Last August I photographed Cottonwood Creek with a long exposure that created a smooth flowing blur of water over the rocks. The shot turned out with a result very close to what I desired (click here to see the original shot). Now that winter weather has descended upon Utah, I thought it would be neat to shoot the scene again.

On December 2nd, I hiked back to the creek. This shot was taken very near to the spot where I took the first one (actually, it was a short distance to the right since the first photo was taken while I was standing in the middle of the creek). What really struck me about returning to the creek was how peaceful it was this time. In the summer the rushing water was extremely noisy, but this time it was deathly quiet.