Swimming Hole

Title:  Swimming Hole

Year:  2012

Location:  Stowe, Vermont

Limited Edition:  250

 

Swimming Hole

 

Although this is not one of the more remote regions, I liked the scene because of its natural recreation potential.  There was a fair amount of visitors to the falls – more than other regions.  I had visited the falls early in the day to take a few photographs, but the light was not satisfactory.  I ended up just scoping out different locations to shoot from at a different time.  I came back later the same day and once there was nobody around and the light was just right, I pressed the shutter.  I like this shot not because of any spectacular visual qualities, but because of what it represents.  The whole time I was there I was thinking of what a great place it would be to go swimming on a hot summer day.  The water was plenty deep and pure, and there was a natural rock ledge to jump off of.  As it turned out, I had just taken the shot and was heading out when a few kids came running with swim suits.  I watched them jump from the top of the waterfall into the pool below, having a great time.