Here’s the first of a couple of entries from the trip to Northern Maine.
One of my goals was to shoot this waterfall. Although there is the actual Screw Auger Falls here, there are lots of other falls and cascades within the Gulf Hagas preserve. I didn’t take the time to do the entire 8 mile loop of Gulf Hagas, including the gorge known as the Grand Canyon of Maine, as I was a bit tired from the 90+degrees and the sun became strong as I was finishing here. Another day. And at another time, there will be a trip to the other Screw Auger Falls located a distance from this location in Maine.
Please be sure to click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
As you arrive at the falls, there is a preliminary falls shown here.
I was sorely tempted to try to get down to water level for a better perspective, but I wasn’t able to find a safe access. Someone younger and more limber might have been able, but not with a full camera pack and tripod on board.
The main falls is quite lovely. Here is the more traditional view with the pool at the base. I shot these with a polarizer which is a great help in controlling the water’s reflective qualities as well as adding some depth to the colors. As well, I used a one-stop Neutral Density filter to lengthen the exposure so the foreground water would smooth out and the falls would get a nice soft silky appearance.
After getting that shot, I looked for a different view and crossed the stream and climbed a large rock to get this image with a small shelf cascade in the foreground along with some small colorful rocks for added interest.