Adirondack Photography: Dawn Over the West Canada Creek, Adirondack Park, New York

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Dawn Over the West Canada Creek

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Since this is the third winter image of the West Canada Creek that I have posted here, you might have guessed that it's one of my favorite locations to visit. The West Canada Creek crosses some of the most wild and remote and beautiful sections of the Adirondacks. It is also very beautiful itself, and takes on many different personalities as it winds its way through the wilderness. Here, it is wide calm inviting you to put in a canoe. But, just above and below this area, the creek is a raging torrent that would destroy you and your boat if you dare to venture too far.

As I mentioned before, I love to photograph in the early morning light. It has a special character of its own. If you happen to make your photograph in the indirect light before dawn (such as in this photo), the cool blue light will prevail on your film unless corrected with filtration. I personally love the effect that the color has on the mood of the photo. The cool color matches the -10 F temperatures that were numbing my fingertips and toes while I waited for just the right moment to create a meaningful image.

For the Shutterbugs:

"West Canada Creek" was created with my Hasselblad 500CM camera, and 50mm lens, Bogen 3021 tripod: f22 for 4s. Film - Fuji Velvia (RVP), ISO 50. No Filtration. Cable release to reduce vibrations and make exposure easier with mittens on.

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