A bit of a rare site found in the Alberta badlands near Drumheller, actually downstream close to Dorothy. Sure every spring it turns green in the badlands, but it rarely lasts as it is so dry like a desert, but last year was the exception. It rained and rained and kept things green for far longer than normal. In this image, using contre jour technique to accentuate the greens, there is even water running in the small channel. Almost always some stagnant water can be found, but running water is mostly only seen after a rainstorm. If I recall correctly, it hadn’t rained for a few days when I captured this image.
[Canon 5DmkII, 24mm f/3.5L II TS-E II]
Shooting directly into the sun, you must be very careful about making sure that the suns rays don’t shine directly into the lens at it causes massive flare and reduces contrast drastically. This second image shows you just how bad flare can affect you images. I simply held my hand out front of the lens to shade it for the first image shown, but a hat or a friend holding something will work great.