Great Falls Park is a small National Park Service (NPS) site in Virginia. It is about a 20 minute drive from where I live. Situated on 900 acres along the banks of the Potomac River, the park is a disconnected but integral part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Great Falls of the Potomac River are near the northern boundary of the park, as are the remains of the Patowmack Canal, the first canal in the United States that used locks to raise and lower boats.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway was developed to ensure the easy linkage of George Washington's most visited places. Great Falls Park was a part of the Northern Virginia Parks system and was transferred to the NPS in 1966. A proposed bridge to span the falls was also considered but, due to a strong lobby to eliminate additional bridges over the Potomac and concerns over environmental impacts, the project was never undertaken (Wikipedia).
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pablominto (53746) 2007-11-04 4:45
Here I can see some fine autumn foliage taking on the seasonal colours!
Amazing to see such a location only a few minutes drive from your place...
I like the composition, with the rivers in the strong diagonal!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-11-04 4:50
Very interesting waterfall, I like this great scenery with the autumn trees in the background. Excellent POV, nice colors and light.
Have a nice week
ChrisJ (114735) 2007-11-04 5:58
A marvellous upstream view of the impressive cascades. Wonderful sharpness, with good motion blur in the water & superb Fall colours of gold. Tfs!
Gustaw (21670) 2007-11-04 6:04
Hi, my friend!
It is very interesting view. I very like all your nature. Beautiful rocks ans water. Good composition. Well done.
snunney (100116) 2007-11-04 6:39
A pretty composition of these cascades with good point of view and perspective. Very nice tones and textures. The rushing waters are very well captured.
plimrn (21344) 2007-11-04 8:19
Good to see you back out with your camera, I like the way you framed the falls to show their wide expanse. The golden trees give good contrast.
siolaw (38292) 2007-11-04 10:10
Nice POV and a great sight it must be with that succession of small falls... nice light and colors. Fine landscape picture and interesting note.
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-04 16:24
Belo visual e ótima textura das pedras.
Boa luz e luminosidade. Bonitas cores e contraste da água e pedras.
stego (24132) 2007-11-04 17:33
Great falls yes, but also a great photo. The view is very beautiful, but I am not sure if it's that easy to make great compos like this one. The autumnal colours of the BG adds to the wealth of textures and the turbulence of the water to produce a wonderful photo. The sharpness isn't bad, but it doesn't look great on my display.
axiotea (21651) 2007-11-04 20:39
This place looks great and I like the way you've presented it, showing well the waterfalls with behind the autumnal vegetation . Fine luminosity too!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-11-05 4:31
A piece of art in the nature...
Well captured of the water motion of the low fall and very nice Autumnal feeling...
leonine53 (2850) 2007-11-05 5:15
Très jolies ces chutes entourées de couleurs d'automne, toute bonne luminosité. Ce sont des paysages que j'apprécie beaucoup, des lieux de balade très agréables!
Bonne journée Marlyse ;-))
gracious (20025) 2007-11-05 9:31
Good shot with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
the exposure and focus is spot on!
well done and TFS
Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-05 10:25
Beautiful shot, really romantic atmosphere. The POV is very attractive, colours and lights are fascinating. I like the autumnal trees in the background, Very well done! Have a nice week
Gerrit (52089) 2007-11-05 14:20
good composition and excellent colours and light, The autumn is very well included all around the spectaculair falls.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-11-05 16:12
these waterfalls are very good and colors af autumn made a very good composition, very interesting, well done
Graal (102928) 2007-11-06 2:06
great place por photography, very nice waterfalls, fine composed image. I like it a lot. Good job.
vincz (19113) 2007-11-06 2:34
Beautiful falls, beautiful feeling of motion. The light is beautiful on the rocks. Very well done.
Tort (2266) 2007-11-06 5:25
Nice image of these waterfalls, great POV and clarity, very well captured and composed. Good colors and sharpness. Interesting note.
UnTrained (0) 2007-11-06 6:35
I like this water and rock composition with the wonderful upview. The water movement and foam is good captured and the autumn colours in the background are nice. I think a bit more sharpness in the middle of the capture would not be wrong.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Cretense (68703) 2007-11-06 13:26
Great falls, indeed! Beautiful landscape, greatly composed, with a fine diagonal perspective. Inmense depth of field and beautiful autumn colours in the background. Congratulations!
