A winter storm has blown in this morning. Spring has been cold here so far.So I thought I would post a lovely Fall scene. This composition was taken at the bottom of The Ladder on John’s Creek in the Onaping area. There was not full color of Fall. But enough color to highlight the scene. I captured the slow moving water with its unique patterns from the water flow. The rocks in foreground give depth. Gorgeous colored reflections and color on the rocks. This scene was also taken in late evening. A lovely composition to enjoy on a stormy day.
Below are two painting produced by local Sudbury artist Bill Whitaker.
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Well that is it for this week. Until next time happy trails.
A slowly setting sun.Golden reflections on the water.Lovely shaped rocks with lichens growing on the rock surface.In the foreground you can see the water flowing into the small pool.The curvature of the rocks along with the rock surface’s smoothness give added detail to this composition. The rocks are now glowing with color from the late evening sun.
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You have had a bad day
Your body is tensed
Nothing has gone right
It is time to relax
Off you go along the woodland trail
Following a meandering stream
Till you come upon a pool.
Scrambling carefully across the rocks
Made slippery by splashing water
You edge down by the pool
Unlacing your hiking boots
Slowly easing your feet
Into the cool pool water
The stream is cascading
Over water smoothed rocks
To drop into the pool
Close your eyes momentarily
Listen to the sound
Of the ever flowing stream
Splashing and bubbling
Every fibre in your body
Slowly loosens to the rhythm
Of the small stream movements
You are now part of the spirituality
That a person feels
When you let go
To the senses of Nature
That completely surrounds you.
This is one of my favourite photos. The color, texture and form of the rocks are captivating. The yellow and orange lichen. The yellow leaves can only add to the appeal of this scene. The scene was captured on John’s Creek at the ladder. This small falls drops down in elevation in a series of drops like rungs on a ladder. The hills close in fairly tight. While that is it for now. So until next time, happy trails.
Rushing water,colorful rocks can create a very nice composition.You must wait until very late in the evening for the lighting to warm up and bring out the color in the rocks. I have gotten exceptional results when the sun has disappeared below the horizon.In the photo I have placed rocks in the foreground and framed the running water with rocks to give the photo depth. This photo was shot at 75mm with the settings of 4.0 sec @ f29. This allows for great depth of field.