Between hurricanes and snow storms hitting New York in the last week, I really needed a break from the mayhem and wanted to look back on some of the non-destructive wonders of nature. Kent Falls holds a special place in my heart because it was the planned location for my wedding ceremony. Two weeks before the big day, Kent Falls was closed because of storm damage (naturally!) and we quickly had to adjust our plans. We were lucky to find a beautiful lakeside location in Kent to hold the ceremony and dinner.
I took this shot a few months ago on a return visit to Kent. The light was pretty flat that day, so taking just the waterfall seemed boring to me. I was captivated by the boulders and the shadows they were producing. I remembered Rick Sammon saying on a workshop that shadows define and add depth to a scene. So I setup my tripod as low as possible and wasn't really happy with the angle, I needed to go even lower to get as close to the water as I could. I ended up propping my camera upside down to get it really low. This allowed me to get the rocks, the waterfall and the rich greens in the background to create some contrast and depth. I hope you enjoy it.