Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs, Ohio
"Run wild and free like a waterfall” - Anamika Misha
This is a top-down view of the abutment to the Yellow Springs creek. I was seeking something different from the other "postcard-y" images I had seen online. I simply stood at the edge of the bridge crossing The Cascades just after sunset. Setting up my tripod facing straight down, I opted for a long exposure. This strange angle and choice of composition I believe is something to admire. Whenever I get the chance to challenge your eyes into making sense of a scene, I will do just that.
I enjoy the use leading lines in how the rocks edge curves all the way from side to side as it moves up the right corner in the frame. It is simply amazing how images have the power to train and focus your eyes to move a certain way. I made sure to use a circular polarizing filter to knock out the reflections made in this wet damp rock. A wide angle lens was essential in showing off the flowing and loud water, while still giving a sense of place.
When I begin to think I've seen it all.. What else could be out there? So limitless, so infinite. Adopt a humbling attitude to be willing to experience or learn something new.
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