04.09.2020 Buffam Brook Cascade Reflections

After photographing yesterday’s posted cascade and video, I climbed up the hill aside the brook and shot this upper section again. You may have seen it before, if you have been hanging around the blog for a while, here, and here.

This time I went for a closer view and was surprised to see the sky’s reflection coloring the top flow.

Please remember to click the image and then click the bottom right box (which may require a short scroll) to see the image alone on a black background.

I hadn’t noticed it while reviewing the exposures on the back of the camera, but a section of this deserves a return for a closer capture.Β  The crop as an abstract can probably stand on its own, but I think a shot from closer that fills the native image frame will be even better.

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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28 Responses to 04.09.2020 Buffam Brook Cascade Reflections

  1. eremophila says:

    Super nice, you’ve obviously been honing your skills to get the settings just perfect for these shots.

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    • The settings are always an exploratory exercise depending on the brightness of the day and the flow of the water. Thankfully we are no longer using film so the experimentation is not expensive. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Annie!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the ripply waves highlighted so well in the second photo: a disturbance in the force of the water, if you will. And you know me — that hint of color makes the image for me.

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    • The longish exposure really allowed the ripples to dance. It wasn’t anything apparent to the naked eye. I did notice the color but wasn’t sure how it would capture as the sunlight was passing over the top of the cascade. It did work though.
      I thought about this as a black and white image when first approaching it and that is how I composed it and timed the motion for design. But once I saw the reflection that plan went out the window. And now those ripples which I never even saw may have stolen the show.

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  3. The colours of the light refractions are beautiful, Steve. Nicely done.

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  4. Very Nice Steve! Nice β€œflow” of the water.

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  5. Gorgeous images, Steve. πŸ™‚

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Love the lines and light, Steve. These are relaxing to view. πŸ™‚

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  7. These are masterpieces. I’m with Linda in liking the rippling waves at the center of the crop. If you were able to get the center 25% of the crop in full frame it would be a magnificent abstract. Definite wall material.

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    • I am going to try to get back there when there is some blue sky overhead again while the water is still running good. Shouldn’t be long as we had rain today and are getting more tomorrow. Saturday sounds like a day of nice weather although gusty.
      I was pretty excited just with the texture I knew was in the cascade but the reflected color blew me away. This was the same day as the moonset so it was a very good one. Thanks very much!

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  8. That blue tonality is a nice touch. As ever, you’ve mastered the water texture.

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  9. krikitarts says:

    Silky smooth and sensual!

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  10. Very very cool. I wasn’t surprised by the appreciative comments, but I was a little surprised that no one saw what I see also, which is the heads of veiled women.


  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Very cool, Steve. Looks like glass! I esp. love the cropped version.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    The blues, browns and silvers are playing well together. πŸ˜‰ I hope you get back – if you haven’t already!

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    • No, I haven’t been back yet. I visited a friend over the weekend, socially distance style, and we looked at some other waterfalls near her home. But I’ll be back soon especially after our gully washer today.
      I was probably 12 feet or so away from the cascade and even composing through the back screen didn’t really pick up on those squiggles until processing. I’ve seen things like that in spilled oil in the rain etc but never in Nature.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        I heard there was lots of rain over Easter in the east, or maybe northeast. Poor kids, probably couldn’t even hunt eggs in the yard. The squiggles are very cool – I can imagine your delight. I see things later, too, especially tiny insects & spider webs. Sometimes it’s an “Oops!” moment, sometimes it’s an “Aha!” moment, right? πŸ™‚
        Even spilled oil, nasty as it may be for the environment, is nature, I think. It would be cool to have a physics person who works in fluid dynamics give an opinion about the water in this image. Looking forward to finding out whetehr you rediscover it.

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      • I still haven’t been back there. Maybe tomorrow. I feel like the time I spend there basically remaking the shot, although at a higher resolution so no crop needed, is time I might be missing something somewhere else. Yep. There can be the tiniest thing that goes unnoticed until viewed at 100%.
        Yes, Easter Sunday was windy although fairly dry but most folks were doing things indoors. A few folks did have socially distanced egg hunts but small groups and mostly just family.

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