Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Two Waterfalls

The next day we headed off northwest, toward Owen Sound, to check out some of our interesting waterfalls.  It spit rain on and off but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.  And our guest took us out to lunch too!

We stopped first at Walters Falls, to check out that waterfalls.  Only one building remains from the old sawmill, right beside the mill pond, but upstream at the second mill pond, the old water-powered feed mill still operates.  We stopped to step inside and listen to the thumping waterpower as we passed - the last commercially operated water-powered feed mill for livestock in Ontario.

The falls here is broken by a big ledge of bedrock in the middle, and you really only get a view from the side (without a challenging hike).  But I never tire of stopping to view waterfalls.

No tripod that day, but I tried the opposite, stopping the water with a high ISO and a fast speed.

Then we moved on to Owen Sound, and after lunch drove south to Inglis Falls on the edge of town, our favourite.  After Niagara Falls, many people would list this as their favourite escarpment waterfall.

I quickly hurried down the trail to the lower viewpoint, where you get a slightly different angle, and a larger picture of the Sydenham River starting to tumble down the ravine below the falls.

We were astounded at the amount of water going over the falls in mid-August.  Usually it's a gentle trickle at this time of year, but this is one effect of all the excessive rain we've had.

And of course a few more pictures playing with the splashing water.   ISO 800; speed 1/500th of a second.  It was a dull cloudy day spitting rain.

We stopped to read some of the interpretive info about the history of the Inglis Mill here, where my great-grandfather brought his wheat to be ground into flour.  Our guest thought the place was great!


14 comments:

  1. I love places like these...well, we both do.

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  2. You found some spectacular falls.

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  3. Hello!:) I'm sure your bother-in-law was as impressed as I am with these beautiful escarpment waterfall views. Just beautiful!:)

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  4. Wow you really are a waterfall fan! Lovely day out.

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  5. Hello, I love the sound of the waterfalls. Both are beautiful falls. Fantastic photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  6. I always enjoy your waterfall photos, FG.

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  7. It seems too long since I've seen some waterfall pictures from you. Thank you. :-)

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  8. Two beautiful waterfalls! Terrific shots!

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  9. Great stop-action shots of the water! You'll have to return to Inglis Falls and try a long exposure at the lower viewpoint. That would make a nice image.

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  10. Wonderful waterfalls!
    I got field tomatoes today!!!

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  11. The sound of falling water and the hypnotizing motion are certainly healing.

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  12. Great water falls. I can almost hear the water.

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  13. there is something about waterfalls, maybe it is the sound, the splash of water...

    your images are beautiful, you can almost feel it and thats what makes an image amazing!!!

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  14. i love waterfalls too. you did a wonderful job freezing the water.

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