Changes on the Clear Fork
|Fall Color on the Clear Fork|
One such area is a spot with some deep water under the trees on steep banks. I like the tunnel effect of the view here and have photographed it many times. What you see here for images are just a few of the shots I have taken there. I have to walk up the river to get here. I have a pair of Wellies and the river is usually a foot deep or less to get to this spot.
|Hint of Fall Color|
In addition to the trees, the water and river is always changing. Periods of high water and floods are always making the river different. Islands form, sand bars wash away and it is always changing.
This autumn I made a trip out here in October and got some early color change on the river. Then in Mid-November I went back and found the water had come up in the river and my Wellies were not going to be tall enough to get to the sandbar I wanted to photograph from. I went back home and traded from the boots to the hip waders. Wading up the river I found the water was up over my knee but with the hip waders I still had several more inches of wader. I got the top image in this post of the bright yellow color in the trees.
My hip waders were no longer tall enough. I would be in at least waist deep water (and I am 6'4" ). I was not going to be able to get the shot.
It is fun not knowing what will be next. I can only keep going out and finding what I find. It is part of the joy of landscape photography.