chasing waterfalls

HatMan2K
04/27/2020
Premier Issue of Krome Magazine - Part II (NSFW)

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We were pleasantly surprised last week when we were asked to be part of the international premier issue of a brand new fine art magazine called krome magazine!

This is an excerpt the second of two sets included in Volume 1 Issue 1 featuring a brand new fine art model, Laura Conrad, who recently left us to move out west, from a set we shot as part of my Chasing Waterfalls series a couple of years ago at Fire Brook Falls near Bridgewater, NS. We had plans to shoot at a second waterfall when I found out she was leaving us for better prospects, however, the weather never did cooperate with us and it just didn’t happen. 🙁

We miss you Laura and wish you all the best in your new home!

Check out this cool new magazine and pick up your copy here.

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HatMan2K
02/05/2020
Chasing Waterfalls - Ellen III (NSFW)

During a recent trip back home, Ellen, my daughter Courtney and I headed out early on a Wednesday morning before work for a quick shoot at a waterfall near Fall River.

My friend, and master photographer Steve Richard has been challenging me to approach a session with the intent of getting *one* amazing image and since Ellen and I have shot together something like half a dozen times and she is an incredible fine art nude model, there was no reason to think that we couldn’t accomplish that this trip out. 

I truly had every intention of aiming for just one awesome shot, until the very first frame we captured was this image…

 

Ellen III - Fall River 1

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We had literally been on site for less than 5 minutes and I only took a couple of test frames to ensure the composition was right before inviting Ellen to take her position on the rocks and this was really the very first frame.

We decided we should continue. After all, we had *time* since it wasn’t even 8am at this point. LOL!

So, we changed things up a little and came up with this image…

 

Ellen III - Fall River 2

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Still less than 10 minutes into the session and we wanted to try a different perspective of the cascades, so we moved a little further downstream where there a small pool and found this gem…

 

Ellen III - Fall River 3

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And we were on a roll. Not one, but three awesome images and we’d only been at the location at this point for maybe 20 minutes. I did eventually have to join the mundane day job ranks, but we wanted to try just one more idea I had. So, we repositioned and I climbed one of the steep sides of the ravine and Ellen got herself comfortable – I know, as comfortable as anyone could be lying nude on a cold wet and slippery rock. LOL! – and we shot this, my favorite image of the day…

 

Ellen III - Fall River 4

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After that, we decided there was no point in pressing our luck any further and with only about 40 minutes on-site, we packed our gear and headed back to the city.

I have a 16×20″ framed copy of this one hanging on my wall at home and it’s still one of my top 3 favorite waterfall images from the 5 years I’ve been shooting this series. The only unfortunate thing is that Ellen doesn’t live here and although it’s where she calls home, she doesn’t visit very often, meaning we probably won’t get to try to top this set of images for some time to come. But not to worry, we will eventually. 🙂

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HatMan2K
08/21/2019
Chasing Waterfalls (Featuring Preiya)

I’ve been slowly building on the Chasing Waterfalls series and it always seems like once the weather warms up enough to risk going outside to shoot that the water flow all but dries up. So it’s a delicate balance between letting our models freeze but have lots of water for amazing waterfalls or have our models warm and comfortable and only a trickle of water. LOL!

This particular trip was one where the water didn’t cooperate but we were still able to create some great images for the collection.

With a fire ban currently across the entire province and no significant rain in weeks we still plan to add a couple more sets this summer but we are having to be very selective of the falls we visit to ensure they have at least a little flow and we continue to hope for some much needed rain…

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HatMan2K
05/04/2019
Elspeth at Webber Lake Falls (NSFW)

Continuing with my Chasing Waterfalls series, Elspeth and I met almost 2 years ago and have been talking about and trying to plan a waterfall session ever since. We finally managed to find a Sunday morning when we both had a little free time and the weather cooperated as well for once. LOL!  

I’d heard of a waterfall just outside of Lower Sackville and since we didn’t have a lot of time, and didn’t really want to waste most of out time driving, we invited my friend Paul Girvan to come along to assist and help with some comic relief behind the scenes and we decided to go looking for Webber Lake Falls.

Sure enough, it was only a few minutes from the exit to Lower Sackville and relatively easy to find. Paul said he grew up not far from the site and never new it existed as it’s a little out of the way, yet less than a 5 minute walk from the service road. After finding a hunting blind and making sure no one was wandering around who would surprise us, we started planing out several shot ideas and got to work.

We only had around an hour to shoot and the water flow was a little lower than expected but we made the best of the situation and created some beautiful images despite the lack of water. 

I’m planning to come back here another day when the water is higher and try another session to see what happens.

Enjoy!

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