While on a what I thought to be a 4 mile walk, but turned out to be 5.5, I passed over where our canal drops into cedar draw – a local, natural-ish, stream that runs through filer and surrounding area before eventually falling into the snake river.
And ‘drop’ is a gentle way to put it, this time of year. More like two high powered jets of water, leaping a foot and a half away from the rock wall before tumbling to join the swirling eddies below.
This waterfall isn’t always like this – farmers control the level of cedar draw based on the amount of water in the canal, and how much is being used for irrigation.
So when I made it to the bridge, I reveled in the mist that was being blown away (it was 85 degrees today! I had no sunscreen on!), and I retrieved my camera from my pack.
It would figure that the sun was smack dab overhead when I shot this image. I wasn’t sure if I could get my shutter speed low enough to blur the water, without some sort of dimming filter on the lens, but I reckoned it couldn’t hurt to try.
Also, the longer I lingered there, the more I could avoid the heat.
I stayed solely for the photographic opportunities. Truth.
Anyway! I managed to get a shot I was really pleased with – the way the water comes out through the gate, it has a split in the top of the fall, which I knew I wanted to capture. Then when I got back home (finally!) I converted it to black and white, adjusted the contrast a tiny bit, and decided it looked pretty okay.