Friday, May 15, 2009

Rushing Water

I managed to get many good pictures during the last trip to Cerok Tokun. The morning sunlight after a heavy downpour was soft enough, and so was the scenery that looked very clean and clear.

There was no giant waterfall around, instead I noticed that water was rushing down from everywhere along the hiking trail. This was not the normal look during my usual visit.

The fall in the first picture was found hiding behind the bush. I tried to play with the shutter speed for a softer look of flowing water. The fern was lively wet and green beside the splashing water. The water was rushing, but not me.

This second one has obviously showed the power of heavy downpour. I kept the fern in the background, I mean, to show there were abundance of them in the hillside like Cerok Tokun. Not to forget about mosses which were visible on the wall. I always tried to have a close up of these mosses, hoping for some wonder to match those found in WiseAcre Garden, anyhow they had never turned out to be my gold mine.

I managed to get the last shot when this water finally reached the foot of Cerok Tokun. There was no change in the momentum before a bent, where it slowed down a little and joined with others to form a small river.

This was my first time to see vibrant flows of water all over this place. A rainy morning, a new experience. Unforgettable.

10 comments:

Ratty said...

This is very similar to my experiences of today. We had a huge rain storm here last night, and my favorite nature park was flowing with water all over. No waterfalls, but the dam was overflowing.

Icy BC said...

Goodness, I can feel the power of those rushing waterfalls..Absolutely stunning!

betchai said...

love that first picture, the fern just looks so vibrant and brilliant green. the joy of rain brings power to the running water.

Mei Teng said...

I have not successfully photographed waterfalls...yet.

roentarre said...

The water flow looks soooo good. You could even make the long exposure even longer to make silky water flow.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I'm mesmerized by the first photo. The earth, warm colors and water is just stunning. Great shots.

rainfield61 said...

Ratty:> a huge rain storm sounds not friendly. Usually there will be fallen trees then.

Icy BC:> It is even more stunning if you can join me in the hike.

betchai:> Ferns are found all over this place. I have taken many beautiful shots.

rainfield61 said...

Mei Teng:> There are many waterfalls around. You'll get wonderful some very soon. I'll bet you.

roentarre:> I have learnt from you on the skill to shoot at waterfall. It helps.

Poetic Shuuterbug:> This is the tropical look, and it looks similar now at the other side of hemisphere.

WiseAcre said...

Nice pic of the falls.
I love how things seem to grow out of rock like in the first pic.

Those channels almost look like someone cut them into the rock they're so straight and narrow.

The Retired One said...

I love any of the moving water pictures! And the green is so bright!