Grand Falls: A short little video

(Make sure to watch the video in 1080p glory!)

As promised, I put together a short little video on Grand Falls from our trip this past Saturday. If you watch it on YouTube, you’ll see a lot of links to other Grand Falls videos, some of which really show the power of the Falls when they are at peak flow. I think this is probably the only HD video of Grand Falls out there, but I really hope to someday capture them going nuts like in some of those others.

The Falls are just amazing. I hope the video gives you a better impression as to the scale of them, because it’s not always easy to tell from a simple photograph. My daughter did her best impression of a foreground object and I think it helps a lot *grin*

Next year I plan on doing a lot more video and also hopefully a long time-lapse. This was the first time using my 5D Mark II for video and sadly there’s a nice dust spot on the lens (My Tamron 17-35mm 2.8), plus some herky-jerky movements. Hopefully it doesn’t induce any motion sickness for you all.

I have to say…I do love the quality of the HD video though…pretty remarkable. Can’t wait to dig into it more. Will be using it to document some of my stormchasing adventures this summer.



  • Rick Young

    Great job Mike!

  • Heath O’Fee

    Very cool!

  • Chris Nitz

    Nice little informative video. I would love to come see this in person!

  • Chris Frailey

    Nice job Mike. Nice having the built in HD cam huh.

  • James Brandon

    Bravo Miko. Please clean your lens now 🙂

  • Jason Hines

    Beautiful place and great vid Mike. It’s nice to see the falls in motion.

  • Scott Ackerman

    Very cool! The sheer size of that thing is impressive. Would definitely be worth a stop on my AZ trip in the future.

  • Steve Beal

    Really cool video – that place looks off the charts!

  • Kristi Hines

    Maybe it could be the natural version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? 🙂 Great video – can’t wait to see that area in person one day!

  • jina

    I was waiting to see “Mike Scott Joint” at the end of the video. 🙂

  • Chris Stern

    Thanks for sharing and great job with the video. Hopefully, you were able to capture many great photos for us to see on the blog in the future.

  • murphyz

    Glad to see the video after your recent image, watched in full glory – thanks; wouldn’t have noticed the dust spot had you not pointed it out 🙂

  • Mark Blundell

    super work – nice to see the falls from the bottom – thats exactly what I was saying at the start of the video – get down ‘there’!