(I think all pics will enlarge for a better view.)Some of you will remember this image of abandoned locks on a nearby river. Hubs and I visit it frequently when we're out on a leisurely drive. I took the above photo in October.
Notice the old concrete wall of the original locks. Sometimes the river is low enough that there are no falls and fisherman fish from the top on the concrete shaped disks you see under the water.
In this photo you see the part of the locks where the boats would have gone through to get down river. I stood at the corner of this walkway to take the above photo.
This was the scene that greeted us yesterday. Yes, very high flood waters. The water in the foreground is usually where we park. The steps up to the walkway are covered.
I stood at the top of a small hill to take this overview of the scene. I could have gotten closer but I didn't want to get too close to this raging river. The end of the walkway that you see is where I usually stand to look across the river and take my photos. This is the highest I've seen this river in the last three years.
Lots of flowing muddy water. I wanted to try a slower aperature speed to capture the flow of water and this was my first attempt. I think I like it but want to try some more attempts when I can get closer in a somewhat safer water environment.
This is one more slowed down. Not as crisp but the high midday sun wasn't helping my efforts and I really was too far away. I do like the abstract look of this one and that almost blue strip of water in the foreground.
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Hoping Mary won't object to my using the natural sepia tones of the last two shots I'm joining Sepia Scenes here.