Friday, September 9, 2011

Dry enough for you ?

On my way to Ottawa today, I made a mental note of this creek which I'd passed before but hadn't had time to make some shots of. Later this afternoon I found myself standing on the mostly dry bed of this creek. A small trickle still meandered along the solid rock bed, and here and there stood small pools of water in which I saw a few minnows. It's hard to believe that in the spring time this creek becomes a fast-flowing river - I've never seen it like this before.

[no, my internet issues are not resolved; last evening it was virtually unusable. I'm told that technicians ARE investigating. In the meantime I've stayed up rather late to post a few shots. We'll see if they load. tonight.]

(these shots were made with a 10-22mm lens at f22, ISO200, and a shutter speed of 1/4 or 1/3 sec. HDR processing was done using Photomatix).

click on photos for a better view


Elizabeth Grimes said...

Neat how the water runs into the creek. We have an over abundance of water here!

Saz said...

Wow Rick, I absolutely adore these photo's!

Still having issues with the internet? That must be getting really irritating now! I feel for you.

Hope you can get it sorted soon!
Have a great weekend.

imac said...

Great shots Rick, love to see these.

Hope they sort out ternet for you.

S. Etole said...

Wonderful dappled light in these.

Fábio Martins said...

Number 3, well done :)

teca said...

The images were very, very beautiful, honey! The first is my favorite.
Here in the wintertime river flows drop too much... then when the summer comes and torrential rains, the river becomes a waterfall with stupendous strength!
Have a nice weekend with yours.
Warm hug, beijos doces and love.

darlin said...

Rick these are amazing photos, I LOVE what you've done with them.

That's unreal how dry it's been there and to see almost no water in the creek, the temps here have been unbelievable. It's been averaging about 27 all week, it's beautiful!

Wow, still investigating eh? This is getting to be unbelievable, I hope they're not charging you for services when you're not receiving them. If they are billing you I'd suggest you send them 1/100th of what the bill is, tell them that's how slow your internet is and until it's up to par they won't receive full payment. I wonder how that would go over! lol

Have a fantastic weekend, take care and even though it's a pain thank you for sharing your amazing shots with us.

Soraia Brito said...

Great photos!

Cloudia said...

nice burbling shots!

Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral

> < } } ( ° >

Jeanne Klaver said...

These are beautiful, Rick! I love the imaginative aspect of the last mind plays with that branch and creates all kinds of creatures.

Rick said...

I saw that, Elizabeth - looks like Irene left her mark there (we could have used some). Thanks.

Thank you, Saz ! My connection is working well tonight (although it's getting pretty late). I'm checking with them in the morning - I might just have got lucky. Have a great week !

Thank you Stewart ! I'm hoping they're getting it fixed too - been quite a while.

Thank you, Susan. I find HDR seems to pick it up best.

Thanks, Fábio ! My favourite also.

Rick said...

Teca - thank you for your kind words ! This river is also a raging torrent in spring, but I've never seen it this dry before. I hope your spring is coming soon. Hugs and beijos for a wonderful week !

Thank you, Darlene - every once in a while I like to play around with HDR when the light lends itself to it. We have an old dug well on our land, formerly used by the pioneers - 15 feet deep and usually full - now only has 6" of water in it - now THAT's dry ! Enjoy your warm weather, and have a great week !

Obrigado, Soraua !

Aloha, Cloudia, and mahalo !

Thank you, Jeanne - I thought the same thing when I saw it jutting out over the streambed !

Leslie said...

i love the light and shadow you captured in the first shot - light that is constantly moving like that always reminds me of the Spirit of God...

(and the tree branch in that last photo looks like a dinosaur.)

lisa said...

Such beautiful golden light in each of these!

Rick said...

Thanks, Leslie - there was a sense of not being alone there on that dry creek bed. I find that HDR is a great technique to capture that light. Good imagination on that last shot - I hadn't seen that.

Thank you Lisa - dappled sunlight filtered by the trees always adds such nice colour.