July 23, 2009 – Shannon Creek

Shannon Creek

Shannon Creek

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I know, I know, yesterday I promised that I’d put up a new picture from Snoqualmie Falls today. But… well… it got late, you see, because I was at this concert.. and.. well… there were a few good ones, and I ran out of time to decide which one to post. (Some of them have rainbows! Unfortunately, none of what are the best overall pictures do.. hmm.. dilemma.)

So instead, here’s a shot of Shannon Creek, which is near Squamish, British Columbia. There’s a nice little park where Shannon Falls is the star of the show (I’ll post a pic of those falls at some point too), but below the falls there’s a nice little path along Shannon Creek.

You’ll notice that most of the stuff in the foreground is pretty dark. Normally I would try to avoid that, because then it’s at risk of becoming wasted space. That’s one of my pet-peeves, an otherwise nice, interesting picture with a large area of non-interesting stuff. Like any rule, it’s made to be broken (minimalism can be dramatic), but if all the stuff in the foreground is too dark to make out, it can suck. Fortunately, in this image, the little spot of sunshine and the subtle green reflecting off the little pool bring out just enough of the foreground to serve as a soothing bit of calmness that I think contrasts nicely against all of the noisy stuff going on in the background (both the turbulent water and all of the thousands of individual leaves on the trees.)

I’ll see about following through with that Snoqualmie Falls pic tomorrow (because I know how excited you all are about it! Yeah, stop laughing.) but I have to pack tonight for my trip this weekend, so it may not happen. Hmm.

Map: http://bit.ly/hCop3

Notes: Canon PowerShot S500 (Point and shoot). 1/80s, f/3.2, ISO unknown.

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One Comment

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    Marie June 3, 2010

    the photo looks so real, i can hear the water streams flowing by

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