Friday, March 19, 2010

My Falls Is Falling Again!

Hello again from Devil's River!
Yes, I've written already from this place but with so much beauty to be seen, a single postcard just didn't seem like enough!
One day soon I'm going to come back here and maybe leave the camera in the backpack for a bit so I can just sit and quietly soak all this in over a cup of coffee or some yerba mate.
Amazingly, I've rarely encountered others when visiting here so solitude is almost guaranteed.
This river is my escape. And luckily, being just 17 miles from home, I can escape just as often as I like.

I'll see you again somewhere down the road...or possibly right back here!

Spring Can't Be Far Off Now

Hello from SPRING! The birds are singing, the bugs are buzzing, the rivers are flowing and I'm finally out on the lonely road again! Wish You Were Here!
It's amazing to think that it was just one month ago today that I made my first trip of 2010 to Devil's River and found only stillness, the river still firmly in the grip of Old Man Winter. What a difference 30 days and the past week's spring-like temperatures has made! It was such a thrill to arrive here today and even from a distance be able, once again, to hear the water crashing over the rock ledges of my favorite waterfall.
My first ever visit to this place happened just about this time last year as I worked on my 365 day photo project and though it remains relatively unchanged, I tried to approach photographing the scene with fresh eyes. In doing so, I worked out the angle you see here but in other cases I found myself arranging compositions very similar to those I'd done before. However, my extensive time behind the camera last year, and especially shooting these sorts of places so often, taught me a thing or two that made the shooting of this familiar place in this season much more productive and satisfying. As always, I got lost in my "work" here and when all was said and done I had spent nearly two hours clicking away. And I have to say that if what I did here today could be called work then the compensation for my time spent could not be more satisfactory.
So, it's been a good day! I feel like this outing has awakened my wanderlust and I suspect I'll write again soon.
I'll see you again somewhere down the road!