When you can combine falling water with textured rock, a unique scene can be created.
This type of composition is available when the water levels are low. This can be late summer.
I shot the scene late on a clear evening. This way you have even lighting that creates great color.
This late in the evening your shutter speed is anywhere from 1 sec to 30 sec.
The nearer to darkness the slower your shutter speed.
The f-stop is set at f22
The water flows in at the top left and flows out at bottom left.
All that is missing is the sound of running water.
Well that is it for this week. Until next time happy trails
The photo above is the end of a series of waterfalls called Gordon Chutes. It is a fairly long series of fast water cascading down between rock formations. The Wakonasin River runs between steep hills as it makes its way South. The rock structure here is Granite for the most part. In low light it is a beautiful reddish color.
This composition was taken very late one evening. Thus the low shutter speed. I used a f-stop of f22 to maintain my depth of field. I put green vegetation in the foreground for depth. I was a bit elevated on the shoreline here.
Well that is it for this week. Thank you for stopping by. It is now 5 weeks to Spring here. Until next time happy trails
Colorful rocks and fast water make for some wonderful compositions. I purposely kept this shot tight. I just showed enough vegetation at the top to add color and a bit of framing. I chose a couple rocks for the foreground for added depth. Then I recorded different shutter speeds but left my f-stops at f22. At the pace of the water coming through here I need a shutter speed to stop the fast flowing water. This how you can create what I call character with flowing water. You make the water come alive with power and movement. You want that water to be vibrant.
After you get home, upload your shots to the computer. Then it is just a matter of selecting the composition that turns you on and process it. I am a photo artist so my work for the most part does not look like a standard photograph.
The above scene was taken on the Aux Sauble River just North of Massey Ontario
I have just published a book at Blurb consisting of my photos and poetry. You can check it out here.
Well that is it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time Happy Trails