“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” 
― Louis D. Brandeis

I find myself drawn to anomalies, things that are out of place. This boulder amid the tumult of Bancroft’s Egan Chute is no exception. I have a feeling I have photographed it before, in slightly different conditions, but haven’t checked back to older photos. I’m certain the light on that occasion was not as nice and the waters a bit calmer.

It surprises me that this rock can hang on with the constant rush of water around it. Sure, it’s heavy, but the current is a force to be reckoned with. I also consider the force of ice in the winter, yet it hangs on.

I had a great day at Egan Chute, photographing the powerful churning waters and a few gentle side rivulets. Standing there, watching the might of this cascade, as the York River squeezes through a narrow defile and drops some 30 meters is simply breathtaking. A return visit in the autumn is definitely in order.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 100mm
1/3 sec, f/20.0 ISO 64


4 Comments on ““Tenacious”

  1. I agree, it does look like the water should have taken it. I don’t think most people realize how powerful moving water is with its constant, continuous force. I generally prefer stop action types of water shots but I think your long exposure here provided a perfect frame for the subject with its lightness and touch of color. Also the soft appearance of the water is a nice contrast with the solid rock. A very nice photo.

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