Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moonbow Lower Falls





At Lunch: paddled out to Sandpiper Beach to see how high High Water has gotten...a little less than last year, I'd say....sat, for just a moment, by the Path...one glance at Mosquitoes covering my pants legs sent me back to Last Chance...sunny blueblue day, hot...after Work: took the moonbow camera set up out front...Bow down at the Cascades again...back in the Cabin, made one more try to see if the waterproof camera can take a time exposure....months ago, pushing the buttons, I happened on a menu, with a selection for time exposure...didn't give it much thought, but noted it would be helpful for Moonbows at Lower Falls...so much Spray thereabout, one needs a waterproof camera!...but I lost the menu, and I have looked many times!!!...so I sat on the bunk, and fiddled with the buttons one more time, and by some luck, Providence smiling, I found the menu again!!...checked it outside, and, it worked, though Falls from hereabout too far away...but off to Lower Falls...a crowd thereabout at the View Bridge...noisy too...dont know what all the laughing was about, but imagine it was the Spray...had Rain Jacket on my own self...and out in the Bridge, it was Wind and Spray...pics looked a lot like the ones I took a long while ago with the 12x, but this time there was a big distinct Moonbow that everyone could see arching over the Creek...to the eye, it is a variegated grey...very cool....dont know how the other photogs did...saw a lot of red ring lenses getting wet!....back at the Cabin, in the photo editor, I pushed the brightness(contrast!!...brightness I didn't move...that's what the camera took on auto...I..I really didn't do much, but click the shutter, and try and keep the little porthole lens dry!!) almost all the way to the right (the bar gauge), and made the pic up...monitor on the desktop, that I worked with, is different than the laptop, where pic is darker...well, it is dark!....but it is close to what one actually sees...it's dark and loud and awesome to be on the View Bridge at Night at High Water!!...

1 comment:

Nature ID (Katie) said...

I love your captures of the moonbows. The first time I ever saw a photograph of one was from Yosemite Falls taken by one of Ansel Adams' contemporaries Edward Weston.