11.26.2017 Amethyst Brook Waterfall

I haven’t been out much lately as we enter our annual “stick” season of bare trees and grey skies. Those conditions do lend themselves to less spacious landscapes and other more intimate subjects and a woodland waterfall certainly fits and is also a favorite spot to while away some time.


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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19 Responses to 11.26.2017 Amethyst Brook Waterfall

  1. TK says:

    I like this one Steve. Nice fall feel to it.

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  2. Yes it is lovely. I don’t really like “stick season” here but there you can see the lay of the land.

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    • The foliage drop does reveal things or add a little prominence to them. A little fog would add a lot of mood to this but I think most of the foggy days are behind us for a while. Stick season certainly poses a challenge.


      • Yeah. I’m working on a canvas right now that will have lots of fog, with a red tailed hawk emerging at eye level. He was hungry and had his eye on Pete until at the last moment he saw the leash I was clinging to. He lifted grudgingly up to a short tree and glared at me.


      • I hope you gave a good glare in response. I respect nature but still would fight it in defense of my dog…or myself.


      • Mostly I just stood there gawping in amazement. Later I did glare at the owners of two enormous and clearly vicious bulldogs that were lunging and snarling and barely under control. Why have them? Why bring them onto a public trail? I’m going to have to stop going or start carrying a very big stick.


  3. Todd Henson says:

    Very peaceful, and proof you can find beauty any season. I also haven’t been out as much lately, though I really need to motivate myself to get out more. I love trying to capture the migrating or wintering waterfowl this time of year.

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    • Since we can say beauty is a matter of taste, then there is a lot for sure. Occasionally I shoot subjects for a decay project and autumn is a great time for that. Looking forward to your waterfowl shots.


  4. Those prominent roots in the lower left are a nice complement to the falls.

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  5. Muted fall and winter colors and a sprinkling of yellow and orange leaves and the giant boulder with the green moss are perfect for this waterfall photo. Beautiful, I think.

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  6. Andrew says:

    Nice composition Steve. The boulder is quite dominant but the mosses and lichens make it blend in. I don’t mind stick season but won’t get too much of it here.

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    • Thanks, Andrew. I wrestled with the rock and the birch as well. I cropped the tree a bit as there was a lot of distraction to the left, especially some tannin foam which I detest. I tried to balance the rock with the upper boulder.


  7. shoreacres says:

    It may be stick season, but I like the openness that develops as leaves fall. And at least you have other features that make interesting subjects: rocks, water, and the simple fact of elevation. The solidity and size of the big, black rock is a nice counterpoint to the delicacy of the fallen leaves and the flowing water.

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    • There has been this image in my mind of a beech tree isolated in the openness amongst bare trees with its dried pale leaves but I have yet to find just the composition I desire. The search goes on again this winter.
      I have always liked that rock and think this is my favorite shot with it to this point. A glacial erratic most likely but our forbears were pretty good at moving large rocks so maybe it was moved there sometime in the past. I think there may have been some harnessing of the water at one time as there are stacked rocks nearby.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    It’s lovely, and certainly fits the autumn mood and time.


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