High Force is one of the largest waterfalls in England, located on the upper reaches of the river Tees it can be seen from either the south bank of the river, as here, or from the north bank as is more usual. To reach this particular vantage point an envigorating walk must be taken along the river taking about an hour to reach. It is however well worth the effort as the route is along the Penine Way through some wonderful scenery and you also pass the less famous Low Force at Bowlees.
This photograph was taken after a period of considerable rainfall and the river is very high. Most photographs you see of High Force will only have water flowing over the left hand cataract (as we look here). To see water in such abundance over the fall is uncommon since the construction of Cow Green reservoir in the High Tees valley (completed 1971)
Not much post production trickery here, I've darkened the sky slightly and tweaked the colour up a touch but otherwise pretty much as the shutter went beep.
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Greg1949 (9011) 2007-01-06 8:19
Awesome, nice location great picture, crisp and colorful.
cobbydale (1958) 2007-01-06 8:26
Great shot Martin, you have realy captured the strength of the falling water - I can almost hear it thundering down the drop. Well done. Leon.
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-01-06 8:42
Thank you Martin for showing us the falls after the rains,they were worth the walk!
Good composition,good POV.Like your shot very much.
TFS, regards Jean.
GREGG (7882) 2007-01-06 8:47
so this looks in DRI (dynamic Range Increase)
sebak (79) 2007-01-06 10:33
Hi, nice picture! Well done!
four (529) 2007-01-06 12:48
Here's a picture of it in full flood in 1968 - before the Dam was built upstream.
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-01-07 5:27
Martin, excellent shot. Never heard of this and at first I thought it was anywhere but the uk. Great pov. Splendid Martin.
danyy (0) 2007-01-08 12:37
il y a de la puissance et du fracas dans cette cascade.
Un tas de POV étaient possibles , celui-ci est très bon.
feather (51130) 2007-01-09 10:43
I've never seen it with both sides flowing; it just goes to show how much rain there has been lately. It's just over an hours drive for me and it is on my list for the near future as I think this is the best time of year for it.
This is a fantastic viewpoint and you have really captured the power. Well done
- Copyright: martin hardy (Rumblestripe) (306)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: konica minolta z3
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-06 8:10