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Linn Jaw

By discreetphoton  
Keen to find some new locations, I searched my local OS map for signs of anything remotely interesting. Having spotted a waterfall tucked away in a valley five minutes from my house, I thought I would investigate. I thought I would be looking at some small rapids and low angles. I certainly wasn't expecting to find a gorge like this! I took my father (kaybee) back there a couple of days later for a better look.
The last set of falls is about fifteen feet, and you can only reach this spot by wading through several feet of fast moving water. Cue rubber pants and radios Wink
What's really incredible to me is that my family have lived here almost my entire life, and we have never heard this place mentioned, or seen another photograph of it. We only live three miles away.

Tags: Away World In General Town From The Of For Waterfall Anyone People 200 000 50 Hidden Gorge Landscape and travel Got Linn jaw Quid Polarizer?

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kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
26 Jan 2009 12:05PM
I knew you would have a better angle

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SuperRoo 10 63 2 Australia
26 Jan 2009 12:07PM
Great looking place David... and as usual... you have captured it superbly!!! As for getting to the spot to take the photo... I'm sure it was time for your weekly bath anyway!!! lol

Paul
Metalhead 9 1.9k 2 England
26 Jan 2009 12:07PM
It's amazing what's just round the corner. I think I clicked your Dad's shot too...

Google Earth's aerial imagery is good for viewing your local area from above too. I've found some really nice woodland walks close to me and I've been here nearly 4 years now...
Chris

Edit: I see the aerial imagery isn't that up to date for this location yet... Where it is up to date, it's a good method. Smile
discreetphoton 12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 12:12PM
Thanks Paul, you cheeky sod Wink
Cheers Chris. Unfortunately, it's not really an option for us most of the time. My house is actually right on the border of a high-low resolution section of aerial photo coverage. To the east it's fine, but to the west it's blurry about halfway to Glasgow
EDIT: you found it I see. I'll put a mod up, it's actually quite funny Smile
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
26 Jan 2009 12:13PM
I have noticed a similar thing, through photography I am finding lots of interesting features locally which I never knew existed.
You made good use of the wide lens, I like the contrast in different rates of water flow.

Robert
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 12:39PM
Well caught this is a beautiful water scene.
Alan
albyn 10 19 Scotland
26 Jan 2009 1:21PM
David, use Multimap or Windows Live Local and you get excellent aerial photos of Livi. Some parts you can also get birdseye views of the area which are much more recent photos. And a great shot!
Bob T
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jan 2009 3:43PM
Excellent exposure and a great find.
Tom.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
26 Jan 2009 6:54PM
like the angle of the shot.lesley
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Jan 2009 1:34AM
Superb find!
You will have fun with this place!
JEnnnnnnn
discreetphoton 12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 10:18PM
Thanks folks. From the numbers on this one, I would say that normal service has been resumed at last Wink
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
28 Jan 2009 12:11AM
Thanks very much for the click, you have some lovely image's in your P/F and this is no exception. - gary
webjam 12 292 11 Netherlands
28 Jan 2009 3:46PM
This amazing place, so close to home...? Worth going back then more often!

Jacqueline
discreetphoton 12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 4:37PM
Thank you both.

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