Rarely am I photographing water without having my mind blown. Today, spending a couple hours on the North Branch at the Cascades, was no exception.
Intense sunshine illuminates the stream bottom and the ripples form both shadows and surface textures. Add a layer of reflected light and magic happens.
The patterns are infinite and a slight move one way or another changes everything. Blue sky sneaks between brightly light tree tops adding to the reflected color palette.
And maybe best of all, even though it is not specifically related to the art of photography, I often stand in the water while I work!
The beauty of working a stream like this is the camera stops the motion in ways the eye cannot. I have an idea of what the result will be, but what actually shows up on the screen is often just beyond imagining.