Friday, November 20, 2015

Hogg's Falls

A few weeks ago, back in October actually, I stopped by Hogg's Falls to check a geocache, and took long enough to snap a few pictures of the falls too.  I've been practicing using slow speeds to get those nice misty waterfall pictures.

This is the usual view of the falls.  It's an easy short walk from the parking lot, and you can safely stand at the top of the falls to get a picture.  It's a straight vertical drop about 20 feet to the ravine below.

But if you're a little more adventurous, you can climb down a short cliff to the stream below.  It's not difficult, as there are shelves in the limestone to step on, and someone has tied a rope that provides a handhold.

Once you're down there you get a view from below the falls.  I didn't take my tripod, so these are all just handheld, and the exposures are 1/4 seconds long.  I'm practicing holding the camera steady enough to enable that, and it works.

I always take more pictures than I need to, but it's fun nonetheless!  There's some interesting history of an old mill built here by William Hogg in the late 1800's.  I'm going to have to read up on that so I can share that story too.

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17 comments:

  1. so very beautiful
    so much water
    must be wonderful to be there

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  2. Nice waterfall! And good shots. Now use a circular polarizer and put your camera on a tripod - and use 1/500th of a second shutter speed. (That usually works for me)

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  3. Those are beautiful waterfall shots. Linda gave a good suggestion. From one of my photography courses back in the day was to lean against a solid object thus making yourself into a tripod. Here is another. As the camera is time exposing hold your breathe to stop any movement.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  4. You captured those falls beautifully.

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  5. Fabulous handheld captures Stew. beautiful waterfall.

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  6. Wonderful shots! How nice that it's so close to the parking lot!

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  7. Good morning, what a beautiful waterfall. Lovely photos. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. You are steady. I am not! What a great job!

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  9. Nice waterfall shots indeed. I often use a ledge or lean against something to keep my hand steady in low light. These are making me think about going back to my camera instead of my phone all the time. :-)

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  10. It is such a great waterfalls. The water going over that falls must be fed by a good size source. I like seeing shots of falls.

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  11. Your work on different settings is paying in spades! Hope you have a nice fire in the hearth this weekend. We are just now getting below 50 F. down here in central Texas.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful waterfall and photos -- I always take both slow-speed and fast photos, although like you I prefer the slow-speeds.

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  13. Gorgeous captures of a gorgeous waterfall!

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