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WATERFALL COUNTRY

By Imagephotographics
Morning everyone!

Thanks for your comment & votes on yesterdays up-load.

Here's one of the images taken Wednesday at what they call waterfall country, what a place it was.

It was about a two and a half hour walk to get to see most of the falls, we managed to get to see most of them. Got some shots which are ok ! And they will have to do, as I won't wan't to do that again in a hurry.

Managed to climb down to get to photograph two of them, but the ground was lethal, you just did'nt know if you were going to fall with every step you took, it was like walking on ice. This was the very first time for me to use a tripod, I much prefer to hand hold my camera, but I was glad of it, if not only to hold onto as a helpful walking frame.

Anway after walking and being on our feet for over six hours, decided it was time to head back because of it starting to get dark, so managed somehow to climb back up the steep dangerous bank, handed my kit bag to John at the top, he pulled me up over the last ridge, we were relieved to have reached the top safely.

Then I saw my kit bag which included camera,lenses etc. tumbling down the bank, heading for the falls, Oh No ! was all I could say, thankfully it stopped before the water - so had to get all the way back down and up again to retrieve it ! So the shots I've got will have to do, won't be doing that again !

Was obviously aware of the conditions as I saw a shot up-loaded a few days ago called "A Shot to Die for " - He was'nt kidding !

Chris


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Comments


10 Oct 2009 8:24AM
a bril capture well detailed and a great write up.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:26AM
great colours and light wonderful detail the things we do just to take a shot nice one Wink
andy
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:42AM
Extra points for hazardous photography! Love the capture, it has that real autumnal feel to it. Glad the kit all survived, have you!?
Barbara
goso 15 2 1 Australia
10 Oct 2009 8:47AM
Fine pic of what looks like an idyllic spot Chris...Bill
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:48AM
Sounds like a dangerous sports day - I bet you ached for a few days afterwards. You say you wont be going back - but you really dont need to this image alone is worth it. Beautiful.
maggie
10 Oct 2009 8:52AM
Thanks for risking your life to bring us this great shot. Oh no?? I'm sure that's what you said ;o)

John
10 Oct 2009 8:53AM
Very nice again.

Carsten
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:54AM
Glad you're ok and its always danderous to photograph near water and with steep slope to climb as well.
have a great weekend
Yung
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:56AM
Super shot well worth the traumer

Susan
angie44 12
10 Oct 2009 9:13AM
omg ,, my worst nightmare .. brill shot .. angie
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 9:20AM
Don't like the sound of your adventure one bit, but this is a suitably great rewards for your efforts! Very lovely detail of an amazing scene.

Ann
Wide-eyed 17 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 9:25AM
Nice composition.

Cheers, GRAHAM
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
10 Oct 2009 9:28AM
Wow! What a caldron of water. A lot of work to get there but it sure was well worth it. Smile


David.
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 9:35AM
Excellent image as ever and the trauma of it all adds to the fun , No ? lol Seriously Chris well done thanks for sharing Colin
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 9:48AM
Stunning capture, lovely autumnal colours, so glad your kit bag survived in tact, and of course you.

Hugh
Jez22 13 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 9:56AM
Well worth all that effort,great shot.
Jez
Dusan 12 Sri Lanka
10 Oct 2009 10:57AM
you are quite the Indiana Jones of EPZ Nice shot I an shure It was all worth it
Dusan
10 Oct 2009 11:00AM
What a fantastic shot, you did really well to get an image of this standard. Went there myself a few years back, and like you, wouldn't want to go again !

Great work indeed.

Greg
zenithb 12
10 Oct 2009 11:03AM
Fantastic shot, never seen one taken from this angle before, you've done well to capture such a great perspective.

Simon
Nettles 14 England
10 Oct 2009 11:15AM
What a frightening story, thank goodness it didn't go all the way.
No - who dropped it, you or your friend !
Good shot by the way.
Annette
10 Oct 2009 11:15AM
excellent shot

again
PeterDSmith 13 13 46 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 11:57AM
I think this photograph has been well-taken technically. In my opinion, it is correctly exposed and sharply focussed.

I think it has also been well-taken artistically. As far as the composition is concerned, there is an element in the foreground (a waterfall*), an element in the midgound (another waterfall*) and an element in the background (yet another waterfall*). Furthermore, these three elements are linked (by the river), leading the viewer's eye into the photograph.

In short, this photograph has been shortlisted.

*I am not surprised they call this place, "Waterfall Country".
User_Removed 12 16 England
10 Oct 2009 12:07PM
Great photo! Love the write up and I'm glad your camera kit was saved!
GraceC 18 83 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 12:09PM
A cracking image and a great story behind it as well. Glad to hear you and the kit survived.
redshank 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 1:20PM
Wonderful capture Chris.
Martin
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 1:42PM
Scary story, lovely image. Must get that camera insurance sorted.
10 Oct 2009 2:26PM
Well detailed composition & write up.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
10 Oct 2009 2:31PM
Wonderful image, sorry to learn of the perils you had to go through to get the right shot. All ended good though Smile
Cor 12 Belgium
10 Oct 2009 2:35PM
Special place- Great photo.
Cor.
Adderwatcher 12 60 19 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 3:24PM
You must be nuts, but you got a fantastic shot. nice one.
Scott
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
10 Oct 2009 3:53PM
Is that ice in the foreground?
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 3:54PM
Fantastic image!
10 Oct 2009 4:06PM
great shot
somnathchatterjee 12 67 175 India
10 Oct 2009 4:27PM
beautiful composition, and a very very good spot for photography.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 6:22PM
Whhoooppss
This is a great shot tho'
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:11PM
You have painted the most fabulous story Chris! I can see it in my mind's eye! Glad you and your equipment are safe, and that you have been able to upload this superb shot!
Carol
Thushari 12 1 Sri Lanka
10 Oct 2009 8:24PM
Glad to here you and equipment survived
Nice shot Chris
Thushari
Pegon 16 78 1 England
10 Oct 2009 8:27PM
Excellent capture Chris. I'm glad to hear it's not only me that uses their tripod as a zimmer frame on those steep slippery slopes. Smile
Pete.
Roly 14 Wales
10 Oct 2009 10:01PM
Superb shot Chris and what an ordeal you had to get it. I am guilty of tripod abuse also,used mine for a walking frame today at Talybont.Smile
Suehh 14 39 6 England
10 Oct 2009 10:42PM
After such hard work, sweat and (if it was me anyway,) tears! you deserve the lovely capture - well done indeed both on the capture and being fit enough to survive the ordeal! x Susan x
10 Oct 2009 11:01PM
great shot,dave
fatherpie 13 18 12 England
10 Oct 2009 11:38PM
Reading your tale I'd say you need a medal not a vote!
Dave
imagio 15 12 1 England
11 Oct 2009 12:21AM
Compositionally superb Chris

Bernie
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
12 Oct 2009 4:22AM
Must have been a big relief to learn that your efforts had not been in vain Chris, this is a lovely, well taken image, just sorry we cannot view your work large!
Rgds., Jim
12 Oct 2009 4:28AM
Thanks everyone for your comments & votes, very much appreciated !

Chris
leginR 13 England
13 Oct 2009 12:24AM
Great shot
15 Oct 2009 6:00PM
you we're lucky! think I would have cried if the kit went in. tops shot btw! stu ;o)

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