Quebec City, QC, July 2011
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About these photos: We're winding down Thematic's white week, and by all accounts it's been a great one. If you've played along, please accept my thanks for your contribution - and if you're still wondering whether or not it's too late to jump in, rest assured it isn't. Click here to squeeze your shot in under the wire. And stay tuned Monday (tomorrow) night - at 7:00 Eastern - for our new theme, playing with light.The neat thing about water as a photographic subject is its ability to shift form. Left undisturbed, it can potentially be as clear as the surrounding air. But get it flowing just so, and set the camera this way or that, and everything changes. Use a long enough shutter speed - like I did in the smaller shot to the left, and you can almost feel the motion in the resulting still image.
This isn't the first time I've done the moving-water thing (click here, here and here for earlier examples) and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. There's just something about standing near flowing water that speaks of peace, that reinforces that all is right with the world, even if for only this moment.
Which makes finding more moments like this all the more important.
Your turn: Why do waterfalls, rapids and other fast-flowing stretches of water appeal to you?