12.10.2020 Stick Season Waterfall

I haven’t made many images recently so more archive trolling.

This is a favorite spot although in recent years it is now considered trespassing to visit since it has been littered like crazy and the property owners discourage our being there.  Plus that large hemlock on the right has since fallen across the pool.  You might recognize it from previous posts as well as my About page.


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 12.10.2020 Stick Season Waterfall

  1. Does the fallen hemlock enhance potential photographs or distract from them, or possibly both, depending on where you stand?

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  2. Litter is becoming an even greater issue with Covid. Where I and my friends would previously pick up refuse left on the trail or at public places and carry it out, with the virus so prevalent, we now must pass it by and let it lay there for fear of contact with an infected object. Very sad.

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    • Fortunately I have been less visited areas so there has not been as much litter to deal with. I am not sure whether I would pick stuff up now or not. I do carry wipes and hand
      sanitizer in the car but getting infected matter on my gloves and clothing would be a worry. It is sad and even more so in some of our sacred natural places where idiots decide to not only trash a place but leave their mark on time worn surfaces that cannot easily be cleaned or, even worse when dug into a surface, restored. It should be easier to carry out water bottles etc as they are now empty.

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  3. Powerful & interesting image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely image of one of the region’s most picturesque waterfalls.

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    This really is a beautiful image. It’s always a shame and very aggravating when folks who don’t care ruin things for everyone else by leaving their trash everywhere they go. I wonder how they’d feel if we started dumping on their front yard, or better yet in their living room. Not that I’d encourage it, but I can’t help thinking it.

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    • Thanks, Todd! Sadly we see that behavior throughout society these days. A too large proportion of our population doesn’t care a bit about their actions and the effect they have on the environment or even lives of others.

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  6. krikitarts says:

    When I’m afield with cameras, I’ve developed a reliable habit of carrying an empty litter bag and collecting refuse that I find & taking it out with me for disposal, but it’s so sad that it’s not advisable any more. Happily, most folks here in NZ are very conscientious in that respect, but there’s still the occasional tissue that must be left where it lies. Sigh.

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    • I have also, Gary. And as others have mentioned we are not alone. It is a shame that we cannot safely do that now. Maybe once there is a vaccine that we can all rely on as safe and effective over the long term then our comfort will return. At least we know tissues will eventually decompose. Beer cans and water bottles, not so much.

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  7. In Jordan, where I lived as a child, they sent school kids out to collect litter in the countryside. I think that’s a pretty educational school trip, but the unfortunately doesn’t stop people littering. I find it a deeply thoughtless and selfish act. PS your image is striking.

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    • Thanks, Sel! People will do what people will do but sadly what they do isn’t often wise or thoughtful of others. There are many of us who do take cleaning the environment seriously but as with the one apple in a barrel it just takes a single individual to ruin it for all others.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I met a tiny waterfall recently — perhaps a foot tall! — and played around a bit, trying to smooth the water. My experimentation suggested that a tripod sure does have its uses. There’s a point at which I’m not steady enough to hand-hold the camera. Interesting. I presume you used a tripod for this?
    It really is a lovely image, atthough the dark and deep woods appeal to me as much as the water.

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    • Yup. You really need a tripod for most waterfall/cascade shots unless you don’t want to control the motion. You can almost always assume, without that awful adage, that I have used a tripod for almost anything aside from bug photography (generally here in the yard I use a flash and handhold) and even then the majority are.
      This one isn’t tiny, maybe 15′ tall, but the one I post most, Murphy Falls in Dean Brook, is at most 5′ and possibly less, I’ve never measured. Anything smaller I pretty much have to admit is a cascade.

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