Popo Agie River active v passive - Wondrous Wyoming

I mentioned in the last post that flowing water can be photographed in either an active (flow towards camera) or passive (flow away from camera - or across the scene). Almost surprisingly, I had an opportunity to photograph that difference today. It's not the best example because I was too far above the river, but you can see some of my point.

These pictures were taken in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming where the Popo Agie (pronounced poe-POE-zhuh) River winds and flows spectacularly. (More photos coming in the future...)

Here's the first picture, looking upstream from Bruce's Bridge - at the top of Sinks Canyon Road. (The Louis Lake Road which goes further uphill from this point was still closed from the winter.)

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I like taking the pictures looking upstream. Somehow the energy of the water flowing towards you makes a very active picture. It's a lot easier to show this when I'm on the bank rather than the bridge over it.

Compare this with the picture below, looking downstream from the same place.

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The beauty of the Popo Agie is really captured - it's a beautiful area! But the water flowing away seems to carry away some of the magic, I think. I feel this is a passive image, without the same level of life as the upstream one.

Again, looking down from the bridge - so just water.
Upstream:
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And downstream:
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The upstream photo just catches the movement and action far better than the downstream image.

Anyway, just a quick post while we're on the road.

Photos taken by myself in June 2019 with my Pentax K30.
[//]:# (!steemitworldmap 42.729940 lat -108.857877 long Bruce's Bridge, Sinks Canyon d3scr)

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Lori Svensen
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