Desktop Calendar | November 2009

Here in the Midwest it has been a wet and dreary fall thus far. There have been moments of nice light and sunshine, but mostly a lot of foggy, cool, and wet days. I haven't been out shooting as much as I would like this fall, and the foggy and wet still make for interesting images, so I have no excuse.

I did, however, make it out for one awesome Saturday assisting David Vernon's Landscape Photography Class from the Peoria Art Guild. We took a group of eager photographers along with some friends of ours, Bill and Tim, up to Matthiessen State Park - a favorite shooting locale for both David and I. And while the wet forced us to get up to our knees to wade through streams to get inside the canyons, I must say it was 100% worth it and all that wetness made for some excellent waterfalls in the canyons up there. I will have more images to post later on our trip and my review of the Nikkor 10-24mm lens I used on that outing, but for November, I am sharing one of my favorites from the day.

This is Cascade Falls inside the "Wishing Well" at Mattheissen State Park in Illinois. The light was dancing in and out from the cloud cover and for a brief moment I got a really nice balance of interesting light on the waterfall during a long exposure. I really enjoy this angle and I hope you enjoy it too all November long. I got a little wet so you all could enjoy this from the dryness of your desk or lap. =)

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