Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Lost Creek Falls, March 22nd, 2021

It was one of those days where I knew I had to get out with my camera and spontaneously decided to head north to take photos of waterfalls. It was supposed to be partly cloudy which is ideal for that kind of photography to make long exposures.

When I arrived in Bayfield, Wisconsin the sun was shining and the temperatures were in the mid 50ties. After a short stay I continued towards Cornucopia. As soon as I drove further north-west the temperature dropped 10 degrees and it clouded up. When I arrived at Lost Creek Falls I put on an xtra layer of clothing and started on the 1.5 mile long hike. Most of the snow had already melted. 

I visited Lost Creek Falls almost exactly a year ago (March 17. 2020) and at that time there was still a lot of snow and ice. Here is the link to that blog: https://soulcenteredphotography.blogspot.com/2020/03/lost-creek-falls-march-2020.html 

Half way to my destination mother nature changed her mind - the sun came out!! When I got to the waterfall it was half in the sun and half in the shade - very challenging to take photos due to the high contrast. But I thought I had to try and I pulled out my polarizer and neutral density filter to slow down the shutter speed. I kind of liked the results and tried different compositions and angles. I stayed long enough and eventually the waterfall was all shaded and I was able to take a few more photos.

I really like the first 2 photos, a stream of light in the darkness. It reminds me of a Rumi poem that I want to share here. 

"I said, what about my eyes?
God said, keep them on the road.
I said, what about my passion?
God said, keep it burning.
I said, what about my heart?
God said, tell me what you hold inside it.
I said, pain and sorrow.
He said, stay with it, the wound is the place 
where the light enters you."


I hope you enjoy nature's beauty how I see it through my camera.
Thanks, Susanne

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