Just a few minutes’ drive from the cabin is the trail head for Little Zig Zag Falls. It’s probably our number one spot for taking visitors to the cabin because it is only a half-mile hike along a picturess river with a huge pay off at the end – the falls! Most of the time we never see anyone else on the trail and never get bored watching the cascading water drop 40′ off the tiered rocks.
The shot was done on a tripod with an aperture of f/22 for maximum depth of field and an exposure of almost two seconds. I love the effect of soft moving water, and that I can tinker with my length of exposure right there on the spot with my digital camera until I get exactly what I want. For years I hand-held shots of moving water and never really invested the time in learning how to shoot on a tripod. Once you start doing it and experiment with your camera, you will be amazed what you can do!
Last night Trevor and I went to a calm yoga class at my favorite place Imagine Yoga Studio. The owner, Laura, is so gracious in allowing me to bring him to adult classes even though his focus is still evolving. I started my own practice this past January in hopes that it would help me avoid knee surgery. Within a few months all pain was gone and I am now a devoted yogi. Kelly also does yoga at our local gym, so you could say we have become a family of yogis!
While I appreciate the physical benefits that come with regular practice, I am equally sold on the potential for yoga to deeply influence our day-to-day mindfulness in the world. The image today of the falls is a reminder for me to stay connected to the flow of life, to my breath, and to the energy that moves more freely when I am able to let go. If you are new to Yoga I would encourage you to read: The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards.