Waterfall Wednesday 1/9/2019

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  1. AlanLichty

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    'Nuther Wednesday and another waterfall thread :)

    This fall when I visited Sweet Creek I tried to hit up all of the waterfalls I had previously shot to see what might have changed. Sometimes those changes can be dramatic. In this case a very pretty set of unnamed falls I shot last year got a new visitor from the banks that may stick around for a while. This is the scene from a year ago as I originally posted it here on a Wednesday:


    And what it looks like now:


    The tree must have fallen quite recently since all of the foliage was still present and a lot of the soil on the rootball had rough edges showing which hadn't been washed smooth by the rains yet.

    This might be around for a while.

    Pile on and lets celebrate falling water.
     
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    Fallen trees are a common, sometimes unwelcome featured of smaller water features like this. The one I am showing is from 2014, now a large tree decorated it. I have gone back with tools and removed many branches, but the tree will need a chain saw. Fortunatly your tree is not a problem, lovely image and thinks for starting this thread.

    From American Fork River 2014.

     
  3. Jim Dockery

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    Nice series Alan, it would be cool to continue it over time if you can. I much prefer the composition and color temp. of the second shot.

    I don't shoot that many falls, so don't participate in these threads that much, but I did get out a week ago to shoot up at Big Four, one of our more dramatic local mountains. I always wanted to climb this waterfall if it ever formed up thick and safe, but the low elevation makes that extremely rare and I never found it good enough for my skills (modern hotshot climbers can work with much worse conditions, but I haven't heard of anyone doing this yet). This is just above the avalanche cone I've posted a couple shots of previously (another reason it hasn't been climbed - that danger would also have to be low). I figure this is about 250 ft. high.

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  4. AlanLichty

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    Nice to see such a high altitude set of falls Jim. The only time I get to see this high up ones in person are through my telephoto lens.
     
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    Another good start to Waterfall Wednesday Alan, Jim, and Ben. Here is my contribution this week.

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  6. Kyle Jones

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    Vernal falls and rainbow...
    1956 Vernal Rainbow_850.jpg
     
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    Lewis Falls, Yellowstone 2018. I couldn't make it up the big hill on the right for the better view. I was following Ben but couldn't keep up.

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    Awesome Alan! I need to start digging and see what kind of waterfall I can pick out from my archives.

    I like the tighter view in #1, but that #2 view, even though it has the new trees in it is really awesome. I like the composition a lot with that large rock in the foreground and fortunately the fallen trees are at just the perfect angles.
     
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    Thanks Jim - the #1 shot was from fall of 2017 with a lot more water flowing and what I would call more normal lighting conditions. The second image is from the day I shot Sweet Creek with all the wildfire smoke tinting the skies. The first trip I did to there in October had almost no water flowing over the rocks at all at this spot.
     
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    One of Cumbria's myriad waterfalls. I am not overkeen on the composition but I like the structure of the falls. _DSC2736-1.jpg
     
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    This is a very cool looking waterfall Ken!
     
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    Here is one from last fall by Wawona in Yosemite.

    Alan, not sure what the minimum distance required for a waterfall shot, I am sure I am very close to whatever that minimum is in this one. :rolleyes:

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    That's cool getting a rainbow in this one Kyle!
     
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    There is water in your image visibly obeying gravity - fits my definition :D
     

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