The Fall rains have come
The Fall colored leaves
Hanging low over the river
They are laden with moisture
The rivers are swollen
With tea – stained water
The turbulent waters crash violently
Over the submerged rocks
Lichen covered rocks withstand
The swift currents rage
A restless river galloping
To its final destiny
At the river’s mouth
The Sun emerges to dry
The water logged land
In time the surging river
Recedes in depth
No longer violent and swollen
The clean fast water
Scouring the gravel bottom
Fast water trickles through
The shadow gravel beds
Alive with returning Salmon
To begin a new life cycle
It was a great weekend for me as I won the following awards
The Exhibition Without Walls Award – Manhattan Arts International Celebrate The Healing Power of Art 2014
An award of Excellence from the Exhibition Without Walls Impressions 2014
That is all for now, so until next time happy trails.
The above composition is another panoramic that I captured at David Lake, Killarney Provincial Park. It was late Sept. The Fall colors were not in there full glory yet. This composition contains two overlapping photos to achieve the desired scene that I wanted. The dark scudding clouds added to the mood. The blown highlights do not turn me on. That is were the morning sun was risen. The little rock islands have great texture that is common in this area. The addition of mist adds to the mood. The mist was coming off the land and moving from left to right. I believe the added colors of Fall in the forest in the background gives added contrast. You can just glimpse the La Cloche Mountains in the background.
The weather here is getting warmer, snow is melting. Happy Easter to everyone. So until next time happy trails.
A beautiful Fall day
The air is warm
A mist upon the air
No hint of the cold temps
That will soon come
It is a late afternoon
The sun hangs low
Over the colourful hills
A lone shed nestles
Among the white birch
Having fallen into neglect
The door stands ajar
The metal roof aging
Into a rusty red
The weather beaten walls
Becoming a sombre grey
The encroaching forest slowly
Enclosing the old building
The vibrant forest behind
Of green, orange and yellow
Has taken on a soft glow
From the late afternoon sunlight
Filtering through the trees
The surface of the lake
Has a a soft ripple
From a caressing wind
Creating an artist’s palette
Of reflective Fall colors
Late Monday afternoon I loaded up my gear and drove up to Massey, Ontario. Chutes Provincial Park was my destination. After parking my Ford Escape I hiked the trails along the Aux Sable River. Being too early to photograph, I searched along the river for compositions to work with later in the evening.
The river was running high. The moss on the rocks were wet. You could see were the water was seeping out of the moss and wetting the rock faces. The Fall colors here were not the greatest. But there was enough to work with. The rocks along the river here have character due to water action over the years. After completing my hike, I had a couple hours of wait time. I drove up the Massey Tote Road to visit a good friend Rob Bouchard. Rob is very knowledgeable about the area. It was soon time to head back to Chutes Provincial Park for my evening shot.
Upon arrival I sat at a picnic table to enjoy a quick sandwich. Then it was time to gather up the gear and start photographing. As I hiked the trail I would stop at the various locations and set my tripod and Canon 7D to get the photograph. I soon made my way up to the bridge at the North end of the Park. The sun was now below the horizon and there was a pink cast in the sky.
I had observed this spot earlier and loved the way the water flowed, The rock formations, a little bit of Fall color. As I stood there now I spotted a touch of pink here and there in the water. There also was a pink glow on some of the rocks. This was a result of parts of the rock surfaces being wet. I quickly set up the Canon 7D on the tripod and went to work. This is a 20 second shot at f22. With Photo shop I was able to bring out some detail in the water to give the feel of motion. Where there was white water you are able to observe that too. The pink coloring in the water is from the evening sky. I showed just enough sky to tell you the sunset was a pinkish glow.
As I was photographing an American couple came by and we started chatting. I now was finish photographing, so I said I would walk out with them. They were staying the night at the campsite. We parted company when I reached my vehicle. One of the joys of my work is meeting wonderful folks along the way. It is always a pleasure to chat with these people.
Well that is it for this week. Thank you for stopping by. Always look forward to your visits. Until next time happy trails.
The above photo was taken last Fall at O S A Lake in Killarney Provincial Park.
It was late morning at our campsite. The La Cloche Mountains were ablaze in color.
Paul Smith and I were relaxing with our coffee after a dawn shot.
I happen to look across to the far shore. There is a small cove there.
A small group of evergreens grew here. The sunlight was highlighting these small trees.
I quickly set up my tripod and Canon 7D. My zoom lens is a Canon 28 to 135.
The resulting composition is quite pleasing with the color and lighting.
I will be at the Rubber Boot festival in Noelville this coming Saturday.
I had 4 Special Recognition at the 15 th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online Juried Art Exhibition by Upstream People Gallery
2 of my works were selected to the RBC Dominion Securities “Art Impact”
Juried Art Show in Sudbury Ontario
This show is up coming sometime in June.
Looking for a Mothers Day gift for Mom.
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Well that is it for now. Until next time happy trails
A beautiful Fall evening. The sun is below the horizon. I had looked to the North side of O S A Lake and saw the beautiful colored sky that you see above. I set up my tripod and Canon 7D and composed the above shot. Scenes like this are always wonderful to see. The colors in the sky are fleeting, so you have to be fairly quick about getting these shots.
Well that is it for now. It is a rainy day here in my part of the country. Plus freezing rain and snow.
I just finished a new book on Blurb. I created this book using my photos and poetry. To view it go here.
Until next time happy trails
Daybreak on the Vermillion River. The mist was rolling down the river at a good pace. There is a rocky point of land on the West side of the river. Loading up my camera gear I made my way over to the rocky point. The rock structure here is rather unique in that it has good detail and many rock faces. The neat thing was the sun was creating a pinkish glow in the mist. I set up my tripod and Canon EOS 7D to compose a photo. The biggest problem I had here was with the mist. I had to wait a bit before I could see the rocky point. The greenery gives a break in the scene along with the little Maple in its Fall glory.
Well that is it for this week. We are in the middle of a pretty good cold snap here in Sudbury Ontario. So, until next time happy trails.