06.29.2015 Wahconah Falls 1

Although it was still drizzling this morning I went for the one hour ride to Dalton and Wahconah Falls State Park.  It was fairly foggy in the Berkshire foothills as I approached but there wasn’t a lot in the gorge with the falls so I was a little disappointed.  But the falls themselves were really well-charged after yesterday’s rains and that made for a nice roar in the air, some mist from the falling water and saturated greens.

Wahconah-Falls-062915-1a-700WebAfter a day of rain and some drizzle while I was there, the rocks were a little slippery to get to a good vantage point.  No slip and fall incidents so all in all a nice morning.

There will be some more from this shoot although not all will be waterfalls.


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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8 Responses to 06.29.2015 Wahconah Falls 1

  1. Jim in IA says:

    Water falls are soothing as they cast their sound to the surroundings.

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  2. I see that Wahconah Falls State Park is not too far from Great Barrington, where my sister has a house.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I was talking with someone today about Cataract Canyon on the Colorado river in Canyonlands National Park. He reminded me that “cataract” sometimes is used to mean a waterfall or broken water. I see it comes from the Latin cataracta and from the Greek katarhaktes, meaning “waterfall, broken water; a kind of portcullis.”

    The OED says that the “alternative sense in Latin of “portcullis” probably was passed through French to form the English meaning “eye disease,” on the notion of “obstruction” (to eyesight).”

    So how about that? Your waterfalls and my cataracts are related: at least etymologically. Here’s an example of what goes on in Cataract Canyon.


    • I hadn’t given the meaning much thought, aside from your cataracts and my budding ones. And I often mix up cataract and catacomb. Adding to your friend’s etymological reminder, here is a local waterfall that I have yet to visit. Guess I will have to make the trip. Maybe I’ll combine it with a trip here. We’ve been to the museum a few times, but it’s been a while and there is always something new.
      I’ll pass on the raft ride. Maybe the fact that I also have cataracts, albeit with currently stunted growth, is the reason for my affinity. 🙂


  4. Beautiful photograph, I like all the greenery in this photo. Eye catching for sure.

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