06-28-14 The mill ruins at Sweetwater Creek State Park. With the fence protecting the ruins from vandalism, it is tricky to get a good shot.
06-28-14 Another view of the mill ruins from the opposite end of the remaining structure.
06-28-14 One last picture of the mill runs before I headed down to use my tripod on the Sweetwater Creek rapids.
06-14-14 The Sweetwater Creek rapids were gorgeous and the perfect venue to begin exploration in shutter speed. Stats: 1/2000 sec @ f/8.0 ISO 400
06-14-14 The varying textures in the water caught my attention. It was a great opportunity to begin playing with shutter speed so I may start to undersand how to capture water & "moving" shots.
06-28-14 A downstream view of the Sweetwater Creek rapids.
06-28-14 With my new tripod I was able to get some flow in the rapids.
06-28-14 At 1/30 sec shutter speed I seemed to capture the balance between flow and blur. The capture at 1/20 sec shutter speed was blurry & frothy.
06-28-14 A work-in-progress: learning to take pictures with my new tripod in slow shutter speeds to capture water flow.
06-14-14 The mighty blue heron returns to his hunting perch within the rapids after enjoying a catch.
06-14-14 The grass blooms were a challenge to capture as my lens would not focus on them. With patience and sweet talk, finally one of the blooms lit by the afternoon light came forth for me.
06-14-14 Sweet flowers graced a pool on the side of the creek