Wednesday, March 16, 2016

McGowan Falls

McGowan Falls is both a milldam and a drop over a rocky ledge on the Saugeen River, just as it flows into the town of Durham about half an hour west of the valley.  We passed by on a longer drive and stopped for a few minutes; the falls was really roaring!

With the milldam included, the falls is quite wide, so I tried a panoramic shot with my iphone.  I'm quite pleased with how it captured the entire scene.

I haven't been here before during the high spring runoff, so I've never seen it with this much water flowing.  I really must get some different seasonal shots of all these waterfalls to show you the difference.

Looking a bit to the right, I captured the milldam itself, and the water was just thundering over the dam; usually it's just a trickle here, with the main flow through the channel on the left over the rocks.

In the bright sun I could expose these at a very fast speed, only 1/4000th of a second, so I did virtually 'stop' the water.

An interesting closer shot - hard to avoid the whites getting washed out a little with part of the picture so dark.

 I did try one slow exposure, this one at 1/8th of a second, giving quite a different appearance.

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And today I'm trying a video; seems to work on my desktop, but not on my ipad.  No idea how it will work for you, but would appreciate comments either way!



12 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and the video is great to , it can get very loud with all that water rushing over . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  2. Gorgeous, it's nice that you are playing with setting and open to learning new things about photography. I am viewing this on my iPad and the video area is white, nothing appears in that area!!

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  3. Great video, super noisy water rushing down, and your settings show that in different ways, love the milky flow, and also the froth.I am seeing your video on my Laptop .

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  4. That's a wide waterfall! And lots of water flowing over right now.

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  5. Hello, it is a beautiful waterfall. Spring is great for seeing high water on the falls. Great photos and video. Happy Thursday, Enjoy your day!

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  6. That's a lovely waterfall and milldam. Had to look up the meaning of milldam, obvious when I thought about it. I liked the video, it works just fine, but I like the pictures better. :-)

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  7. the video worked on my mac, gorgeous!!!!

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  8. It's a beautiful waterfall this time of year. The video works fine at my computer. I've got a waterfall coming up that I should have videoed. Next time I go, I'll shoot a video.

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  9. Beautiful photos of the waterfall. Spring runoff is a great time to capture them.

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  10. Fantastic photos of the falls.

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  11. Your movie worked wonderfully. I like seeing the whole area. Great photos.

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