Collin J Örthner – Photographer

May 22, 2012

Mark Creek, Marysville, B.C.

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Movement, Nature, Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 5:26 am

Marysville, B.C. is just south of the popular tourist town of Kimberley. The small Mark Creek joins the two communities and as the creek flows through Marysville it goes over a few very dramatic waterfalls. It is a short and easy trail, although it can be dangerous as some of the boardwalk is old and unstable and a few places have no guard-rails, so if you have pets or children, caution is strongly advised. I decided to try a new method(for me anyway) of showing water as opposed to blurring the water to make it appear serene. This method allows me(and now you) to see water as our eyes and minds are unable to. I wanted to capture the very fast motion of the raging currents without any blurring of details which shows the myriad of details of the workings of the laws of physics!! I needed to use shutter speeds of between 1/2000 and 1/4000 in order to accomplish the task and as it was a cloudy day this made it necessary to crank up the cameras ISO to 3200. This was even more necessary as I stopped my lens down far  enough to keep the depth of field I needed as the lenses viewed over the water.



“… but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:14   ESV

[Olympus E-M5, Olympus 45mm f1.8]



  1. Beautiful set Collin. I look forward to seeing you again soon

    Comment by Douglas Williamson — May 22, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    • Thanks Doug! Hope you had a great long-weekend. Looking forward to getting together again soon.

      Comment by collin orthner — May 23, 2012 @ 12:33 am

  2. Gorgeous and powerful pictures, love them! Thank you for sharing,
    Artphalt (

    Comment by C.D. — May 23, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

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