11.13.2014 Dean Brook Cascade……again

This is the same cascade that has appeared here a few times.  I just enjoy this collection of flows a lot.  Even when the flow is low the rocks offer some interest (see the second image down) on their own. I always enjoy the flat top above that central cascade and the shape the water takes as it passes over the rock.  The various other flows make great complement to the central element.Dean-Brook-Cascade-102514-700WebWhile photographing this and other cascades and waterfalls, the rest of the world disappears into the sound of the crashing flows.  I guess I am a bit schizoid when it comes to escape and solitude…..both complete silence in the early morning waiting for the sun to rise over the vastness of the Quabbin and the blanket of sound that accompanies water’s rush and crash put me there.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 11.13.2014 Dean Brook Cascade……again

  1. benrowef64 says:

    I am the same when taking long exposure shots, I get caught in the moment.
    Beautiful image.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    I know what you mean about the sounds. You can’t beat being aware of the variety. Some of my favorites is looking into the night sky from a dark and silent place. Sound places a curtain between you and the distant cosmos. Silence brings it near.

    One of the things I like about the long exposures is how it reveals the flow dynamics.


    • That is also one of the reasons I often do a long exposure, Jim. I enjoy seeing the inference of motion in the water.
      I like your description of how the cosmos is drawn nearer in silence. I think that is very true although I had not thought of it in that way before. Relative silence also allows us to hear what may have been lost in the day’s cacophony. Subtle sounds of birds, insects, the movement of tall grasses in a breeze…..the blood pulsing through the tiny vessels in our ears or in my case Tinnitus.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The central element of the image reminds me of an art nouveau fringed lampshade, with streams of light flowing away from it. Nice.


  4. I like what you’ve been doing with water lately. Especially the images which capture the dynamic of water. I once had a follower comment that she thought I should dial up the shutter speed and stop the motion … just once. I don’t seem to be able to do it. Water doesn’t ever stop, it’s always moving. To capture the nature of that movement is real trick. Too slow and the stuff turns to cotton candy … to fast and the stuff stops. You seem to have hit that happy middle ground. The stuff has texture but it still conveys the dynamic of flow. Also … I am of the opinion that desaturation works nicely to focus our attention on the main event. I like this one. Very much. D


    • I do not enjoy the look of stopped action water. Like you, I have had a few comments about that over time, but it’s not the story I am telling so I stick to the longer exposures and try not to allow the water to either turn to cotton or blow out. I enjoy the effect of having a bit of soft silky water along with some shaped flow.
      Unless there are some pleasing colors in the composition, I prefer monochrome so the elements are able to show off their form rather than let whatever muted colors exist interfere.And if there are some interesting rocky textures available then even better.


      • We speak with one voice in this artistic regard. Will be back shortly with observations regarding your latest post. You are so productive that I’m having a hard time keeping up! Lots of nice, nice, woodland/water images lately … keep ’em coming. D


  5. drawandshoot says:

    Fabulous, Steve. Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by such beauty?


  6. The black & white treatment really makes your photo edgy and thought provoking.

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  7. He’s right, it does. I’m like you~ I like the way the world falls away when I am watching and listening to water. ahhh….


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