Early Morning At Bond Falls
We had scouted this area out the day before and the image you see before you was the one idea that kept sanding out in my mind.
From the bridge, I knew if I could talk myself into wading out into the chilly river I’d likely have a really sweet view of the falls with flowers on each side and the little connector stream in the middle.
I almost shot it the first evening we scouted, but tried another spot instead. Kind of glad I waited, because the next morning was cold enough for a little “steam” to float off the water and give the dreamy effect you see in the photo.
The tricky part was wading out into the river with expensive camera gear over my shoulder, constantly reminding me not to slip! In fact, I almost didn’t even try it, since some of the other areas were REALLY slick. However, little by little, step by step, I waded out till I was mid-thigh deep and situated behind a large boulder that was sticking a few inches out of the water.
Soon, the cold water and slippery rocks were forgotten and I was shooting like crazy. I captured several different compositions and took a LOT of each. Why? The rising steam and blowing flowers. I had to wait between gusts of wind (generated by the falls) so the flowers would be acceptably sharp, and I ALSO wanted to make sure I got just the right amount of mist. Of the 100+ shots that morning, this was the one in the sweet spot.
Scary part? It was one of my last shots!
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I currently sell individual prints only. Each image is custom printed in house by me on our commercial grade inkjet printer. Each print is individually inspected and carefully packaged for shipment.
Please note that if you'd like another type of print (canvas for example) or another frame style, we can certainly accommodate you, just use the contact us page and we'll customize the artwork to make it perfect for your home.
(Note - we are no longer offering framed prints. The potential for damage in transit was very high and the shipping for large framed prints was outrageous, sometimes costing over $100 for larger pieces. Additionally, we've found our clients seem happier when they can work with their own local framing shop.)
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We are now offering quantity discounts if you are interested in two or more pieces. Simply contact me with the sizes and names of the images you are interested in and I will be happy to get you a quote. The more pieces you order, the better the discount.
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