The Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers spent considerable time pondering the nature of the universe. One, whose name was Empedocles, said simply that everything can be reduced to four elements: air, earth, fire and water.

Of all of these, my camera is most often drawn to the latter. Maybe that’s why I return again and again to Iron Creek when I am in the Black Hills. I was just out walking along the creek when I found this photo. I figured I had enough of Iron Creek, though it’s not often that the rocks are wet and the creek is running high so late in June.

Canon 5DII 2.5s f/11.0 ISO200 32mm

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