Are those spruce at the left side of the creek? I think they might be, given the short needles. I can pick out blue spruce now and then, because of the color, but I suppose there are many varieties. The water’s lovely — it has the look of flowing ice, and I suspect it’s quite cold.
I didn’t look at those trees very closely, but I think they might be Grand Fir. The water in the streams in that vicinity are cold even in summer, but now there is a mix of recent snow melt in them. I had to ford a small stream that day and while my boots kept my feet dry, I cold feel the cold of the water right through them. It really felt good on my feet!
Hi Montucky, I love this photograph! I get cool just looking at it! It is quite steamy hot here in Carabelle, Florida at the moment as we had a thunderstorm this afternoon. Have a fine day tomorrow and a great holiday weekend!
When I got there Monday morning about 9AM it was cold enough to make me put on another layer of clothing before beginning my hike, and my hands got numb at the start of the hike. What differences ther are from one part of this country to the other!
I’ve been paying attention lately to the bluish cast of flowing water in the shade. Realistic painters have to remember to put that in, but as photographers all we have to do is take a picture in the shade and the blue is there automatically.
If you use a tripod already or are willing to use one, HDR is a way to deal with a scene that has both very bright and very dark areas. Some people push the technique for a realer-than-real look, but HDR can also be done realistically.