"Intimate Moment"  © Thomas Welborn
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(@pamelabole) Pamela Bole said:June 22nd, 2015 (10:57am) PDT
Love that you made this shot "your own"! Beautiful capture. Sometimes "progress" is not good. Glad you have your wonderful memories!
@thomaswelborn replied: Thanks Pamela! It is kind of like the icons of the American Southwest; difficult to shoot it without the end result looking like everyone who came before me. Yeah, some fond memories as a young man remain.
(@pamster) Pamela Webster said:June 21st, 2015 (1:41pm) PDT
Beautiful...and your descriptions are as enjoyable as your images!
@thomaswelborn replied: Thank you very much Pamela for the really kind words :)
(@Marthe) marthe said:June 21st, 2015 (6:36am) PDT
Splendid shot and great text!
@thomaswelborn replied: Thanks so much Marthe! Glad you enjoyed both :)
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:June 21st, 2015 (5:37am) PDT
love the tones and light..beautiful nice to see on this Sunday morning
@thomaswelborn replied: Thanks so very much Ramona :)))

Thomas Welborn

'The fantasy of forever is but a short lived dream'

This was our first morning shoot of a 3 day trip to this area. The sky was overcast and it was raining lightly off and on but Tom Crews and I persevered knowing the crowds of people would arrive before too long. The night before, my camp was flooded by intense thunderstorms and torrential rain, so the falls was running in all of its splendor.

When I was a young man back in the 1970's, friends and I would come down here to swim and ride the falls. You could climb to the top, then wade out into Honey Creek and ride the falls over the edge plunging 77 feet down into the pool below. Now there is a concession stand, lifeguards, and a concrete walkway with railing that crosses the pool and partially blocks the flow of the stream. Thousands visit this place on a weekly basis to mostly swim and have fun but there was a time not that long ago when this area was undeveloped and still somewhat pristine. Progress in the pursuit of the almighty dollar I suppose.


This is a tight composition of Turner Falls. I have seen many images of this place showing it in all of its splendor but I was tired of seeing these types of 'representational' images, so I wanted to create something more intimate. Hope you enjoy and all have a great weekend!

Uploaded: Jun 20th, 2015 (8:24pm)
Category: Landscape
Camera: Nikon D700
Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 0.4 sec
ISO: 100

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