"Big Elk Creek"
Palisades Reservoir, Idaho, USA
First day of summer at Palisades Reservoir. The lake level is very low this year, making this stretch of Big Elk Creek a fascinating place to experience. The water is green and clear, and lured me into the wading waters. The water felt ice cold against my bare feet, and large fish literally swim between my legs.
I setup this shot after my brother placed two canoes in the creek, as the water was just beginning to flow into the lake. The composition could not have been better -- those canoes are really what made this shot for me!
Chad Dutson is a wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He strives to capture the finest nature scenes possible, frequently taking adventures to extreme levels to capture "the shot." He has experienced hypothermia, been stung by a scorpion, waited for hours in twenty degree (20F/-7C) temperatures, nearly stepped on a rattlesnake, and stood for hours under pelting rain through a lightning storm.
"Some say they lose themselves in one thing or another; however I find myself through photography, losing only the sense of time. I frequently shoot from sunset to sunrise. Photography brings out the passion I feel for both nature and humanity." -- Chad Dutson
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