As I suspected, the foundations and building walls of the Red Bank, Mormon Island town exposed by the receding Folsom Lake/Reservoir were unspectacular. I figured I would try some light painting but soon realized 2 of my 3 flashlights were dead or very low on battery. (Kids, this is why you check your gear beforehand). So of course, it was back to shooting landscapes.
The next time back, I will be back near the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam location shooting compositions of cracked mud as there are flat areas there where the lake bottom evenly dries and then cracks. All the shoreline locations near Brown’s Ravine are sloped and generally not good for those mud shots. In speaking with another photog, Rattlesnake Bar towards on the north shore has quite a bit more mining artifacts strewn about, if that is your thing.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 38mm, f/14, 1.3 sec
Folsom (CA), Sunset Clouds, Lake, Reflection. Folsom Lake, CA. January 07, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.