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Hiking in the Rain

Went to Camp Creek Falls this morning in the rain with hopes of seeing lots of water. We weren’t disappointed and it was fun getting wet 🙂 CLICK HERE for images of Camp Creek falls taken a few years ago.

Oak Creek Fall Reflections

I’ve spent 10 days camping next to Oak Creek and now it’s time to go home…darn. Here’s a parting shot from Oak Creek which is just steps from my campsite. This campground is so popular, I just made reservations for next fall! (I wanted to be sure to get a spot on Oak Creek). Fall color or not, I can’t wait 🙂 See more of my Sedona fall photos on my G+ page.

Oak Creek Reflections

I’m especially looking forward to photographing reflections because you never know what you’ll get! I tend to like shooting a very slow shutterspeeds for swipes of color. This was taken in between giving it just a slight painterly look. 1/50th second at f/13.

Slow Motion River Reflections

Photographing reflections is so much fun because you never know what you’ll get. At first, you probably won’t even see them but once you shoot a few, your eye becomes trained to recognize reflections immediately and you’ll start looking for them everywhere. The colors here are from the blue sky and green trees with a slight bit of orange from the canyon walls. I like shooting both to freeze the motion, which gives a glass-like look, and using a slow shutter speed such as this one. Tip: The best time to get good reflections is very early or very late in the day. This is a hand held shot of Virgin River at .5 second and f/22.

Covering the Bases

An invaluable rule for photographers is to look up, down, all around and when they’ve done that, turn back in the opposite direction of where they’re shooting. I don’t always remember the last part when a trail is steep and difficult. I tend to forge ahead to reach my destination and only photograph scenes in front of me. But this time, I had the rule in mind and came away with two different compositions of this waterfall. Black and White thanks to Topaz B&W Effects. (Emerald Pools Trail, Zion National Park)


My meetup group has an at home assignment related to experimenting with shutterspeed. Especially long exposures can give some interesting results such as this image. It’s water splashing over rocks in a creek. The green is grass on the banks. Pretty cool.

The Banks of Oak Creek

I love the tangles of Sycamore roots along the banks of Oak Creek especially in Infrared.

River Eggs

Roots hanging over the bank of Oak Creek – Topaz enhanced. These river rocks looked like eggs hidden among the roots. Probably not chocolate 🙂