Spring Thaw



This past Sunday I headed back up to High Falls for another shoot. A beautiful sunny afternoon with a temperature of 10 C. The snow had deteriorated since the week before. Being much softer you had a tenancy to sink once in awhile. I walked the trail to the bridge above the falls. It was walk up, then walk down. The snow was also slippery in spots.

The river had opened up a fair bit. The roar of rushing water quite noticeable.  The volume of water was higher from my previous trip. There was more open water to work with. The snow surface was now pitted from the hot sun. Chunks of ice were floating down river. The water was dark with a heavy yellow tinge. I composed the above scene to emphasize the chaotic nature of a Spring thaw on a waterfalls. I emphasized the dramatic flow of water. The chunks of ice breaking off from the river’s edge adds great detail.

This is probably my last trip here until the snows has melted. It won’t be long until the river is fully open and the volume of water too high for effective photographing. As I was waiting for the evening lighting, I met up with a gentleman on the trail. He was carrying a Pentax DSR. We had a good chat for awhile. We then moved off in different directions.

This weekend is the Sudbury Art Club’s Spring Show and Exhibition. If you are in the area please join us. While that is it for now. Until next time, happy trails


~ by kenben on 04/10/2014.

9 Responses to “Spring Thaw”

  1. Incredible image. The gold and brown tones of rushing water is captivating. Mesmerizing, actually. Thank you for sharing.

  2. That water looks astonishing 😀

  3. Absolutely stunning! Way to go Ken! Cheers, Linda

  4. Thank you Linda

  5. Wonderful shot of the waterfall with snow on the left and right side of it. Incredible shot! 🙂

  6. Love the image. What kind of lens did you use for that capture?

    • I have two lenses that I use. Canon 28 to 135 and a 70 to 200 L lenses.
      I used the 28 to 135 lenses on this composition

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