When I was watching the weather last night it was calling for an overcast day. Along with the rain we had, I decided to head out this morning to shoot a waterfall. Bell Falls, in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge was flowing pretty good when I arrived. So I spent time shooting the main falls and then working the upper falls. The overcast conditions are the best light for this type of shooting. Allowing for the use of slower shutter speeds to get the silky looking water.
About 3 weeks ago as I was hiking this trail in the Red River Gorge, I came upon this scene. It had rained just a few hours before which really made everything pop, with the aid of a polarizing filter attached to my camera lens. Since it was a cold and wet Winter day I decided to name this shot “Winter Green”.
An image from a few years ago, shot on my way to Red River Gorge. Driving along the Mountain Parkway, I noticed the early morning light striking this stand of timber. The trees were beautiful with their Fall colors. The soft early morning light made for an excellent photo opportunity. I had to turn around and drive back to this site, so I could get off the Parkway and setup. This image is a one second exposure, while tilting the camera (mounted on a tripod) in a vertical motion, creating the abstract look.