As I walk along the waterlogged path, I hear the thundering sound of the falls. It is clear that the recent rain, albeit relatively light and short-lived, has served to significantly increase the volume of water making its way down to Loch Sligachan. The sky overhead is cloudy but there is a reasonable degree of light, so I set to work – my camera mounted on the tripod. I continue to experiment with double exposure images, taken in camera, using a slower shutter speeds for the first shot and as fast as my camera can muster for the second. I find that these images give a much better sense of depth and luminosity. The water is moving at a much faster pace than my previous visits providing me with different opportunities to capture the shape of water. I am attracted by the colours in the rocks beneath, saturated by the cloudy skies.
In the second part of the shoot, I continue to work on double exposures but take my camera off the tripod.
The eagle-eyed among you may realise that I have changed the crop on my images from square to 10 x 8 format. I think this change better allows me to include the context of the water and looks more aesthetically pleasing.
Generally speaking, I think the later shots are more successful, giving an ethereal feel, and a dream-like quality to the images and the surface of the water.
On the whole I am pleased with these images and feel that they add a different dimension to the collection thus far.