We had to delay our annual trip to the water park several times this year, due to work and poorly timed illness. The original date was way back in January when I was shooting the Splashes series. In fact I had planned on shooting the finale for the series in the waterpark. What better place for an image full of splashing water?
It’s a bit late for the series, but I still managed to make the image I was after. We rushed into the park this morning when it first opened, and were literally the first people in. That gave us a few minutes to get some shots without disrupting anybody else – or having anybody else disrupt our shots.
Here’s the shot I was after so long ago, and was able to capture this morning.
I shot a few more in the same area in the morning light before the other guests arrived.
Castaway Bay has a huge bucket full of water that hangs over the top of the entire play area. It fills over time and dumps every few minutes, soaking everything and everyone in it’s path. The final image I was able to make before we were hit with a flood of guests was of the big one getting doused by the first bucket dump of the day.
This final shot has a completely different look and feel, but believe it or not it was shot just a few feet from – and a few moments after – the first shots. Oh the difference the light makes.