Cascade through Old Man’s Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, OH 2013
For more Black and White falling water, I go to this misty image of a hard flowing cascade through Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park http://www.hockinghills.com. Standing just past the safety barrier (don’t try this at home) to get the best composition, I held the tripod still on the slippery rocks as the thunderous water rushed past me and the rain fell.
Lucky to not lose any equipment (or my life), when you have the rare opportunity to find yourself in a special place like this, you have to make the most of it.
Additional images of this, and of surrounding areas, can be found at http://www.barrystevengreff.com in the Portfolio entitled Magical Midwest.
Granite Flow, Boulder, CO 2008
The image above was created at Boulder Falls, outside Boulder, CO during a light rain. The overcast weather created muted light to enable a tripod-assisted long exposure. The light rain accented the gray granite rocks through which the water cascaded.
After catastrophic flooding in and around the Boulder, CO area recently, the re-building efforts are taking place. The rising water destroyed homes, roads and communities in areas that serve as gateways to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Anyone wishing to help can do so at: http://rdcrss.org/1993W8e .
Waiting Driver, NYC, NY 2013
Lines, South Street Seaport, NYC, NY 2013
The Plaza, NYC, NY 2013
Walking 5th Avenue, NYC, NY 2013
It’s been a long time since my boys and I used to hang out in the city as kids. From Elmont we would walk to the Arnold Palmer’s Dry Cleaners and catch a bus to the train station. Change at Jamaica and next stop, the Big Apple. Now, some of them live in the City and I have visited many times over the years.
During those visits I always try to bring back images of New York City.. as I see it. Here are a few I created while in Manhattan for my Gallery Exhibition.
Never Forget, 911 Memorial, NYC 2103
Waterfall, 911 Memorial, NYC 2013
To Heaven, Tower One, World Trade Center, NYC 2013
Having visited the 911 Memorial after my NYC Gallery exhibition, I can attest to the beauty, serenity and reverence one feels at the location. The landscape images of the Memorial show how the beautiful waterfalls cascade into the exact footprints where the buildings stood.
The image of the new Tower One reaching into the heavens… speaks for itself. Lest we never forget.
Three Horses in Snow, Colorado 2010
Three Horses grazing after an unexpected, brief summer snow in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. A scene like this called for Black and White. The composition of the horses within the frame and their respective poses are what make the image. Watching for head, leg and tail movement all go into the final image. Including some grass on the bottom frames the scene.
Ok, so the original lyric was about Rock and Roll… and I like that too.
Sunset Mountain, Winter Park, CO 2007
In contrast to my last post, other sunsets are spectacular. Case in point, we were driving to Winter Park from Denver a few years back and looking for the condo we were going to stay in for a few days. It was getting close to sunset and as a photographer who loves shooting landscapes, the last place you want to be when the sun is setting…is in a car.
We finally located the place and I ran inside to check the view (which is my primary requisite for any vacation rental) and there, through the wall of windows, I saw the scene above. I barely had time to grab my tripod and set up to shoot the scene when the beautiful sunset light was gone. I did manage to get off a few great captures in the brief moments I had before the light disappeared.
Moral of the story, even in photography (maybe especially in photography)…timing is everything.