Natural landscape: The Rockies’ spring water


It was sunny that spring day, so I needed all the darkening filters I could find to reduce the light coming into my camera and necessitate a looooong exposure. That turned the water beautifully silky, transforming a chaotic mix of shapes, light and shadow into something that I hope is far more pleasing.
This was photographed just a few months before massive rain and snowmelt flooded six rivers in southern Alberta, including this one. Entire picnic areas were wiped out as the water churned way, WAY over its banks. Repairs to natural and urban areas are still taking place almost three years later.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter, one or two neutral density (darkening) filters.

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