to add) taking in the beauty of the area you are capturing.
You will learn about:
Choosing the correct setting and exposure for the amount of water flowing down the river and over the falls.
How to use filters to cut through the glare on the water’s surface and deal with harsh, contrasty light using Circular Polarising (CPL), Neutral Density (ND) and graduated (NDG)filters .
How composition and choice of lens affects your image
How to get that silky water effect whilst avoiding burning out the highlights in the image.