The day we finally went to Three Pools would have been perfect for working with a model, but none were available, so we went to check out the area; I brought along my 4x5 camera, just of the off chance something appealed to me.
The space was everything Chris had said and we spent two hours exploring it. I managed to make a small series of images which are quite successful, despite their lack of a nude figure. The deep gorges through which the river wound provided a wide variety of strongly graphic settings, permitting me to arrange the images on the ground-glass with ease. When I work with the Nude in landscape, I often focus upon the figure, and let the landscape around it sort itself out. Without a nude, however, I am often at a loss as to what to centre the image upon.
My heart leapt when I first saw the flow towers above the Hell's Gate power plant. Not stunning by any comparison to even the most generic full industrial site (by this I mean steel mills, power plants and the like), they all the same contained everything that pulls me to a visual space.