We’ve had a few wonderful sunny and warm days. It is actually 81F inside of our home as I write this…but that’s just fine. The days are rapidly getting shorter and summer, even though still here, is coming to a close. I’m looking forward to autumn, but not the long dreary winter that is quite close now. But I’ll put that thought aside and reminisce about a more favorable time and continue to enjoy the summery warmth embracing me.
Time sure flows too quickly. It has now been almost four years since I made this composition. We were visiting our good friends Chris and Connie in Idaho for a few days in September when they offered to be our tour guides and show us a few spots in their new backyard. For early September the weather was getting a bit funky: warm, cold, foggy, snow dusting at medium elevation, rain, and then a bit more sunshine.
We followed a twisty road here and turned at a bend there, stopped along the river to admire the ripples heading to a larger river. Then continued on a bumpy dirt road to the trailhead. Our friends brought some fantastic snacks so we greatly enjoyed them before going on this short trail to a couple attractive waterfalls.
The upper waterfall on the same creek is called Shadow Falls. It isn’t big but is for sure charming. I studied it from various angles and chose this particular view after scrambling up just a bit.
Shadow Falls plunging into a shallow pool. | Idaho
I liked how the mossy cliff on the left leads to the waterfall, the fact that the pool is shallow, making the multi-toned rocks visible. The scene was overall very green and perhaps not so breathtaking as it could have been, at least from the color point of view. But did I think about these things while there? Not so much. I remember admiring the beauty of this little charmer, the experience of getting there with our friends, enjoying it with my wife. I simply then responded when I saw this vantage point.
I used my then Sony a900 digital camera and the 20mm wide angle lens to capture my vision. The image remained hidden in my files for quite some time before I was inspired by it again…and I immediately saw its potential in black and white. So here it is…I like it.
A big thank you to our friends!