Rushing Waters

Two days after the heavy rains with a nice layer of clouds to diffuse the light is usually the best time to photograph the creek. Here's one of today's efforts.

I photographed this same spot a few days later.

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View all photos taken: Wednesday, 4th June 2008, This photo: 12:46pm

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  • Panorama Paul said:
    Damn... this is sooo cool David!! It was a very similar shot that you posted a couple of months ago that brought me to your stream for the first time. Brilliant!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Paul :)
    We've had a lot of rain recently (two days ago we had 9 inches over about 36 hours). Where I was standing for this shot would have been in the middle of the floodwaters. Waiting a couple of days for it to subside a bit pays off (and as an added bonus, the water is no longer brown).
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Very nice David. Wish we had some of your rain down here.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Nice Dave! The rain has sure been good!
  • David de Groot said:
    Looks like we're about to get some more too - quite dark outside right now.
    Indeed it has - my water tanks are full again.
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Stunning Dave!
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    As usual...very nice work. I love the detail in the shadow areas.
  • Chris McGrigor said:
    Oh sir this is truly beautiful.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :) As usual the creek didn't disappoint.
    Thanks Warwick :)
    And only 1 min down the road from home too :)
  • -Bennie- said:
    top top photo Dave... Look how dyanmic and fast the creek ( ! river ! ) is! wow!
    Out of all the times you've been down here and taken photos of this spot, i love this one by far the most!
    Congrats! It looks bloodly awesome large!! and the original is even better! thanks!
  • David de Groot said:
    And I didn't even get eaten alive by mozzies or fall in the creek - bonus on both counts ;-)
  • pohuman said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Jon McManus said:
    It sounds like it's been very wet over there! Surprisingly, a lot of the waterfalls I've been to here in the UK haven't been running at full strength, because it hasn't actually rained much recently. The sun actually comes out from behind the clouds! It's weird. :)
  • MΛЯK said:
    Spectacular! I love these shots!
  • David de Groot said:
    England ? Not Wet ? What is the world coming to??? ;-)
    Thanks Mark - it's great around here after rain.
  • MARIOVIDEO said:
    Good. W alan parson' project
  • No Fixed Address / TJ said:
    Great photo David,
    My Compliments....
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, I dare say it is.
    Danke :) I've had some practice at it ;-)
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Stunning long exposure shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Stephen :)
  • benvan1 said:
    nice perspective too
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Very nice :D
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis handy being local and knowing when the creek levels are just right :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Plus it's a great place to chill out :D
  • David de Groot said:
    That's true - very relaxing.