The Little Beaver Creek
Creekside Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio
"Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.” - Albrecht Dürer
Further melding the ideas of ecology and art, this is a long exposure blur of the Little Beaver Creek at Creekside Reserve. Probably one of the earliest images I will share with you, this is actually a pretty narrow crop at the top and bottom. Normally, a long exposure would include a sharp focus object near the fore or middle ground to focus on. I see these as "visual anchors" that make an image appear not blurry on accident. However, I wanted to throw that ideal away with this. As you can see, this is purely blurred. I wanted to make a surrealist image with the water flowing right through.
The Little Beaver Creek is unique in a sense as it is a tributary to the Little Miami Watershed. It is a spur off the larger and longer Beaver Creek that travels up north to Fairview before closing off. The Little Beaver Creek flows directly along the mile-long Creekside Reserve before stopping just before Woodman Feb to the far West towards Dayton. Creekside nonetheless will forever be a personal favorite location to explore and shoot.
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