SWIRLING WATER ATOP CASCADES CONSERVATION AREA
While walking back to my car after wrapping this shoot, the top of the poplar trees were dancing in the wind. With just the right amount of wind the sound closely resembled that of the rushing rapids I had just left behind. This type of symbiotic synchronicity is something I often see around me.
There is much colour, reflection and movement in this image that I love. Produced as a single capture (i.e., no photo stacking etc), the challenge in creating this type of image is ensuring what is important is in focus while still allowing for movement. Sunlight was popping in and out of the clouds, and bouncing off the water’s slowly swirling surface. Captured with a shutter of 1.3s allowed for just a bit of blur where I felt it worked best.
Cascades is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. Two highlights for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River and the various geological formations in the area.