Down Jordan Stream

The temperature was slightly above freezing causing the local streams to flow due to snow melt. My freshly minted snowshoe tracks were the only ones along Jordan Stream in Acadia National Park. I'm guessing no one had been here in the past couple of weeks. I've been up and down this stream dozens of times, however today with the snow stacked on the rocks the stream looked like a new scene for me to photograph. I spotted this down-stream angle and remembered when I was on a workshop with Bill Fortney and heard him say that shooting looking down a stream can but just as effective as shooting upstream. So I jammed my tripod legs into two feet of snow a few times until the composition felt right and snapped about three shots. The water flow over the rocks always varies slightly, so I like to have a couple shots to choose from. To learn how to create images like these, join one of our photo workshops in Acadia National Park.


Jordan Stream, Acadia National Park, Maine


EXIF data: Nikon D800, 24-70mm @ 32mm, f/18, 2 secs, ISO 100, 2/22/14, 4:11 PM