“The river moved so swiftly and yet it had no purpose other than to flow, just flow.”
― Gioconda Belli
During a recent backcountry drive, I tried to retrace my route to a little gem of a park I found a few years back. There is no road sign identifying the park, just an unmarked road that leads to a beautiful groomed park on the shores of Papineau Creek, near Maynooth, Ontario.
Just before the creek enters the park area, it flows through a short set of rapids. On a hot summer day this was a nice spot to stop and cool down by the water, make some photos, and just enjoy the refreshing sound of the water as it gurgles over the rocks.
It was quite a bright day and without a neutral density filter, it look a bit of effort to get my shutter speed down enough to soften the flow of the water. I used strategic timing of passing clouds to finally get the results I was after, keeping the rocks nice and sharp and highlighting the movement of the water.
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 110 mm
1 sec, f/32.0, ISO 125