I remember very vividly taking this image. I was driving up the road, to my right was a mountain and to my left was the Ellis River. I could not see the river so every now and then I would stop and walk off the road over the small ridge that hid the river to check the foliage.
I came upon this area with the foliage a wonderful yellow with a splash or red overhanging from the bank.
The rapids were not great but the light was spectacular; the water glowed the yellow color of the foliage. I hopped my way out into the middle of the river and settled in on a large boulder, similar to the two in the image.
I set my tripod into the water in front of me and framed up my shot. I wanted to keep the sky out of the image because it was slightly overcast and just ugly. The two boulders help to pull your attention downstream around the rivers bend.
I set a long shutter of 30 seconds and took a few images while laying on the boulder simply breathing deeply and taking in everything around me.
I took a few other images on this river but none drew me in quite like this one does. I will post another shot from the same section of the river below.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Autumn on the Ellis! Keep an eye on the blog, I am posting something new every week now!