I'm not sure the name of these falls, although the locals call them Coyote falls, from the great-grand-daughter of the original water master in this area. Further down the river are the Upper Falls of the Provo River which are more well known. This is a short hike, 1/2 mile, down from the outlet of Trial Lake. This picture is taken at the point of confluence of the two rivers.
I photographed this after sundown in this location, which comes somewhat early in the day due to the high mountians to the west. Altitude here is about 9600 ft above sea level, and there are 12,000 ft mountains all around.
I exposed this using a polarizing filter to reduce light so that I could take a long expsoure, as I didn't have any other form of ND with me. Again I'm not sure if I like the idea of long exposures and cotton candy (did this for you Robert), but it seems most people like photos like that. I did make an exposure for myself at 1/15 of a second, but had someone enter the image on the left rock area and I just didn't feel like editing them out.
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kerusso (112) 2006-08-19 23:48
Beautiful photo. I am partial to portraits, but I find this landscape very soothing. Very well done, and very lovely! Keep up the good work!
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2006-08-20 0:10
Beautiful shot. It is amazing how after 2 sec shot you still have all the trees/leaves in almost perfect focus. The colours are excellent and the water movement is superb. The composition is also excellent with the two water lines crossing in the top third of the picture. Well done.
gelor (3229) 2006-08-20 5:25
Une belle image bien composée avec de superbes couleurs. Le choix de vitesse a été très judicieux pour donner de la vie supplémentaire à l'ensemble. Excellent ! Merci.
stefi (1230) 2006-08-20 7:35
Hi Dana, the composition looks good for me, with a sinuous line going from left to right and left.
The choice of a so long shutter speed was in my opinion right. I think that I prefer this (or, in alternative a 1/4 sec, with water well blurred) because you can have the contrast between a stady rock and a moving reality, the water.
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-08-20 9:04
I love this. Truly beautiful. Best wishes.
rmatthews (945) 2006-08-22 2:27
Very nice...I'm glad that your conscious bothers you enough to take pictures for me (seeing as I haven't been out taking pictures of anything meaningful for a while).
Typical Dana Rees quality...very good artistically, very good technically, very well done.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-08-23 2:32
Hi Dana. Wonderful capture of these great falls. Perhaps a figure in the scene might give the falls scale? I love the colour of the rocks these falls spill over. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
guillaumejm (0) 2006-08-28 17:34
Helle again dana,
Wonderfull waterfall. I like waterfall pictures and have tried some (even if the one I get get close to home are small ones!). I've posted some in this theme : En parallèle au carnet de voyage sur la
I like very much the light and the exposure time you used that is very appropriate to this type of falls.
The sharpness is really perfect.
dareco (17134) 2007-10-08 22:30
I've been having fun looking threw your gallery! Thank you! I especially like this as it's very different than anything I've ever seen. I like the layers of rock. Great color and pov. TFS
- Copyright: Dana Rees (danarees) (2502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor EDIF 18-70, Digital ISO 100, B+W Linear Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 23:46
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