“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
― Ovid

When searching for a quote for this blog post, I came across the one above.  I loved that it included the word persistence.  Persistence is a word that I would use to describe my

path with photography.  Every picture I have ever taken has helped me in some way later in my journey.  I learn from the successes and from the failures.  When I pack my camera bag to go on my next photo adventure, along with the gear, I pack the experience of every picture I have ever taken.

This is certainly the case when I photograph running water.  Water fascinates me.

Sunday Randy, Maui, and I went to South Mountains State Park.  I was hoping that I would be able to find some remaining fall colors as this area has a lower elevation than the ones I visited the previous weekend.  The storms of the week had done their damage to the leaves at the park, so I made the water there my focus for the morning.

South Mountains State Park has a large waterfall.  Along the way to reach it, there are many impressive smaller waterfalls, cascades, and flowing water to photograph.  I enjoy photographing in this park during all seasons.

Light Dancing on Water and Rocks

Light Dancing on Water and Rocks

I was mesmerized by the light dancing across the water and rocks below.

Swirling Power

Swirling Power

 

Small Cascade

Small Cascade

I spent a great deal of time photographing this small cascade found on the way to the large waterfall.  I tried many different compositions and shutter speeds before finding the ones that were the perfect combination  for what I wanted to show of this cascade.

On the way to the car, I found some of the fall color I was searching for reflected on the water.

Liquid Gold

Liquid Gold

I was so thankful for a morning of water exploration.

Do you love photographing moving water and waterfalls?  Would  you like to learn the best ways to capture water and show your viewers what you were experiencing?  I hope you will join Les Saucier and me at our Waterfall Bootcamp Workshop in June.  You can find out more about this workshop here.

 

 

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