Thursday, September 26, 2013

Slowing it down

I'm a visual person, I've discovered. What that means for me is that if I don't see it, it doesn't exist. Hence my desk tends to get somewhat 'cluttered' (my term, not my wife's) as I strive to leave things visible that I need to read or do. It also explains why I need lists.

So I recently (re-)discovered some lens filters and a stepping ring that had disappeared into the bowels of my camera bag. A couple of these were ND (neutral density) filters that allow slower shutter speeds in (relatively) bright light. Now that the filters 'existed' again, I had to put them to use, so off to another favourite spot not too far away.

I had been here before in the winter. It's a very peaceful, hidden place unknown to most people. I hope a sense of that peace and quiet comes through in these 2 photos.








18 comments:

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

It does, Rick.. these are beautiful with that dreamy quality I so love.
Aren't secret places wonderful...

Seija Torpström said...

Amazing!
Very, very beautiful ♥

biebkriebels said...

Mooie foto's Rick, we hebben wel de bossen, maar niet de watervallen helaas.

S. Etole said...

The peace is very evident. The photos lovely.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

The sound of rushing water is so soothing and peaceful. Your photos are fabulous and I had to laugh because my desk probably looks a lot like yours and I live by lists!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I can imagine the peace of the spot and hear the falling water and perhaps a bird in the trees.

darlin said...

Rick I want to go here, there, to where you shot these photos... away from my visual world which is once again cluttered with journanls, books, and all the 'fun' stuff good papers are made of (I like to think they're good anyways! lol)

A true blessing to be living in such beauty. Now I'm going to go and look up these filters you speak of, read a wee bit about them as this is the first time I've ever heard of them.

Have yourself a fantastic day!

Leslie said...

wow! rivers of living water...

Liva`s said...

Yes it is great to find peaceful places like this - i can imagine the sound of this waterfall !

Have a nice weekend :)

Greetings from Liva

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,this place does look calm and peaceful. I love how the water looks so silky.

Linda said...

Rick, these are just glorious!

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, both the waterfall pictures are amazing. You're really good, I'm impress with your photography skill.

Best regards.

Katherine said...

These are stunning Rick ... so serene and calming!

Ercotravels said...

Wonderful shots of the waterfall.. enjoying its..

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

They are fantastic, Rick, especially the last one. Very peaceful too. Have a great weekend. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Blitz said...

What a beautiful place and light you have captured. Nr 2 became my favorite because of the composition. Water looks gorgeous.

Manu World said...

i can feel the fresh water!!
:)

Manu World said...

Btw, i loved to visit canada!!! Niagara falls are amazing!!! And... Loved Toronto and Quebec!!! Cannot remind much + now!! :-(
Hugs.