"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." John Burroughs
Carrying the theme of water from the last blog post forward, this scene was also from the falls area of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. The light was getting late in the day, the falls were the fullest that I've seen from visits before and there was also a crowd celebrating the fact that summer had finally made an entrance. My hope was that someone would walk out on this rocky point.
I practiced with several adjustments in shutter speed and aperture settings until I achieved the water texture that I wanted. You have to do something when waiting on things to happen and besides, digital captures are free...compared to film.
While sitting and patiently waiting I was mesmerized by the water, the forms and the sounds that rushed past me. It was a living entity that I was watching; smooth yet pounding. The hard rocks juxtaposed to the water, the hard versus the soft, yet both could inflict pain in the wrong situations.
The longer I waited the better the light became, softening, more angular and warming with each passing minute.
Snap! It was done, but the waiting was the best part.
Thank you for joining me here. Take time to enjoy what the summer has to offer.
For more views of my work visit;
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Summer Wind Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa http://www.summerwindgallery.com