The movement of the water changes constantly, given what lies below it (ie. boulders), or above it (waves and reflections). The resulting images are very intriguing to viewers, as they are drawn into the initial scene, and then captivated as they explore the movement through the image.
This image was captured just above a small rapids in October on the Manitowish River near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. The gold is from the reflection of the shoreline trees, ever colorful in their autumn cloak.
Captured later in the afternoon, the sunlight was enough to accent the water without being visually commanding.
The swirling motion of the water was created by an underwater rock, located just below the surface to not be visible, yet affect the movement above.
As you view this image, what captures your attention first? The larger swirls in the upper section as they migrate though the image? Have you found yourself now exploring the curving lines coming in from the left and the bottom, and those existing to the right.
I actually took a number of scenic images of the shoreline and water earlier in the morning, returning in the later afternoon to capture the reflections. I’m glad I did!
File ID: PHP_IMG_139933; 1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, with a Canon 1.4 X III teleconverter, focal length 280mm, ISO 50, 4 seconds, f/36, spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay, developed in Lightroom.