04.04.2020 Up and Over

This is another spot I have looked at many times in different seasons and with different flows. When I visited it this past Thursday I really liked how high the splash was arcing and decided that was the time to finally shoot it.

As always it took several exposures to get not only the definition of the cascade right but also the water with the right detail in the splash or roostertail. Before I started photographing cascades and waterfalls, the only time I heard the term ‘roostertail’, besides of course an actual rooster, was in conversations with friends about their high speed boats. Examples seen here.

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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20 Responses to 04.04.2020 Up and Over

  1. The phrase that popped into my head right away was “on the rebound.”

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  2. Well time with this one, Steve. One second can make all the difference with shots like this.

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    • Thanks, Pete. It did take some experimenting with this exposure time. There are enough different elements to this waterfall that getting the arc right for example didn’t necessarily get the cascade as I wanted.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I like your rooster tail much better than the ones I see on the lake while working. I wouldn’t mind the boat sort so much if they didn’t come with such obnoxious noise. What your photo reveals, and what I haven’t really thought about, is the fine roughness along the rock edge that divides the water into such discrete streams. It’s really pleasing, and a bit amusing, since the striated section reminds me of a Quonset hut.

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    • I’ve seen a few videos of the races and that would be obnoxious to anyone who is not a fan. WHile in high school a couple of friends and I went to the stock car races. Years later I wonder if that was the start of what gave me tinnitus.Of course, being involved with a rock band didn’t help later on.
      Yes, the edges of rocks can make quite a difference in the flow over a cascade or falls. So can a little bit of twig or a few leaves. When I first started doing cascade shots I would wade out and remove all that debris. I quickly learned that much of the interest disappeared when it was gone.
      We used to have a bar and grill nearby when I was in college that was made to look like a quonset hut, called The Quonset, or maybe it was a relocated one. It had a replica of a plane crashed into it.

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  4. eremophila says:

    I’m with Linda on the noise of boats.
    While this is lovely, I’m curious how it would look as a really tight crop, making it more an abstract.

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  5. eremophila says:

    I’m with Linda on the noise of boats.
    While this is lovely, I’m curious how it would look as a really tight crop, making it more an abstract.
    Are you familiar with the work of Cole Thompson?

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  6. krikitarts says:

    Gimme that one pill that makes me smaller and a wee barrel and I’ll ride this with the dwarfs. Wheeeee!

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  7. Very Nice Steve! Beautiful water image!

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  8. Great exposure and composition!


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