04.03.2019 Amethyst Brook Waterfall

A not very well-known location.  I’ve only seen one other photographer’s images from here…and he lived just down the road from it.



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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15 Responses to 04.03.2019 Amethyst Brook Waterfall

  1. I like the way the predominantly vertical lines of all those trees and sprays of water contrast with the width of the waterfall as a whole.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The sense of openness is appealing. We’re mostly past the time when new, delicate leaves give a hint of the green to come, but don’t obscure the view. It would be fun to see this spot two months from now.

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    • Amethyst Brook Waterfall in June coming up…in several weeks. 🙂 Although, I’ll look and see if I shot there in early summer. Most, if not all, of our waterfalls are hidden from above because of the three cover, even in winter. I know of one other off the top of my head where the sun can shine unblocked at noon…not that that is desirable as a photographer.


  3. The first is a study in contrasts of forms that on first glance I wouldn’t think would work — except that it does. On the second one, I’m with Steve. All those verticals and near verticals inside the perfectly proportioned horizontal rectangle make a beautiful picture.


    • I’m guessing that you mean on one hand and another. It is a difficult falls to shoot because of the lines as well as the slope of the rocks. I always shoot with a level but had to adjust this to make it look more like one would expect. I leveled the top although that is sloped as well as the larger rocks. There are a few interesting feature above stream.

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      • I’m referring to the two different shots. The first one is of the waterfall and the pool. The second is of the misty falls.

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      • The waterfall and pool from April 1? I didn’t get the connection, but do now. Thanks for explaining.


      • As an aside, there is often a conflict between the literal horizon and the apparent horizon. In a shot like this, just exactly what is the horizon? Yikes! I run into this a lot on my horizon shots where there’s a line of clouds or a fog bank miles away at a slight diagonal to the actual horizon — or worse, where there are several planes in conflict with each other. In post processing I level the photo until it “looks right,” whatever that happens to be. Of course, there’s always a difference of opinion on what looks right. But the literal horizon often looks wrong.


      • Oh yeah. I’ve run into that often, especially on a lake with an undulating shoreline. You just have to go with what looks best as even if you have a leveled tripod it still looks off kilter sometimes. The problem in this shot was the angular rocks. I’ve another that really looked off as the rocks were what they were but the water was also running downhill which really created a crooked appearance.


      • When you look at it straight on, waterfalls vertically. It’s kinda hard to get away from that.

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  4. What a beautiful capture! I too love the vertical lines contrasted with the width of the waterfall. This makes me long to get in the woods again soon! 🙂

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    I love the misty look to the background, it’s a nice contrast to the falls. Great location.

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    • I love mists/fogs in the woods. We should be entering a good time for some soon although currently, despite all the rains we’ve had, it is very dry here and we are under fire watches.


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