“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s been quite sometime since I produced an abstract image. I went out shooting with a friend last Saturday and one of the places we visited was Cloghleagh Waterfalls near Naas in Co Kildare. I had visited this location in May and promised myself a return visit as it was such a beautiful spot. When we arrived we both headed in opposite directions as we will often do. I had been up since 5.30am and felt the need to sit down and have a spot of second breakfast at this stage. I chose a nice spot overlooking one of the many mini-falls along the river. As I sat there in the quiet I watched the morning sunshine peak through the heavy foliage of the trees above and dance across the turbulent water. The riverbed was made up of rich greens and golds which added to the picture forming in front of my eyes.
So I decided to see if I could capture the scene, not in a literal sense but more the spirit of the experience. I fitted my new 80mm lens and started to play around with compositions, camera positions and shutter speeds to see if I could do it justice. And this is the image that for me most closely resembled what it felt like to sit there that morning.