Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend filled with fresh air, smell of wildflowers and sound of streams and waterfalls.
Having photographed this area many times I was trying to find a unique and original composition. The wave motion was especially dramatic on this day. So decided to step into the lake and shoot into the light. As the California drought continues more and more of these Tufas are becoming exposed and destroyed. Perhaps we are the last generation of photographers to be able to photograph these fragile natural sculptures.
Spirit falls, Oregon
Those who have been here all probably have a story. The waterfall is at the bottom of a steep ravine. There is no official trail but enough people have clambered down that you have some semblance of a trodden path in places. The first part is treacherous shale, the last part is slippery wet rocks. The waterfall is like a gigantic turbine! The water is actually that blue! This is one waterfall you definitely do not want to lose your balance at. When I finally got to this place and set up my comp, Jeff Lewis who was with me insisted that a better shot could be had by clambering over some more rocks and traversing a section of the waterfall. I will freely admit I was too chicken to do it :) Look forward to seeing the shot that Jeff took after he told me "If I don't come back please tell my parents I love them" :) Also when I was whining about the ridiculous climb back and the burning in my legs, Jeff cheered me up with...but Sapna imagine the story you could tell on flickr..so here you go.
"I would rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than be in church thinking about the mountain"
Fortunate is the person who finds his/her flow.
Hope all of you get to experience moments of Zen this festive season.
Floating past gigantic icebergs is one of the most iconic experiences of a visit to Alaska. The beautiful architecture and color of the glacial ice complimented by the clouds in the sky. This was one of those times when I realized that there would be a specific moment when the frame would open itself up. And when it did, had the satisfaction of this capture. Felt like I had discovered a secret passage through the glacial vault to treasure beyond.
Please do enlarge the image and view it on a large screen with a dark background and muted ambient lighting. Please do observe the texture of the ice, the hint of sunlight coming through, the ice peaks beyond pretending to be mountains and the sky dabbled with puffy clouds. And if you feel even a part of the awe I experienced then my efforts will have been well served.
Have a wonderful rest of the week. I will be off the virtual social grid for a couple of weeks as I connect with the Himalayas in Bhutan. Hope to bring back images to share from the "Happiest place on Earth".