I like this picture because the earth suddenly stops and you see the power of the water coming down. The signs warn for the obvious danger but nobody pays attention. The girl is sitting there relaxed, observing the beauty of the stream going down.
I took this picture years ago with my film SLR and 50mm 1.8, Kodak Ektar 125 ASA film. I had that combination for years, nothing else. It makes you think more about composition and move around more. After digital P&S I have a SLR again, digital. I sold my zooms and tried primes again. It's more fun.
This picture is uncropped, scanned with CanoScan 600, just some USM.
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FORJP001 (3819) 2006-05-02 12:58
Two danger signs: Which one is the good one? The answer is: when in doubt just choose by yourself the better of the two.
According to the photographer's note, it appears that a lot of technical thinking and detailed analysis were done on his photographic equipment before shooting this one. The result is wonderful.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-05-02 16:25
This shot certainly raises a smile - which of the two points is more dangerous? Even without the presence of the people who are ignoring the warnings, this would still be an amusing image.
It's also a shot with a lot of power in it - namely the waterfall itself, and the different than usual point of view is good, considering how well known the location is (even to someone like me who's never been there).
ckuhn55 (2670) 2006-05-02 16:52
Powerful photo, especially if you have been here. I was here many years ago when I called on Toronto, passed thru the boarder many times. Took a few pictures in 98. Now it's 2006 and I have different equipment and must more passion for the art. I'm also working in NY the whole state, so I plan a visit to this wonderful location in the summer, part work, part fun..cheers
vapours (8264) 2006-05-02 21:19
What I like here is the way that the water fall seems to appear from absolutely nowhere, as if coming from thin air. Although its only taken in 1998, to me the photo has a very 1980 retro feel to it which I like also.
I have just got into the world of primes (also got a 50mm) and I am enjoying it so far.
sun_web (665) 2006-05-03 2:30
Good shot Gilbert. Thanks for scanning and sharing - Sunil
postvikram (1199) 2006-05-05 4:24
Nice POV indeed. Very good for a scanned pic.You have shown two aspects here, the massiveness of the watrfall and also the unmindful people. Very nice indeed.
Thanks for sharing - Vikram
banyanman (7789) 2006-06-18 10:19
Very good framing, Gilbert. Quality is quite good for an old scan. I wonder if there is a sign over the edge that says "Well, we warned you!" Cheers . . . David
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-21 5:23
Hi Gilbert, mooie plaat zeg! bord komt prima naar voren, goede belichting, pov en dof. TOP! groet arnoud
paura (46464) 2006-08-18 14:30
Very interesting shot, Gilbert.
I can feel the water!
pari_ali (433) 2006-11-14 18:08
WOOW! Just the sky and then all that powerful water falling with barely anything in between that is one heart stopping sight. Terrific angle I must say. The girl sitting there so calmly is actually a total contrast to the the immensity of the power of the waterfall.