Lower Copeland Falls - Rocky Mountain National Park
After walking a through the thick, dark, creaking woods of the Wild Basin area for a short while one hears the rushing of the North Fork of the St. Vrain river growing. Descending the hillside brings you to this small but powerful fall in the dark woods ...
I have posted a pair of images of this place in autumn (see Waterfalls Theme). I really wanted to get it with my new filter in Spring at the height of its power .. as the winter snow melts off the high peaks.
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KellEy (1237) 2007-06-10 19:02
It looks like a cloud on the earth.
Cormac (26563) 2007-06-10 19:42
Great waterfall shot! I like the softness of the water as it tumbles down, looking very cottony and unthreatening, which is very unsual for a waterfall. I like the tree and bush too, because they naturally frame the falls. Well done!
amir_a (26) 2007-06-10 20:28
lovely effect with the water.
very nice pic
gunbud (34066) 2007-06-10 20:31
What a wonderful sight to come to after a vigorous hike. Lovely long exposure shows this milky white water roaring through the Forrest. Wonderful framing of the stream between trees.
jwmunro (286) 2007-06-10 20:46
Hello John -
I don't think I have seen Copeland Falls portrayed so well. the exposure looks to be spot on and the veiling is perfect. Well done!
thank you for sharing.
adores (42267) 2007-06-10 20:48
This is a great composition! Great exposure showing a beautiful waterfall. The effect is fantastic.
Very well done!
asajernigan (21427) 2007-06-10 21:22
The long exposure was very appropriate here. The effect it has on the rushing water is great. The sharpness and DOF are outstanding as is the lighting and color. Your other shots of these falls are very nice as well.
mzmehr (918) 2007-06-11 2:14
This one is a little diffrent in your latest photo, that's why other photoes are static and calm composition but this one is moving and full of energy
wonderful framing and colors
thanks for that
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-11 2:38
Olá John, it really has a powerful sense of speed and strengh, here. I like the way you used the trunk and pinetree leaves to frame the falls. Beautiful effect from the long exposure of 3s. Great shot.
jemaflor (91279) 2007-06-11 5:57
Well captured this water, good effect, good frame with trees, well done.
feather (51130) 2007-06-11 7:35
Waterfalls - one of my favourite subjects ... and taken with a slow shutter. there seems to be lots of power in this one! I like the way you framed it with the tree trunk on one side and the branches on the other, perfectly focused.
snunney (92542) 2007-06-11 8:31
Nice composition and excellent exposure management to capture the magnificence of this cascade in full flow.
lcarolan (948) 2007-06-11 14:23
the fine detail of the foliage contrasts nicely witrh the glowing blur of water. Looking through the forest gives a real feeling of depth. Regards, Larry
Angelillo (9374) 2007-06-11 16:07
The water in this mood is quite impressive. I like its texture, like cotton, the movement sensation. And I like too the light in the water, brighting at the midde of the forest shadows. Very well done! Thanks.
evanrizo (456) 2007-06-11 18:13
Hi John, everythink flows also the trees with the water. A very effective and nice image.
Enidlareg (2317) 2007-06-12 16:43
Very beautiful falls !
I appreciate particularly the effect that you gave to your photo.
It's seems like a magic, marvellous forest...
Thanks for making us dreaming !
ahmetgedikli (25593) 2007-06-15 18:47
Great POV and excellent captured! Beautiful colors, sharpness and good lighting. Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
batalay (37449) 2007-06-15 23:25
I like this genre very much, with the 3-second exposure of a rapidly moving white water. The extreme sharpness of the bark on the tree (foreground) stands in such dramatic contrast to the amorphous water. I notice that you had submitted this image on my birthday, June 10. Wonderful series, but I'll come back to the others later.
Warm regards, have a rejuventing weekend.
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, B&W 58mm 1.8 ND
- Exposure: f/22, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Waterfalls, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 18:28