Quail Creek State Park is very close to where we live. It’s a small but popular park for fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking.
Quail Creek reservoir was completed in 1985 to provide irrigation and culinary water to the St. George area. Most of the water in the reservoir does not come from Quail Creek but is diverted from the Virgin River and transported through a buried pipeline.
Two dams form the reservoir. The main dam is an earth-fill embankment dam. The south dam is a roller compacted concrete dam, constructed to replace the original earth-fill dam that failed in the early hours of New Year’s Day 1989.
The maximum depth of Quail Creek can reach 120 feet, so it is cold enough to sustain the stocked rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, and crappie. Largemouth bass, which is also stocked, and bluegill thrive in the warmer, upper layers of the reservoir.
Standing In the Creek
I used a Canon 24-105MM F4 L Lens at 24mm, F16, for1/10 seconds at ISO 100 on my new EOS R5 mirrorless camera.
I was standing on the bank with one foot in the water. I took more images with both feet in the water, all with the same lens and similar exposures.
- Be willing to get wet.
- Reflections are best when the water is in the share but the background isn’t.
Regarding point two, note the shadow line in the images.
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