Here’s another from my Montana workshop (click on it for the larger version, which looks much better). I only had time to go through a few of the shots I’ve taken, because we had been going nonstop from dawn till late at night, but I took this one last night, as we returned to the stream where we shot earlier in the week, because it was another overcast night.

The shot isn’t really a pano; it’s just “pano cropped” (Bill Fortney gave the idea while I was processing the image in Lightroom (all the processing, sharpening, and cropping was done in Lightroom). I read a number of comments posted this week asking if I would share the camera settings for the shots I post, and I’m more than happy to (thanks for the suggestion):

SPECS: Taken with a Nikon D200 (Bill was shooting [read as: hogging] the D3, since we were shooting in really low light; I don’t blame him). I used a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens (racked out to 200mm), and I shot in Aperture Priority mode at f/22 (to keep the shutter open as long as possible to create the silky water effect), which gave me a nice long shutter speed of 30 seconds. I also used a Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter to make things even darker, so I’d get that really long shutter speed. The ISO was set to 100.

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.