Saturday, August 21, 2010

(Day 233) Up the creek

We're blessed to have a few small creeks within a few minutes' drive. A couple of years ago we had such a dry summer that one of these creeks went completely dry (the same year we could climb to the bottom of our 5m/15ft deep well). With the exception of a couple of storms it's been fairly dry again this summer and so there wasn't much water running in this creek again. I decided to grab some rubber boots and take a short walk up the creek.

All the photos were made with a 10-22mm lens, aperture at f11 and ISO800, with shutter speeds of 1/125 sec (1st photo) and 1/20 sec for the other 2.

pickerel weed















the water was fairly shallow















I discovered these beautiful wildflowers along the stream - no idea what they might be

22 comments:

imac said...

Really up the creek on this one Rick, love the shots, as you waded up stream.lol.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I absolutely love that last shot.

Sashindoubutsu said...

I remember a class in ecology way back in college, we went on a trip to a creek where we took some bio samples for study.

Your photos are lovely, especially the one with red wildflowers.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac - and I didn't have a paddle either !

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth ! I need to visit there again - it was so peaceful and scenic.

Rick said...

@Sashindoubutsu - the only samples I took today were photographic ;-)

Thank you for stopping by and commenting !

chasity said...

that red flower looks like cardinal flower.
it's gorgeous.
isn't the color so amazing?!

Carolyn Ford said...

The last shot is the jewel in this package! How fun to wear boots in the creek..."up a creek" usually means trouble, but, not in this case! Great captures, Rick!

darlin said...

What clear water, it's so beautiful Rick and captured astoundingly well!

becky said...

Looks like a lovely & peaceful place to walk.... love the contrast of red & green in the last one.

CarreraCaballo said...

The photo with the red flowers has nice angle and horizon :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Chad said...

All the photos are nice,but I agree the last photo is the keeper. Just think a few months away and you'll have frozen creeks to take pictures of.

Scott said...

Aren't creeks just the best??? Great shots here.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Love your shots and I too love to find creeks here and there around here and any place I go. I have to take a photo of them all.
Very Nice Rick

Rick said...

@chasity - thanks Chas, now I know what it is - never saw one before - the colour really struck me as it stood out so.

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thanks Carolyn. Yep - I didn't bring a paddle either, but didn't need it in such a lovely place.

Rick said...

@darlin - thanks Darlene - hope your weekend went well, and wasn't spent painting!

Rick said...

@becky - thanks Becky; it was very peaceful - I intend to go there again soon.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph!

Rick said...

@Chad - yes, summer is waning, we can feel fall in the air at night already. I'll be able to walk on the water in a few months !

Rick said...

@Scott - I agree, they provide an almost endless variety of shots. Thanks Scott.

Rick said...

@Lisa RedWillow - thank you Lisa - I too can get a bit carried away; I'm always seeing scenes as photos nowadays.