04.16.2020 ‘nother waterfall but no starburst

I went looking for wildflowers this morning and only found one which I’ll share another time. When done I decided to visit this waterfall which is at the same location, a closeup of which was shared here a few days ago. As per usual I made different compositions from a few spots, this being my favorite with the mossy rock and logs in the foreground.

 

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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18 Responses to 04.16.2020 ‘nother waterfall but no starburst

  1. Very Nice Steve! Here they closed all parks and nature areas. They barricaded all of them off, some with police manning the barricades. We can only go out for essentials! NJ probably has some of the most restrictions! Not too much in my small yard at my condo to photograph yet, But I have 32 external hard drives to go through to post images! Now that I am retired I have time to go through them! Stay safe!

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    • Good that you have such a deep archive to keep you busy, Reed. I imagine if we had the illness/death numbers of NYC and the surrounding area I wouldn’t be able to get out either. We’re not exactly rural but close enough so there is freedom of movement while still required to act responsibly. Not too much happening in my yard either quite yet.

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  2. You’re fortunate to have some freedom of movement, and I am very glad to see that you are taking advantage of it. This image, to me, is very peaceful. I like that.

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    • I guess that the majority of our population in MA is acting responsibly so a lockdown hasn’t been necessary as in other places. Aside from Nature the only places I go are for groceries, well a doctor appt yesterday, and the vast majority of folks are wearing their masks and keeping at a distance. There are some with no concern for others but not too many.
      As we’ve discussed, I do try to evoke peacefulness in my photography…aside from those chaotic cascades.

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      • Similar in California. The San Francisco Bay area has just instituted a masks required outside when you’re around other people. But not necessarily when you’re just out for a walk. Fortunately for us, there are many places we can still go. But it is ever so true that we all have to be responsible.

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      • In a way, I wish we had that requirement here. There is much encouragement to do so. I did our shopping this morning and was disappointed to see customers, mostly men, without masks. I don’t know what they are trying to prove. Guess they figure they don’t have to because the rest of us are. I am highly worried, just like a few million others, that this push to reopen will be a repeat of the 1918 flu epidemic with a rebound after a lull. Our governor was a healthcare CEO (of Harvard Pilgrim) so I know he understands the ramifications and has expressed doubts as to how quickly things will open again. Supposedly we are peaking now and if true the curve will start to decline but there is always a chance for a rebound as well.

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      • Best I can do is a homemade mask because at the beginning of this a whole bunch of people hoarded masks. I share your concern. It is very obvious that the grump doesn’t.

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      • They say that a homemade mask is sufficient. I have masks as a result of my old woodshop with a few remaining. And my sister in law had a bunch so has shared them with the family along with her homemade sanitizer brew. She is the main ergonomics person (one of the original people to work on getting asbestos banned) for the AFL-CIO so already had stuff on hand since that’s her job. I did find some on Amazon which are on their way. Not the N95s but suitable for shopping and they suggest adding a handkerchief to the inside for additional protection.
        He’s not the only one. I cannot believe the number of people who suggest that we need to trade off lives to protect the economy…”those old folks are going to die soon anyway”. BTW, I’m an old folk with health circumstances. 🙂

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      • I have some on order from Amazon which might arrive by the 27th. Meantime it’s going to be homemade. It’s very frustrating living in a society when a significant portion of that society neither understands significant issues that all of society faces, nor wants to understand them.

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      • Too true. Glad that you have some coming.

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  3. krikitarts says:

    It’s great that you’re still able to get out like this. There’s a good chance that NZ might ease back from Level 4 to Level 3 soon, and that should help. Take good care out there.

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    • It is great and I appreciate the opportunities I have. That said, I’d be happy to oblige with a lockdown if it was to save lives as has been the case in NZ. I don’t want us to rush things and then have a second wave that dwarfs the first as happened about a century ago.

      I am careful, only going to senior hours for shopping where available, wear my mask, clean the food stuffs, and wash my hands often although I am rarely in contact with others. I’ve had two almost experiences in the last few years. Not looking to let the third be the charm. 🙂

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  4. Those three lichen- or moss-covered rocks at the bottom are a nice touch.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I did a ‘scroll-crop’ down to the top of the largest fall, and liked the way the three logs came into their own. They make a nice focal point, themselves.

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