The colors where Havasu meets the Colorado River are so vibrant that it is hard to believe that this place is real. That milky blue water is a mandatory stop for photographers.
When you look down a set of railroad tracks, it appears as if the rails eventually merge together at the distant horizon. Our eyes have this parallax effect which causes us to perceive that parallel lines eventually merge together at the vanishing point. We know that the lines do not really join together but the illusion creates a sense of distance.
My photography tip today is to play up this illusion when you are shooting rivers and streams. Building your composition around this illusion will help to heighten the sense of scale and distance in your river and canyon photographs.
Learn more with me this September on the beautiful coast of Maine. My next three-day photography workshop includes guided field shoots, personal instruction, and our own private boat to take us from island to island! See http://bit.ly/1418fdv