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-07 3:15
Hi Danilo, all these small water falls work very effective here, very good seen from you from a very good POV shot.
Have anice time.
I will come back...
andante (7092) 2007-11-07 7:01
Hi Danilo, the way you have manage the color palette in this image gives the impression to be looking into a painting rather than into a photo. It is always good to see what is going-on on your gallery.
bracasha75 (24589) 2007-11-07 13:42
Realy special falls and your image is on highst level
belido (19934) 2007-11-08 2:10
what a incredible nature presentation. I really like this point od view showing the beauty and strengh of the water surrounded by nice rock formation. Very nice work on that!
jhm (153776) 2007-11-08 8:18
Both pictures are very nice, certainly also the WS through the PP.
Very interesting waterfall, I like this great scenery with the autumn trees in the background.
Great image for the specialists trial, with them mountainbike about the rock toward the other side, step by step.
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
lucasgalodoido (22557) 2007-11-08 16:27
Very nice thios waterfalls, maybe a High f/stop and low speed made a interesting movement in water, but is very good this image!
Congratulations and Hug!
singuanti (15250) 2007-11-08 19:40
Hi Danilo. I’ve been meaning to go over there to check to see how low the water was from the drought but I see you beat me to it. I like your composition but I think you might benefit from more sharpness. Beautifully done Danilo!
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-11-09 4:23
What a lovely place. nice POV and framing.
Very well taken.
Thanks for sharing
Silvio1953 (144462) 2007-11-09 5:56
Hi Danilo, superb view of splendid waterfalls, splendid warm colors and wonderful light, very well done, ciao Silvio
placombe (7901) 2007-11-09 16:37
This is a great automnal shot. Numerous levels of rocks bring the water from the top to the bottom of the image.
Have a nice w/e
bakes888 (18499) 2007-11-09 23:18
Hi Danilo. Must be good to be out and about again. Nice capture. I love the autumn colours you have captured in this shot. Well composed with the layers of the falls adding depth to the shot. Thanks for sharing.
leo61 (0) 2007-11-09 23:37
A great shot of these cascades,taken from a good POV.Good light and nice tones of these autumnal trees.
carper (96) 2007-11-10 0:25
a fantastic photo Danilo,
you made a fantastic photo of this falls, good pov, fine details and a very good quality, I like it a lot, have a nice weekend.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-11-10 1:49
Great waterfall.Very nice composition and wonderfull colours,sharpness,well done.
berek (50504) 2007-11-10 4:38
I feel fall strongly. lovely colors and nature. have a nice weekend.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-11-11 7:51
There is lots of detail to focus on. Well composed.
meltemi (0) 2007-11-11 9:21
the colors you have captured are spectacular. I'm very impressed that you were able to get the light captured perfectly and still get the waterfalls to be sharp. The exposure is right on. Amazing.
Angshu (56758) 2007-11-13 19:49
Lovely series of cascades against the autumn foliage in the BG. Your use of shutter speed is optimum to show us the motion of the water. You're lucky to have such a beautiful place so close to your home.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-11-20 4:24
They are quite an impressive succession of rapids and I am only wondering what it would be when the river gets very full. The nice colours and the good compo made this photo very attractive. Well done.
mvdisco (17794) 2007-11-20 8:36
Beautiful picture of this water fall , good perpective and excellent POV. and autumn colors ..very well done..
gunbud (34066) 2007-11-20 21:22
Wonderful combination of lovely fall colors and fantastic natural scenery of the wild falls that is seen in all its lovely detail. The colors are clear and chrisp with excellent sharpness to this lovely wild image.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-11-26 0:20
It is good to note that you are out and about and taking photos again. You have spectacular landscapes there to explore. Your parks there are in grand scale just like this scene. I like the colorful autumn colors contrasting the dark rocks ... while the water creates a pleasing dynamics. Excellent work! tfs
zhelach (3626) 2007-12-10 7:56
Beautiful autumn scene! Wonderful colors!
Amazing falls! Beautiful rocks ans water!
Good composition! Bravo!
abahanikrira (9) 2007-12-13 7:33
very nice picture