Low Force - Tributary Falls by Harry Purves

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After a setting out on a 2 hour trip to Teesdale County Durham in the rain it seemed unlikely that our trip would provide much to photograph. So here is a shot taken on the river Tees at a spot called low force. There couldn’t be a less apt name for the set of water falls we encountered. Engorged with rain for the last couple of days and nights the falls were very fast and powerful, and the river was filled with rapids. However, the only issue was the spray which required much lens cleaning to enable sharp focused images to be captured. Foolishly I tried to produce a couple of of Panos, but common sense was not in abundance that day and the moving water, being as described "moving, was to prove that a Pano was the wrong choice of technique and a wide angle lens was the best option. Still, here are a couple of frames from the day.

Canon 450D
Canon 18-55mm lens
1/4 second f/11 ISO-100

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Many thanks Ann.

    – Harry Purves

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