Sunday, August 12, 2012

Brandywine Falls On A Rainy Morning

One of the better times to shoot waterfalls is early or late in the day, with overcast skies.  I had just such a chance recently on a weekend morning.  Even better than the overcast skies was the recent heavy rains which made the falls here look better than they have all summer long.  This is Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  If you live nearby you'll definitely recognize them.  If you live outside of northeast Ohio you can read more about these falls on the National Park Service site here.

To make this shot I balanced the camera and tripod on the outside edge of the viewing platform.  Even with a wide angle lens I had to make two shots and stitch them together into a panorama of sorts.  That way I get the falls and some of the rocks down below in a single image.  The water was muddy and discolored in places and even though it was impressive to see in person, the black and white version looks nicer than full color.  At least I think so.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.


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