Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Moulton Falls, Version 2

So this is the other Moulton Falls photo, which was taken after our first snowfall. We got several inches, and so I headed out to Moulton Falls mid-morning thinking that the roads would be cleared. The driving was still pretty slow because Lucia Falls Rd. runs along the river so it's damp and shady. And even though the elevation is rising as you drive, for some reason (which I still can't figure out) the snow cover got lighter and lighter. And once I got to the falls there was hardly any snow on the ground! Still, the morning light was really nice. I've tried photographing here in the fall and the morning light is harsh and the fall color not great. This light was really ideal. Soft and clear. I love the glacial blue water on this day, and the softer, more painterly light. I redid the trip after our second snowfall because I heard that the snow was heaviest in this area, and because I didn't like where I had placed the little foreground tree. I thought it intersected awkwardly with the bridge. So when I went back on the snowy day, I moved further to the right (which required that I literally be a tree-hugger to get the composition for the snowier version). Now I'm not sure which composition I prefer. 

5 comments:

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Both beautiful and wonderful captures!

monique carnat said...

très belle image aussi, une ambiance différente et le pont semble tout à coup bien plus haut * le bleu laiteux de la rivière très beau !

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I like the composition of version 1, but the colour and light in version 2. Toss a coin!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

You have a crabbing boat? How cool is that!! (Sorry, was reading your earlier post). Like John said, it really is a coin toss. I like the snow on the branches in #1 but the water color in #2. And why you would have less snow as you gain elevation is a real head-scratcher!

Ida said...

This is lovely and the color of the water is so pretty. I think though that my favorite would be the snowier shot.