Here are the final two from my time at the falls on Monday.
I had scouted this spot on Sunday after the sun had risen too high and created strong contrasts. A mix of bright sun and deep shadows isn’t what I like in locations like this so I just checked things out for the following day. Overcast worked much better.
The first thing one would notice at this particular time was a gathering of ice cakes floating on the water by a cascade I wanted to shoot. I don’t look for swirls in water images, but will occasionally make an image with one. The cakes were non-stop motion, so I lined them up with my cascade.
My main interest here was the cascade with icicles and I tried to eliminate as much of the distracting swirl as possible while still maintaining a good composition with the elements that interested me.
Although this weekend is starting to not look like the Nor’easter originally forecast for us, the Mid-Atlantic seems the place to be for that, we may get some fluffy stuff. We’ll see. If not, there will be ice.