05.04.2020 Downstream Chapel Brook

Prior to visiting Eliza’s Falls, I stopped by a section of Chapel Brook that I have shot a few times.  Until yesterday I have never been satisfied with my work there but this I think does make me happy with the outcome. We’ve had so much rain recently that all the local brooks are gushing and I had never seen this much flow at this location.

My first inclination is usually to get into the water and shoot head on. That would be difficult here because of a fallen tree stump in the middle of things and, as it turned out, there is a lot more to see from this angle which was also taken from in the water. And I really liked that redirected splash in the upper left corner of the cascades. It’s not very deep but the rocks are round and slippery and there was the occasional loose one.  I did stay dry.


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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15 Responses to 05.04.2020 Downstream Chapel Brook

  1. Nice photo! 🙂
    Have a great week!

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  2. Beautiful photography with some lovely milky white movement in the middle. When it comes to waterfalls, I avoid walking or stepping on anything that would be described as slippery, smooth and loose.

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    • Several years ago I was photographing a waterfall deep in the woods and was moving around to look for another angle when I stepped on the wrong rock and landed on my back. No harm but I learned to take it slow and make sure of my footing before taking another step.No phone service there and a tough rescue if it was needed.


      • Certain health conditions and lack of phone service in much of the best New Jersey woodland is what keeps me local. My wife worroes unless I go with a group.

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      • I think if she thought about it Mary Beth would worry also. But she has never known me to travel with a group and rarely with one other. As I age it seems like it would be wise. Maybe I’ll change.


  3. A dreamland made real. You certainly live in a beautiful area. This is a beautiful combination of static and flow. Color, and texture, and sound. Yes, I can hear it.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice shot, Steve. All the rain has really stepped up the flow lately. And more showers on the way will keep it that way I hope!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    Very nice, and nearly monochrome. It took me a while to find the face in this (I knew there had to be one): It’s in the midst of the darker cascade at lower left, with its hand in front of it, fingertips to its eyes. Peekaboo!


  6. Nice as always Steve!

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