Earth Day hike in White Oak Canyon, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
I shot this image in the fading light. The sun was close to setting and the canyon wall was catching some really warm light and bouncing it into these cascades. I got in the water to get the best angle on this image.
I also liked the vertical composition as well. I decreased my shutter speed on this one to record a little more clarity in the flowing water.
I shot this small waterfall in the upper section of the canyon a bit earlier in the afternoon. The light was dappled and I waited for it to be partially obscured by the passing clouds. The soft light added a nice touch of highlights to the foliage without being too bright to balance the rest of the scene.
I am always on the lookout for abstract designs. When I found this small band of cross bedding I knew I had to get the shot. This was a little tricky getting down to as I had to cross the stream and down climb a series of slick cascades to get the right perspective on the image. I got fairly soaking wet and almost fell hard a few times.