In the Rapids at Sweetwater Creek

Bill Wetmore

Joined January 2010

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A few miles outside Atlanta Georgia, USA, you can find a beautiful wilderness and recreation area made up of creeks, and reservoir lakes, centered on the beautiful Sweetwater Creek, a Georgia state park. The popular creek for river kayaking features a large area of rapids where this InfraRed photo was made.

This region was an original home to North America’s Cherokee Indian tribe before the state of Georgia removed the native residents and distributed the land by lottery in 1827. This creek played an important roll in the US Civil War as home to New Manchester Mill which milled cotton for the Confederate army during the war, and was captured by the Union army as part of the Atlanta Campaign; the Mill was burned down by the Union army in 1864. The Ruins remain to this day, and will be shown in another photograph in my gallery soon.

To capture this scene, because of the relatively low water in early June 2016, I was able to climb out to this vantage point mid-creek to set up for the long exposure photo. This photo is as shot directly from the negative.

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Camera: 1961 Graflex Century Graphic 2×3 folder camera
Format: 120 roll film shot at 6×9 cm medium format
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Super Angulon 47mm f/8 wide angle lens
(equivalent to an 18mm lens for 35mm frame)
Filter: Cokin ILFORD SFX deep red filter 720nm
Film: ILFORD SFX 200 720nm InfraRed Sensitive 120 roll film
Manual Metadata: 200 ASA, f/22, 1 sec.

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The thumbnail doesn’t do the detail in this image justice, so I’m sharing a screenshot of a part of this photo at 30% of it’s full resolution, sufficient to get a better sense of the detail in this infrared photo:

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