Sometimes it’s a feeling. Sometimes it’s an assumption, and sometimes my phone says so. That was definitely the case early this Sunday morning. According to the TPE, sunrise this morning was supposed to be on fire. Having decided on this trip at 4:45 a.m. m., I did not have much time for faraway trips. What a perfect opportunity to truck down the road to Cline Falls. Quick 5 minute drive and an even quicker walk from the road to the falls. After all. It’s been at least a year since I visited this place. Perfect location for a last minute decision session.
It’s time to assemble the team. Clocks running! Screwing! I slap the 14-24, grab the tripod and hit it! After a very brief trip to the falls, I already began to see the magic unfold. Full of excitement, because this is the kind of shit that turns me on. I could tell I was in for a colorful sunrise, if only I could just get my ass over to the falls, find a place to set up shop, and get ready for the light show. .
parked Tripod in hand, “Damn, this tripod is one heavy bastard!” Camera in hand, “Damn, I forgot my neck strap!” Camera in another hand. This is one way to start a photographic journey. However, he was going to capture this light one way or another. Lucky for me, with no hands free, I’m going to slide down Little Rock canyon to the falls because sitting on top where it’s reasonable to shoot is not for this jerk.
Well, I’m here with time to spare. Down I go! Luckily for me, the water was low at the first crossing and passing was very easy. After some skilful and calculated rock climbing without my two hands. I would have had my photo taken for more media entertainment for this blog, but I already had my hands full. I’m sure you understand. I arrived at the place. Some early morning mossy wet rock hopping over the heavy rapids was definitely game for which I was willing to use the unbalanced weight of the tripod in one hand and the expensive camera in the other.
Success is the first word that comes to mind as I rest on the final shooting location just before dawn. Oh! Did I mention it was still dry? Yes! I was on my A game this morning. Never mind, it all becomes real as I prepare for 10 minutes of wonderfully glorious photography. The emotion of this moment is the biggest part of why I get up and do what I do. Enjoy your day my beautiful people.