Growing up in the eatly sixties on Granville Road in Southwick we would ride our bikes the 5 miles or so to the Granville Gorge. The uphill ride was hot and tough, but we were rewarded with the ice cold waters and pristine pools of nature at her best. Then, it was a long coast downhill as we made our way home. Later, when our own kids were young, Lynne and I would take them to the gorge to cool off on hot summer days. Sometimes we would carry them across and hike up to the fire road on the north side. It was a difficult climb followed by an easy walk all the way to the Westfield Water Works dam in Granville.
I’m still learning to use my new Canon EOS that Lynne gave me as a retirement gift. Today I decided to play around with the shutter speed priority mode which is cool for shooting moving water. What better place to find moving water than the Granville Gorge. I knew I’d be shooting at 1/15 of a second or slower, so I packed my tripod and cable release along with a couple of lenses and assorted filters.