04.27.2019 Another view of Gunn Brook Falls’ lower level

I’ve shot this waterfall many times.  If you have looked at my About page, which probably needs updating, that is it behind me. For years I have expected two trees, one had already fallen and was leaning on the larger hemlock, to land on the ground in front of the waterfall and that finally occurred two years ago. You can see them along the left edge of this image.

I imagine there was quite a thud when the one landed on the hill across the way. There are still trees remaining on either side of me, but including them, which I did try, just wasn’t an appealing frame for the scene.  The roots of the tree on the left are visible here.  So after jockeying for an angle I settled on this one. When the trees above the falls are a bit greener I’ll get on down there and shoot from the lower level.

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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11 Responses to 04.27.2019 Another view of Gunn Brook Falls’ lower level

  1. The reference to your About page sent me there, and I noticed this: “As with the majority of photographers, I began with a film camera.” I wonder for how much longer that will be true.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    It looks like quite a way down there. Do you make climbs like that often? That would be good for a person, I think. It is hard to get exercise here in flat ol’Illinois. I did see an older woman stepping along the rip-rap along the shore of Lake Michigan the other day. There are huge blocks of stone tumbled together, some balancing precariously, and to walk along them is to solve spacial puzzles as well as balance and strength. Kudos to her.

    I really like this image from on top of the fall, with the mossy root of the tree next to you.

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    • Yes, as I mention in the first part, I have been down there and my About picture is with that behind me. It’s not as challenging as it looks. There is an opening in the rock wall with an easy slope to traverse.

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  3. Beautiful. Again. I also started with film. Moved to digital in about 2003. Still miss the honest grain of Tri-X though. And Kodachrome did give me nice bright colors.

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  4. Lemony says:

    I like the angle for this shot. Very interesting!

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    • Thanks, Lemony. I’ve looked at the angle a few times, but this is, so far, my best effort. Most often we try to get at a somewhat even level so I thought from above might work. Glad that you like it.


  5. shoreacres says:

    The colors are gorgeous. It’s interesting that even your fallen leaves are richer in color than ours. We tend to think of New England leaves in terms of vibrant, still-on-the-tree autumn colors, but even after a full winter, they’re remarkably attractive.

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    • The majority of the leaves are oaks and they are full of tannins which are what turns water brown, aside from silt and mud. This day was quite rainy which increased the color saturation. They really are more brown than red but the conditions added some flavor.


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