This photo was taken at Burney Falls, just northeast of Redding California, in 2006. I was pregnant with my oldest son and we had spent the night camping in our car the night before (which isn't an easy thing to do while pregnant). I've always had a somewhat irrational fear of bears, so I refused to sleep with the windows open that night. It was an incredibly stuffy and suffocating kind of evening.
As soon as the sun came up, I was happy to get up and get out of the vehicle to stretch my body that had been contorted throughout the night. I woke my husband up, and grabbed my camera gear to go for a hike. This beautiful waterfall is one of the first things that you encounter on the trail. We paused there for awhile so that I could take some photos of it's beauty. I was delighted to catch the rainbow at the bottom of this waterfall.
At this point I had no idea what a neutral density filter was, so I captured this shot using a tripod, a slow shutter speed, and the shade from the nearby trees to help with the lighting. I remember how proud I felt seeing this shot on my computer screen when I got home. It was one of my favorites for many years.
Title: Fall Into A Pool Of Colors
Location:Burney Falls, California (2006)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 22" x 26"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 16" x 20" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with a space for mail and hooks for keys, but it could be used for holding other items like jewelry as well. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, messy mail all over the kitchen and entry way. I prefer to keep my kitchen clean, but the amount of paper mail I still receive (even though I've tried to go paperless with all my bills) makes it difficult. I've had many mail boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to see the stack of unopened mail, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I head out the door every morning.