Every year I try to add one or two new paddling locations to my experience. This year, I wanted to spend time on one of the tributaries to the southern…
Perhaps what made the time pass so quickly, especially this summer, was burying my head in an all-consuming photography project.
After giving up that morning, I parked my kayak on a rock, caught my breath and put the failing moment into perspective. That moment was short because I was interrupted by the distant sound of laughing.
Muddy Branch Tributary - Lots of Rain Drops. OK, see … I can explain. It’s not that I was just photographing raindrops although technically there were raindrops being photographed. It’s…
Finally I reached the bottom of the hill where the drainage from the silt ponds flowed. I couldn’t get this vantage point from the drone. I just stood there as the story played out in front of me. A stream, Cabin Branch, flowed from my right to my left and it went from clear water to muddy muck. The silt ponds appeared to be failing or were overflowing - all that silt was running into the stream, clouding it up and running down hill to the county resevoir. I told myself, I guess I have my image - the clearing of the fields and forest had indeed impacted the water way.
Whenever I get stuck or whenever I think the light is gone, I turn around for a new view of things. Frequently the change of perspective works. You just have to be open enough to try a different view.