Some Pennsylvania Waterfall Images

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Gene J. Paull
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Some Pennsylvania Waterfall Images
May 15, 2011

Very quick - I've been out and about in SW PA the past few days. It's been very wet - here's some shots with very little PP. Camera - D700, lens - 16-35.

Cucumber Falls Closeup and Personal

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Cucumber Falls During a Thunderstorm

Upper Jonathan Run Falls

Lower Jonathan Run Falls

No Name Falls
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In reply to Gene J. Paull, May 15, 2011

Welcome to Southwest PA! I hope you enjoyed your time here & yes it's been another one of those wet spring/summers.

Here's a 2009 shot from my old Pentax K200D, which I sold for a K7 then sold all my Pentax gear for a D700.

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Great set of images. Thanks for posting

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Gene J. Paull wrote:

Very quick - I've been out and about in SW PA the past few days. It's been very wet - here's some shots with very little PP. Camera - D700, lens - 16-35.

Nice! I love waterfall shots.

What shutter speed did you use?

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Very nice
In reply to Gene J. Paull, May 16, 2011

Good compositions, good light, good technique!

Thanks for posting,

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Zane,

Thanks for the comments. Here's the EXIF info.

Image #1 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
1/3s f/14.0 at 22.0mm iso200

Image #2 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
1/6s f/14.0 at 16.0mm iso200

Image #3 - Lower Jonathan Run Falls - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 1/3s f/14.0 at 26.0mm iso200

Image #4 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
0.60s f/11.0 at 24.0mm iso200
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In reply to Todd Jones, May 16, 2011

Todd,

Good shot - the tree limbs are not blocking the view. I tried to get that same perspective, but too many branches in the way. It hasn't stopped raining since I've been here! Here's one of Cucumber Falls during a thunderstorm. Today is Monday, it's dripping outside - good time for a drive up to Hells Hollow Falls. Was out in Latrobe and Linn Run yesterday (Sunday) and on and off rain all day. I need to bottlesome and take it back to Texas with me as we're in a drought.

Cucumber Falls During a Thunderstorm, Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 1/6s f/14.0 at 26.0mm iso200
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All very nice !

I need to make an effort to go and find Cucumber Falls sometime. It's truly a shame that with so many rivers and stream on this side of the Commonwealth that we have so few waterfalls (compared to the Eastern half)...

Here is a shot of Hell's Hollow that I took several years ago with my humble D50:
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In reply to Gene J. Paull, May 16, 2011

Well since we're posting waterfall photos... lol

here are a couple from the north coast of Taiwan.

These falls are connected to an old Gold mine.

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In NO WAY am I saying anything negative about your shots . . I am only speaking for myself and offering possible food for thought. But I never like the 'sugar water' waterfall shots I see everywhere these days . . as I never 'feel' the power of the water or a sense of nature . . as they always seem like a fantasy place, not reality. Of course we are all different . . no right or wrong. I never 'hear' the water on 'sugar water' photos (if you know what I mean). smile Never 'feel' the mist on my face. Or sense the power of the water hitting the rocks etc. I like to try to stop the water a good bit if I ever shoot a waterfall. Just a preference. And in no way do I think anyone should feel the same as I. Anyone feel the same?
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maby you can try multiexposure...
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I took this one with 10 shots

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I just use fast shutter speed

mark wrote:

I took this one with 10 shots

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Great photos, I can never pass up a good waterfall photo
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filter used ?
In reply to Gene J. Paull, May 16, 2011

thanks for sharing the exposure info, did you use a ND or some other filter as well ?

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Zane,

Thanks for the comments. Here's the EXIF info.

Image #1 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
1/3s f/14.0 at 22.0mm iso200

Image #2 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
1/6s f/14.0 at 16.0mm iso200

Image #3 - Lower Jonathan Run Falls - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR 1/3s f/14.0 at 26.0mm iso200

Image #4 - Nikon D700 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
0.60s f/11.0 at 24.0mm iso200
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Just a circular polarizer.
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D700/16-35 combo ended my use of FE2/primes/film
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Hi again everyone,

Just wanted to say that the D700/16-35 combination finally ended my use of FE2 and primes. I took the FE2 along, with some good slide film and 24/35/50 mm primes - never used them. The lighting was really tricky - I metered with the histogram. This would have been impossible with the film - it would have been a roll per shot. This was my first real outing with the D700 and really liked everything about it. I have had a D80 for a number of years and always shot film along side it - I guess those days are over now.
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knox wrote:

In NO WAY am I saying anything negative about your shots . . I am only speaking for myself and offering possible food for thought. But I never like the 'sugar water' waterfall shots I see everywhere these days . . as I never 'feel' the power of the water or a sense of nature . . as they always seem like a fantasy place, not reality. Of course we are all different . . no right or wrong. I never 'hear' the water on 'sugar water' photos (if you know what I mean). smile Never 'feel' the mist on my face. Or sense the power of the water hitting the rocks etc. I like to try to stop the water a good bit if I ever shoot a waterfall. Just a preference. And in no way do I think anyone should feel the same as I. Anyone feel the same?
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I went to Hell Hollow yesterday. The water level was dangerously high - up to the first levels of the steps. Needless to say, I could not get in position to take a shot of the falls.
Your image is great.
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In reply to Gene J. Paull, May 17, 2011

Gene,

Hell Run is a finicky creek.... Most times in the warmer months it's so dry that there is hardly any water flowing over the falls. This time of the year it swells so high that it is like you said - dangerous...

It is perhaps one of the most interesting falls in the area though. Springfield Falls is also very pretty but someone recently built a structure right near the top of the falls and it totally corrupts the beauty of the scene.

It is a shame there are only so may falls on this side of Pa. Supposedly we may (finally) see some sunlight this weekend... Maybe then Hell Run will be a little more tame?

Joe

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I went to Hell Hollow yesterday. The water level was dangerously high - up to the first levels of the steps. Needless to say, I could not get in position to take a shot of the falls.
Your image is great.
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