West Canada Morning

West Canada Creek, Hinckley Reservoir
Haiku

Bursts of Color

The moon bids farewell
Mother Nature's show begins
Dawn bursts in color

Standing at the end of the boat launch capturing the last light of the full moon serenity washed over me. The calming sounds of water flowing always have that affect on me. And then I turned around… Eos, the Dawn, was waking up.

Colors. Wonderful morning colors were filling the horizon. Serenity was now replaced with an urge to capture this goddess who ushers in the day. The recent storms must have caused havoc with the creek as a maintenance barge was parked behind me. I’m a sucker for a reflection as well as a silhouette. Bonus points for this one!

Maintenance
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mmm f/4, 15s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200

What’s next? Ah, the spillway (dam) at Hinckley Reservoir. It has been a long time since I have seen water flowing over the spillway. That will be my next stop. The interesting dilemma is how to capture the view. I park near a bridge over the West Canada and walk the length looking for the best view. It freaks me out slightly as the water is not far from the bottom of the bridge. It didn’t appear to be moving this fast as I was standing next it capturing the moon but now I feel the power of the flow. Incredible!

At the very opposite end of the bridge I find the view I wanted to capture. The trees lining the banks of the creek create a funnel for the sound of the water rushing over the spillway. I stand and listen for a few minutes. Other sounds of the morning have vanished, the water is all I hear. I can feel it following the water down the creek.

Over the Top
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mmm f/4, 3.2s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 200

One more stop before I’m done with the dawn. I walk from my spot on the bridge toward the spillway itself. The access road allows me to get quite close. I would have preferred to find a spot with out the fencing. Not much choice. Being this close the spillway hides most of the colors on the horizon. I thought of hopping the concrete barrier and going to the water’s edge for a better view, but no, that is me even though I’m sure there is no one else around. I settle for this one…

Let it Flow
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mmm f/4, 2s, 13mm, f/11, ISO 200

My task complete I walk back to the car for the drive back home. It was a good morning!

3 responses to “West Canada Morning

  1. I was waiting hopefully and patiently for your haiku to return: thought maybe you dropped your notebook in the lake. 🙂 I enjoyed all of your words, and the images are amazing, as usual. The first one really speaks to me; definitely poetry in it…

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