Have you ever had a subject or location that you’ve tried to shoot but never got quite what you wanted? Well this spot has been my white whale for the better part of the last year. I’ve made the 90 minute drive to Stoney Creek at least five times in the last six months trying to get a shot of these falls that I liked. Either the wind was roaring, the water flow was too weak or it started to rain…it was always something. Saturday I found out from fellow local photographer Gina Minton Kearns that the road to the falls was once again open so I made the decision to try again Sunday morning. Conditions were near perfect and I tried to make the best of the opportunity. I spent nearly 30 minutes shooting as many compositions as I could before the sun began to peak over the mountainside and light the top of the falls.
Once the window had closed on this spot I moved on to the two other large falls along the river but those are for another day!