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Wicked Dark
03-03-2010, 01:01 PM
So a couple friends and I decided late yesterday to head to a nearby brook to photograph the falls. Weather was to be overcast with possible snow showers and with the recent rain and melt, the water should have some drama. Luckily there were no downed trees on the 1-lane dirt road in although the road wasn't plowed all the way to the trail-head.

On the way in, the sky turned colors for about a minute and a half. We waded up a little hill in knee-deep snow for a few seconds of glory -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/4403717371_132bf9a340_b.jpg

Then onto the falls. I have a soft spot for black and white treatments of fast moving streams with snow and these just lent themselves so perfectly -

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4403642697_240682fa6f_b.jpg

Further downstream the shape of the water flowing over this rock caught my attention so I climbed back down the bank and set the tripod nearly to its highest stance for this one. A bit of cropping was all it took to focus on the shapes -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4403642703_3f4958cd74_b.jpg

And just so you can get an idea of what color there is at Senter Falls, a color shot. I really liked the pop of green at the top, it seems to bring depth and richness to the browns of the rocks and trees. Also dig that little rivulet running down the rocks on the left.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4403642673_77da96df86_b.jpg

After this we headed to town to a favorite diner for breakfast. It was great.

Thanks for checking it out. Comments welcome.

Marko
03-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Lovely set for sure; well done! can't be sure which one my fave is here...close call between 4 and 2.....I think 4 tho.

Mad Aussie
03-03-2010, 04:27 PM
I agree but I'm going for shot 2. :)

AntZ
03-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Wonderful series. The B&W falls are my faves

zenon5940
03-03-2010, 05:52 PM
Good shots! #4 is my preferred ...

edG
03-03-2010, 06:02 PM
very good set, love the B&W

Bambi
03-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Love them all. favourite is #2 with 34 close behind!! well taken.

Fortytwo
03-04-2010, 03:36 AM
Very nice set indeed. Really like them! :)

Wicked Dark
03-04-2010, 07:06 AM
Thanks all. It really is a great location and one I'd like to return to since the guys I was with were all anxious for breakfast when I could have stood another 1/2 hour or so. Ah well...it isn't going anywhere.

Rinkdaddy
03-04-2010, 08:33 AM
I like the falls pictures. Felt like the water was going to pour right out of my monitor onto my desk.

JAS_Photo
03-04-2010, 11:05 AM
Very nice set!

Wicked Dark
03-04-2010, 07:33 PM
Thanks everyone.

Here's another that is a late arrival. The axe-blade shape of that stone caught me and the little fall underneath it. Don't know if it works, but it makes me remember being there and that's all right.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/Smugmug-on-edge/802483842_dt65F-XL.jpg

The rocks are not just wet - there's a thin coating of ice on them; that's why they're so shiny.