|Canon EOS Rebel XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 19mm, ISO 100, f/13, 10 seconds|
The morning started at around 6:45am at The Boils along N. River Rd. I have been there several times and the river was swelling with incredible amounts of water. I will cover this in a later post with a shot from there.
This post, however, was taken off a trail that branches off of N. River Rd and a small creek that empties into the N. River. I have shot along this creek before (ROCK FUNNEL) but hadn't ventured very far down the creek or trail. I decided to continue on along the trail and there were several spots along the way that I would have loved to try and photograph but the Rhododendrons were so thick I could not make my way down to the creek bank.
I came to this outcropping and luckily had my waders on. I took a vantage point out in the middle of the creek and was really trying to accent the awesome green, moss-covered wall on the opposite side.
I also noticed that as the stream made it's way passed the rocks on the left, a small Eddy formed just past the corner. I have been quite obsessed with catching Eddy's lately and have been extremely lucky in finding them. I had to apply the ND8 filter on the lens to get a longer shutter speed to take advantage of this. The long exposure really helped accent the rocks under the water by creating a glassy look to it. It also helped carry the streaks of the water all the way down to the lower right side of the frame so I could use it as a leading line through the shot.
I have several more images from my trip along N. River Rd to share in future posts.