Not only did I get out in the cold and walk in to Hogg's Falls yesterday, but I took my tripod too. I've been very lazy about doing that, but for certain sorts of waterfall shots, it's a necessity.
So I set my tripod up carefully at the edge of the cliff (it's farther back than you think, because it's a zoom lens), set the camera to shutter priority, and chose a slow speed of about 1/4 second. This was a good speed to get that beautiful curtainy effect with the falling water.
During the summer, you can climb down a short cliff using the rocky ledges as steps, and get a photo from right out in front of the falls. But in the winter such climbing is definitely not something I'd try, so I had to be happy with these pictures from above.
I didn't fiddle around with exposures and filters on these shots, just set it up and took several shots before my fingers froze totally! But I"m very pleased with the results.
I snowshoed back the short distance to the car, taking a few more shots of the river above the falls, and then headed down the Lower Valley Road as the river tumbled over boulders in the woods beside the road.
At two points you get to see it again, where it passes under the road and back again. This view looks downstream, and that big white curve in the foreground is the edge of a huge culvert the river flows through.
And this is the next road crossing, showing the ice shelves that often develop along the edges of the water, looking upstream.
Does this qualify as a fence? I've noticed the snow piled on top of the guardrail posts here every time I've driven by in the winter.