Landscapes and wildlife along the Buffalo River, Idaho.
Talented photographers, such as Caryn Esplin, have discovered the beautiful sights along the Buffalo River, Idaho.
This photo was taken during sunset along the Buffalo River. I had my camera on a tripod and a wide-angle lens with a moose filter. This allowed me to have a longer shutter to slow the water, while still capturing the surroundings. My shutter speed was at 2.5″, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.
In post production, I replaced the sky since the original photo was very washed out and overcast. I also sharpened the structures and enhanced the colors.
This photo was taken right outside of the Riverfront Retreat in Island Park. I waited for just the right moment as the sun flare was shining through the trees. My shutter speed was at 1/500, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 3200.
I didn’t realize how high my ISO was in the moment, so a lot of the post production was fixing the grain. I merged the three bracketed images and enhanced the colors.
This is another photo taken in the backyard of the Riverfront Retreat in Island Park. I took this during blue hour to capture the crystal clear, slow-moving water. I love that the slower shutter allowed me to capture the bottom of the river as well. My shutter speed was at 20″, with an aperture of f/11 and ISO 100.
The post production including merging the bracketed images and then dodging and burning the shadows and highlights (especially in the water).
This photo was taken in Island Park, close to the Buffalo River. This moose was walking around in an open area surrounded by trees. I had my 75-300mm telephoto lens on my camera and sat in between some trees. Soon after I took this photo, the moose noticed me and started walking towards me, so this was the last photo I got before leaving the area. My shutter speed was at 1/250, with an aperture of f/5.6 and ISO 6400.
In post production, I used content-aware in the crop tool to pull back from the moose a bit since it was too tight. I also softened the trees in the background to try and create the illusion of a shorter depth of field.