Sunday, July 19, 2009

Waterfalls Galore!


A beautiful hike today near Duanesburg. A "short" hike and reasonably flat, this was enjoyable. All I did with the photo above and below is to slow the shutter speed a bit. With no tripod, getting the photos sharp took some patience as I braced the camera on rocks, logs, etc.

The photo above shows the larger of the two falls. Beyond that log is a swimming hole which was being enjoyed by a woman who wouldn't have appreciated me taking her photo. I had to get down low and photograph with the log in my view. It is such a small space I doubt that I would have been able to get the entire waterfall had I moved closer, so it all worked out.

The falls above and below are the same; however, I added a glow filter to the image below.

I love days like today! These memories are what I cling to in order to make it through the winter!

9 comments:

trishalyn said...

GORGEOUS!!! These are truly beautiful...you captured the flow of the waterfalls just perfectly...and without a tripod!!! I've never quite gotten a handle on how to get the water to look so silky. Wonderful job!!! (Maybe we could go back there some afternoon after I get out of work? Please?) :-)
P.S. Re the last two images...I like the filter you applied (especially when view enlarged), but to tell you the truth, I like the image without the filter better! :-)

Joel MacKenzie said...

These are great! Good Job!

David said...

Nice set of photos. Looks like a very relaxing place to visit. What does in look like in the winter? May-be you will visit again.

lindsey said...

wow they are all so pretty i love it. keep up the great work.

J.L.Velez said...

Great shots! I really love the second one because of that misty look and the green surrounding everything. You're right, days like yesterday help us get through the dark cold winter!

Zezee's View said...

Wow, these are wonderful! What a great place to spend a long afternoon just relaxing. All of them are just beautiful!

Bridget said...

these are beautiful!
the first is my favorite .
i love the way the rocks in the foreground create balance.

philmary said...

I am with Bridget these are beautiful,very beautiful. However I like the last two;having more staircases and the last one over all because the slower speed gives the water more volume

Linda said...

Really very nice. Of the last two, I like the first (without the filter) because even though the water looks milky, there is still some detail.