12.08.2019 Once more with Feeling

I know I’ve shared many images of Murphy Falls aka one of the Dean Brook Cascades.  Each time it’s a little different, either the conditions or my interpretation.

It wasn’t that cold although it looks so.  Comparatively balmy, 24°F/-04.5°C compared to the current -04°F/-20°C at 4:00 this morning. At least there’s not going to be much of a wind chill factor.  🙂


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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33 Responses to 12.08.2019 Once more with Feeling

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    How interesting Steve and I love your photo. Interesting because your title seemed familiar and my guess to the reason was correct.. a search on my blog confirmed I’d visited an art installation with exactly the same title! Fascinating.. I was immediately comparing the two and they both have a vertical fall and flow. In fact they have more in common than I initially thought! Once more with feeling (2014), by Rebecca Baumann (Western Australia). My post is at: https://exploringcolour.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/once-more-with-feeling/

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The contrast between the snowy landscape and the flowing brook caught me at once. I especially enjoyed the way the falling water seems to combine into a soft, braid-like flow in the foreground.

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  3. I have stood below falls, in that weather many times. Amazing how you rarely feel the cold at the time. Excellent image and nice use of speed. Not too slow, just right.

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    • Thanks, Ted. No, I don’t notice the cold…at least not until a while has passed. I have Raynaud’s Syndrome which causes my fingertips to go painfully numb in the cold. It’s a circulation issue and even liners and warm gloves coupled with heat packs in my palms don’t stop it. But some of my favorite abstracts occur when water is frozen so I endure. 🙂

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      • Sounds like an advertisement for moving south 🙂 I have had frost bite a few times while out shooting in CT and ME. Not fun being that cold. I’m convinced cold hurts worse than hot.

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      • I’ve found that to be true, but it’s a delayed thing. First numbness then, once in warmth, the fingers feel like they’re being squeezed in a vise as the feeling returns. I tend to drive for a while with my wrists as I hold my fingers in front of the heat vents.
        As much as I complain about the cold, I really do like all four seasons…although Spring, Summer, and Autumn are more favored than winter. 🙂


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, you’re colder in the valley than here in the hills. We had 3 above.
    Bet the falls are looking different this morning!

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    Yes, just right. The cold temps you are experiencing now I think we are going to be getting on Tuesday. 😦 😦

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    • Our cold lasted for one day. @50° today with steady light rain and lots of melting. But maybe what you will be receiving is on a journey leading to us again.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        So far, just cold, and warmer again tomorrow. Just up to 40’s, though, although anything above freezing makes me happy now. Here’s hoping snow comes your way!

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  6. Seems cold enough to me! I especially like the braided pattern. Moving in with a longer focal length would give you a wonderful abstract. You know how I am with abstracts.

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  7. Those touches of pink are an unexpected complement to the overall cool cast (and cold feel) of the image.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    There’s value in going back to a beloved place over and over – I know I don’t have to tell you that! 😉 The bit of gold you have in the background is really beautiful, and makes the picture sing. It sure looks cold to me, and having lived out here almost 8 years now, comparatively balmy to me is about 50 degrees, not 24!!

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  10. Dave Ply says:

    When I was a kid in Minnesota I remember times when 24 felt balmy, but these days – brrrr! I’m officially a wimp and have been for years.

    There’s something about snow that adds extra oomph to winter pictures. I imagine for you it’s business as usual; snow and ice and Jack Frost going nuts. You’ve taken great advantage here, and those braids make it even more interesting.

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    • Yes, I can believe that. We here in New England, well Southern New England, complain about our harsh winters but really can’t compare to Minnesota or the Dakotas or Montana, etc.
      I am used to dealing with winter for sure, but have to admit to preferring the other three seasons a bit more. Thanks, Dave.

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