Thursday, February 26, 2015

More of Hogg's Falls

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.

 In the hopes this is accepted as a 'fence', 
I'm linking to: 

27 comments:

  1. Very pleasing results indeed: Beautiful Photos!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. the snow poofs on the guard rails made me smile. :) a good fence, for sure. :) love the falls and the frozen ice to the sides!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful photos ! I find if I wear the little black gloves that one size fits all from the dollar store whilst I am out in the cold taking photos they keep my hands fairly warm and they aren't big and bulky so you can use your camera buttons with ease , I have Arthritis in my hands in the cold and these gloves work pretty well even if ya have to wear two pairs . Another frigid extreme cold alert . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stunning winter shots! I especially love the first one.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great shots - and I agree - that makes a good fence. Love the waterfall photos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice waterfall shots! Good for you for hauling your tripod out to the falls.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome shots. Yes, cold fingers and a long walk through the deep snow but it was well worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, perfect timing for the falls.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Burrrr! Great fence and snow/ ice shots.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The waterfalls is gorgeous.. Lovely snow and ice scenes.. Great shots! Happy Weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great shots! :)
    I'm beginning to freeze just trying to
    figure out how cold it must be there :))
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

    ReplyDelete
  12. Guard rails definitely qualify as fences in my book! I have never tried a long exposure on waterfalls but plan to (at last) whenever the weather gets warmer. Nice shots you took!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great shots! I love how the snow is piled high on top of the posts!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ohhh, I LOVE the waterfall in these shots. And those funny bumps on the guard rails makes me smile. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Shark, from My Quality Day, sent me here, and I'm very glad she did! Wonderful photos and interesting narration in this two-part series on Hoggs Falls. I expect to be a regular reader.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, my goodness, yes, that qualifies as a fence. I love it...and love the waterfalls shots. And the others as well.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great pictures as usual. I particularly like the ones of the falls.

    ReplyDelete
  18. OH My Gosh... Love that waterfall. Why don't you show us a post of that falls in each season? It is so beautiful... Beautiful snow also...

    Love the 'fence'
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hogg falls is amazing when its frozen...beautiful. TFS. sure the guard rails qualify.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love all these shots! They're just so amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love all these shots! They're just so amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wonderful shots of the falls and the ice and the water.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love slowed pictures of falls like that. I've been too lazy to learn how to do it with my camera.

    ReplyDelete