Summer Photography Blog

Wild Cat Falls

Wild Cat Falls

Summer Photography Blog

Summer Photography does not necessarily mean that good weather equals good photographs: a bright day equals shadows and high contrast shots. I do my best to photograph early in the morning before the sun actually rises or in the evening just as the sun starts to set.

I have learned over the years where the hidden photographic treasures are: such as enclosed areas with beautiful fern grottos and waterfalls. The tourists are unaware of these areas and I can take my time in these hidden caverns. I can take advantage of the beautiful diffused light. No summer haze brought by smog from the nearby urban areas in here. I look for the small things to photograph that often are forgotten in the other seasons.

The different light levels, from bright to dark, are created solely by diffused light reaching deeper and deeper into the canyon. As the light gets lower into the canyon it gets both weaker and more colorful until, at the very bottom it turns into a deep reddish glow.