I arrived at about 8:30 and found that the clouds were nearly non-existent. Normally, I would abandon the shoot and head off to something else, or home. I knew that this waterfall was shielded from the sunlight for the majority of the morning, and clouds were just a little extra insurance against highlights. I made the quick hike out to the Falls and found that the water was better than I had seen it in a very long time, but wasn't as good as it had been during the floods from some of the pictures I had seen. Regardless, I was here, and there was good water so I set the camera up.
I chose to really take advantage of the full water, and planned on getting up close to this really long waterfall. Since I couldn't jump the gorge, I fitted my 70-200mm lens for some reach, and I added an intensifying polarizer to the end. I found a good location that omitted some of the close up tree branches since those would be too close to remain in focus. I then started to frame up some compositions.
|A Little Spray|
|Listen to the Rhythm|
|Take the Step|
I wish that there was more that I do with this waterfall, but there is about one single position where it can be shot well. From here, you can do a lot, but I would love to be able to move around the subject and capture it from different angles. In spite of that, I was still able to collect 39 frames from this single waterfall. From those, I chose five that I really liked, which is actually pretty good. I'll probably just add one of them to the gallery though, since all of the pictures are of the same subject.