Great Miami River Autumnal Scene
Taylorsville Metropark, Vandalia, Ohio
Treated to some spectacular views of the Great Miami River, I had the privilege of photographing the mass of leaves slowly moving down the river. This was a new and exciting technique for me. The flowing water wasn't exactly fast yet I could imply the motion with the colorful leaves. You can see how the swirls create a whirlpool or "vortex" type of abstraction in the water.
Greens, oranges and yellows make for a variety of patterns within the shot. The foreground rock was simply used as a stationary "visual anchor" to focus on within the wide angle composition. Without that anchor to hook your eyes into the frame, the image wouldn't be as effective or engaging. Another smaller rock on the right side adds some asymmetrical weight to the rest of the image as well. A polarizer filter managed to knock out any reflections and saturate the colors overall.
To try new things is my ultimate goal. Staying in the realm of what I feel I excel in (nature photography) but at the same time reaching out of my comfort zone and experimenting. This isn't about contesting with other photographers. To me, we are all in this together to collaborate and share advice with one another. Seeing anothers amazing image only inspires me to work harder. Challenge that creative muscle to see what is already there and then to go beyond that.
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