Morning at the Blind
Morning at the Blind

Plaisance Park has a large blind for viewing birdlife, and this was the view during our visit. Rather a mundane scene, but I liked the compositional arrangement of the water and distant hills.

Plaisance Boardwalk View
Plaisance Boardwalk View

A feature of the park is a large boardwalk above an area of water. This view emphasizes the horizontal striations of the trees, marshes and wind-blown water.

Plaisance Bicycle Trail View
Plaisance Bicycle Trail View

A bicycle trail provided a handy means for exploring part of the park. Here, my eye, was attracted by the pastel colours, horizontal layers, and the diagonals in the foreground.

Plaisance Waterfall at 1/13 sec
Plaisance Waterfall at 1/13 sec

Long exposures are often used with moving water. This view was taken at a fairly conventional 1/13 sec speed.

Plaisance Waterfall at 8 sec
Plaisance Waterfall at 8 sec

Super long exposures are not typically used on waterfall subjects, but I happened to have a 10 stop ND filter with me. This is an 8 sec exposure.

Up-River View at Plaisance
Up-River View at Plaisance

Taken near the bottom of the falls, this is a view upriver.

Hanging On for Dear Life
Hanging On for Dear Life

Trees are often found struggling for existence in inhospitible places, such as this poor fellow.

Three Amigos
Three Amigos

This was composed to emphasize the three plants, with the shape of the wave echoing that of the foreground and framing the plants, and with the yellow leaves set against the blue sky reflected in the water.

Morning at the Blind
Plaisance Boardwalk View
Plaisance Bicycle Trail View
Plaisance Waterfall at 1/13 sec
Plaisance Waterfall at 8 sec
Up-River View at Plaisance
Hanging On for Dear Life
Three Amigos
Morning at the Blind

Plaisance Park has a large blind for viewing birdlife, and this was the view during our visit. Rather a mundane scene, but I liked the compositional arrangement of the water and distant hills.

Plaisance Boardwalk View

A feature of the park is a large boardwalk above an area of water. This view emphasizes the horizontal striations of the trees, marshes and wind-blown water.

Plaisance Bicycle Trail View

A bicycle trail provided a handy means for exploring part of the park. Here, my eye, was attracted by the pastel colours, horizontal layers, and the diagonals in the foreground.

Plaisance Waterfall at 1/13 sec

Long exposures are often used with moving water. This view was taken at a fairly conventional 1/13 sec speed.

Plaisance Waterfall at 8 sec

Super long exposures are not typically used on waterfall subjects, but I happened to have a 10 stop ND filter with me. This is an 8 sec exposure.

Up-River View at Plaisance

Taken near the bottom of the falls, this is a view upriver.

Hanging On for Dear Life

Trees are often found struggling for existence in inhospitible places, such as this poor fellow.

Three Amigos

This was composed to emphasize the three plants, with the shape of the wave echoing that of the foreground and framing the plants, and with the yellow leaves set against the blue sky reflected in the water.

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