365-138 Mingo Creek
I took a spin through the county park after it finally stopped raining this afternoon. I wanted to try my hand at some flowing water shots and since I don’t own a ND filter yet I had to wait until the light level dropped. And, wouldn’t you know it, as I reached the park the SUN started shining! It was nice to see for a change and I wasn’t too worried because there are plenty of trees around the creeks to provide shade. With the first few shots I took I had to stop the lens down a lot and I still had relatively short shutter speeds. After the sun got lower and a few clouds came back I was able to get some slower shutter speeds to blur the water. My 365 shot is a tributary into the creek that my wife spotted. I liked the stepped rocks. The second shot is a larger falls that is actually outside the park on a side road. When I was shooting in the park a few people who were out walking stopped and told me of other areas that I should investigate. One gentleman told me how to get to the larger falls and I thought I would check it out. It’s a nice falls, for a creek, but it is in a deep ravine that’s posted private property. Too bad because the best shot is probably from below the falls. Instead I had to shoot from the edge of the road through the trees. Still, it’s something I may go back to in autumn when the leaves change. Pentax K20D, DA55-300 (Tributary), DA17-70 (Falls).