Reflections on the River

Beautiful evening reflections captured along the Ohio River in Madison Indiana.

The Ohio River along Madison has always made for some beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the years for me and this evening proved to be another example of that.

An Evening in Madison Indiana

It’s not often that you get a great sunset or rainbow to photograph, but when it happens three evenings in a row, then that’s something special.

And that’s exactly what happened here in Madison Indiana this past week. Starting with a brilliant sunset on the Ohio River on Tuesday. Followed by an amazing sky at the old Jefferson Proving Ground on Wednesday and then ending with a beautiful rainbow along the River Walk Thursday.

And the best part is being able to capture these wonderful events, especially living in these hectic times when being able to slow down and enjoy these special moments is very rare.

So here they are and hopefully by sharing them with you it will help you slow down a bit and enjoy that moment as well.

Sunset over Madison

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I try to get out and photograph as much as possible but as we all know weather is a huge factor in where and when I do get to photograph. And as you know the weather can change at a moments notice and in this image things changed at a crazy speed that I almost didn’t catch.

For the last month we have experienced an over abundance of rain and that has really hampered my time out. So a couple nights ago once again we had rain all day that led into the evening. I arrived home walked out into the yard with my dog and after observing how dark and flat the light was and with rain still lightly falling I decided to ditch another evening and went inside to catch up on post processing.

Sitting at my computer I noticed a change in the light streaming from the crack in the blinds of the window. I happened to be on facebook at the time, when my feed came alive from posts about the incredible rainbow we were experiencing at that moment. I quickly grabbed my camera bag and ran out of the house to find the slowly fading rainbow in the sky and my heart dropped, as I did get a few good shots, but didn’t make out in time to get the rainbow when it was displaying at it’s fullest display.

But once again time came into effect I figured since I was already out I would wait a bit and see how the sunset turned out. I think I made the right call on this one I eventually captured another great sunset over Madison Indiana from one of my favorite spots.

I guess if there is a moral to the story it would be that things in nature can change very quickly, from the time I got home to dark cloud covered day it went to a amazing rainbow and then to this wonderful sunset a little more than a hour had passed. So don’t give up too soon when you go out and be patient with the changing conditions it can and does get better out there !!

Muscatatuck Fall

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Cypress trees with their beautiful reflections line the swamps and waterways at Muscatatuck NWR in late fall !!

Fall Cascade

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A serene scene from Clifty Falls State Park in Madison Indiana. Warm fall light helps to create a very peaceful mood in this image I captured at the park. There are many much larger and more photogenic falls here but this one always brings me back for a visit because of its solitude and peacefulness it exudes.