Sunset from below Grand Falls

(click on the photo for a larger view)

I’ve seen pictures where Grand Falls is flowing with so much water it almost looks like a western version of Niagara Falls. In fact, the 184-drop of Grand Falls is higher than Niagara.

March of this year was probably the best time to actually see the water roaring over the edge, so I missed it by a few months. However, if I’d been there back in March, this shot wouldn’t have been possible. I’d likely be standing in at least 2-4 feet of raging water, if not more.

The shadows on the right side of the photo kind of reveal that the sun was going down behind me and it really cast a wonderful light on the waterfall itself. And those that follow my work know how much I love clouds in my shots, so I was extremely lucky and blessed to have some of the stormy stuff make it into the photo.

Technical jargon: I finally purchased some ND filters just for this very trip and this shot was created with five manually bracketed shots using an external shutter trigger, a 3 stop ND filter and a CPL filter.

4 replies
  1. linda woods
    linda woods says:

    Mike, this is stunning. Absolutely beautiful panorama. The colors in the rocks and water, plus the reflection in the water, and the clarity…wow.
    Linda

  2. Mark L Torrey
    Mark L Torrey says:

    Beautiful shot, rocks, water, shadows, clouds and all. HDR in color does this scene justice. Nice job!!

  3. Jim Weeks
    Jim Weeks says:

    Fantastic shot. I love waterfall shots and I’m still trying to learn HDR. Together they are Wonderful!!!!!

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