Wonderful Waterfalls

Spring waterfalls are surely one of Mother Nature’s beautiful gifts. Leading photo weekends in the Catskills of New York State, I’ve spent a lot of time shooting them. The first waterfall in this series however, was shot in the Delaware Water Gap area of Pennsylvania, in early spring. I had been there before but bright sun made getting a good image impossible. This time the sky was overcast so I headed straight to this spot when we arrived and the lighting worked out much better. The remaining images, from the Catskills display this year’s abundant spring rain. I had never seen these falls carry such a huge amount of water before and can still hear the roar when I look at the photos. Waterfalls are ever-changing wonders and it’s fun to see how different they can look with each visit!

Deer Leap Falls
‘Deer Leap Falls’ © Denise Bush
Roaring Kill in Spring
‘Roaring Kill in Spring’ © Denise Bush
Top Of The Falls
‘Top Of The Falls’ © Denise Bush
Spring At Bastion Falls
‘Spring At Bastion Falls’ © Denise Bush

MACRO Magic!

On a recent trip to photograph some old farms, some branches caught my eye. I was attracted to the way rain drops clinged to them … all in a row. So, after shooting the buildings for a while I decided to attach my 100mm macro lens and play with the branches before they dried. Facing the sun provided a result that surprised me. Like magic, each droplet displayed its own little starburst against a pleasing bokeh background. I was glad I decided to take a break shooting what I thought I had come for, and it reminded me to always look beyond my expectations.

I will be co-presenting a fun, hands-on workshop, MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY & The Natural World. The workshop will be held in Vincentown, NJ on June 21 and there will be a field workshop to photograph wildflowers on the 22nd. For details go to http://www.pinelandsphotographyschool.com

'Backlit Droplets'  © Denise Bush  (click to see larger)
‘Back-lit Droplets’ © Denise Bush (click to see larger)