Circle of Spirituality by Adam Bykowski

Lake Falls in Matthiessen State Park is possibly the most magical, spiritual waterfall I have ever photographed. It is special and always blesses me with a wonderful spiritual feel to it. It inspires me to be religious in some way that I cannot explain.
The whirlpool is like God. He has no beginning and no end.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: Canon 24-70mm L
Filter: Heliopan thin circular polarizer

Below: The waterfall at Lake Katherine in Autmn in Palos Heights, Illinois.

I enjoy photography of all kinds. If it was how I supported my family financially, it would be a dream come true.

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    your beautiful image certainly conveys this and what a special capture!

  • Thanks dinghy.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • plsphoto
    plsphotoalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful image! Very nice capture.

  • Thanks for your nice compliment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 6 years ago

    magnificent capture great lighting, wonderful title.:)) k

  • The title just sort of hit me. Thanks for you great comment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36almost 6 years ago

    Adam,this is so beautiful! You are an absolutely fantastic photographer!

  • Thank you. (bowing) Thank you. (bowing some more) Thank you. (bowing again)

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 6 years ago

    This is great Adam!1 Even without the whirlpol, the waterfall capture is beautiful!! The whirlpool is just that added something!!

  • Thanks so much Barb. I was so happy to catch the whirlpool. It just topped off my day of shooting. One of my best shots of the day I think.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyealmost 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous view. Excellent insight and most excellent capture.

  • Thanks Kathy. You’re alright.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible shot, the lighting and composition are just superb!

  • Thank you for that wonderful compliment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Alistair35
    Alistair35almost 6 years ago

    stunning! looks like star trails

  • Never thought of it as star trails. Good insight. Thanks for the comment.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Heather.

    – Adam Bykowski

  • Rich Gale
    Rich Galealmost 6 years ago

    superbly composed image, I have a local water fall that I’ve been trying to capture recently but so far have not manged to get a decent composition, this image have given me some ideas Ill have to find a whirlpool!!!!.
    Great work very well done.

  • Thanks Rich. appreciate the comment. It is not an easy thing to find. The water has to flow in a certain way from a certain angle. You have to stare at the water leaving the falls a long time to catch the pattern of how where it is going, I wish you luck.

    – Adam Bykowski

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