Flash Flood

By on August 28th, 2016 in Photography

All of the iPhones in the house were screaming as Dark Sky displayed a flash flood warning notification. We had a lot of rainfall in a very short period this past weekend. I knew that some of the nearby streams were likely filled and were on the verge of overflowing their banks. Of course, this could prove the perfect opportunity to drive to one section of the Rock Brook along Hollow Road in Skillman and grab some “fast-moving water" shots.

I parked near the intersection of Servis Road and Hollow Road. I met a woman out with her camera near the bridge from Grand View. The tripod was placed in a "difficult" spot, half in the water, just to get the shot.

Was I in any kind of danger? Perhaps. Perhaps, the brook could have surged, and I could have been so focused on getting the photograph that I would not have noticed the encroaching water and I could have been swept away along with the tripod. Or maybe the tripod would have become unstable and toppled over into the brook taking my camera with it.

But none of that happened. I was careful and, the woman was helpful and became my spotter. I kept alert. And I got the shot.

The Rock Brook | Nikon D5100 | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm F2.8 | 11 mm | f/10 | ISO100
The Rock Brook | Nikon D5100 | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm F2.8 | 16 mm | f/10 | ISO100
The Rock Brook at Bessie Grover Memorial Park | Nikon D5100 | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm F2.8 | 14 mm | f/10 | ISO100

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