'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!