Thursday, October 20, 2011

Downstream Parabolas and Quadratic Equations

Kaaterskill Creek Cascade
Palenville, NY
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

There's more to photographing a cascade than meets the eye. The forces and mathematical properties of gravity do their work in the shapes of abundant natural parabolas. Yes quadratic equations come to play down a creek stream and prove their equations under the scrutiny of a slow shutter speed.

Now there's an interesting thought to ponder. We see better when we choose to slow down. There are many things in life you can't see without stopping to enjoy them. As a photographer bent on capturing nature, shutter speed and a tripod are my best friends. Time is not a hindrance but something that requires patience so that I can enjoy what life is trying to teach me. Quadratic equations unfold with just a turn of a dial and patience.

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