This is my backyard and a good place for practising prolonged exposure images that show moving water. On Jan 25th, a few of us did a pilot shoot (see snapshots below) and the outcomes were promising. CAUTION: the rocks and creek edge are very slippery. I strongly recommend staying out of the water course. Please bring your TRIPOD and/or any kind of camera. Dress appropriately for the weather (we will go rain or shine). Thanks.
Kaymar Ravine is a manicured path beside a cobblestone raceway with moss fringes. It was built decades ago as flood control for heavy rains that swell the creek draining the spring-fed duck ponds in Central Park. These pics show typical water levels, but after a rain, the raceway can be half full!
Several places in the ravine are steep enough to offer white water that looks good when one plays with shutter speed (1/sec) or aperture (f-stop) controls. Other nature shots are possible and (if the sun is out) late afternoon light may illuminate trees on the upper rim on the ravine or bounce off still catchment ponds. The boulder strewn creek below the raceway is more natural.
This map shows the walking route with parking and bus stop locations. From the bus stop to gathering place is about 500 metres (the loop route is about 1.3K). Feel free to enter from the top, and explore the trails on your own, if you prefer. I hope you can join us and don't forget your tripod. Cheers.
AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS! AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD EIGHT OF YOUR BEST IMAGES. See you there!