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This is an unusually long post, but I think there are some interesting photos to share. My contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Twice a year (March and November), the Pennsylvania DCNR holds a 2-day event where they release millions of gallons from Lake Noxamickon into the Tohickon Creek. It turns the otherwise mild-mannered Tohickon into a class 3 or 4 white-water waterway (try saying that a few time fast). Added interest was provided from our recent snowfall, providing a nice white backdrop.

The weather Sunday, cooperated spectacularly – it was sunny and bright. These were all shot in shutter priority at 1/500 or 1/1250 second with the Zeiss 16-70mm zoom. These shots were cropped to get you in on the action.

Evil eye – I’m not sure this guy was too happy with me photographing him going the wrong way. Note a large tree fell, blocking half the creek, forcing everyone to go left, right towards my spot.

 

Wheelie – I caught this guy coming over a small water fall in mid-air

 

Determination – This guy had quite the expression on his face.

 

Three’s company – These three were having a blast

 

don’t look now –
I could not have timed this on better. I think the expression on his face is priceless.

 

If you want to see Class 6 white-water, see this post from my blog, which includes a brief youtube video.

whitewater walk

 

tall

This is the side of the Cabin Run Covered Bridge. I’m standing in the creek bed on a summer day, so there’s very little water to contend with.

I am fortunate to have a half-dozen or so covered bridges within an hour’s drive, this one’s less than 30 minutes, so I visit it several times each year.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday

Cabin Run Covered Bridge

glowing

This is a computer heatsink.  I lit it with a blue LED light and I used a 1 second shutter with f16 aperture.

heat sink

foggy fire

I saw this creepy tree backlit by a bright light on a foggy night the I thought looked cool.

drippy

Back to the throes of winter.  An interesting shot captured after an ice storm a few years back. The birds didn’t even try to get some food.