Gibson's Cave

By Chant57  
John and I took a trip to Bowlees yesterday, in search of Gibson's Cave. A lovely walk along Bowlees Beck brought us to the lower falls, and after climbing some steps set into the hillside, and walking the woodland path alongside the stream we reached Gibson's Cave, and the waterfall known as Summerhill Falls, and the end of our walk.
Erosion over the years has produced "Gibson's Cave" - You can walk onto the shelf behind the waterfall, and thus stand behind the falling water. Gibsonís Cave takes its name from a local vagabond who hid from police in its dark underbelly. Thereís an atmosphere within this chamber, and the roar of the water is deafening at times as it echoes around the "cave". Whilst we were there, some rocks plummeted into the plunge pool, so glad we werent in the way! We thought it was just rock fall because of erosion but during the shoot, John noticed something moving at the top of the falls, a quick look up and we saw some cows perilously close to the edge, and the stones had obviously been dislodged by them. Imagine shooting a waterfall and seeing a cow come tumbling down into shot!. Two cows in particular seemed to be having a bit of a fight and we did think at one point that one would come tumbling down into "the cave". It was a surreal sight to see, and their mooing eerily echoed around the chamber.

The tree branches were moving in the breeze, and the slow shutter speed obviously caught that movement.

As always Thanks for Looking.

Tags: Waterfall Long exposure Landscape and travel

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Comments


edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 5:24PM
Lovely image Chant.

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HowieR 5 20 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 5:48PM
Well controlled exposure...very nice

Howie
KBan 11 490 4 England
20 Aug 2011 6:38PM
spot on
keith
20 Aug 2011 7:21PM
STUNNING
Mike
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 7:38PM
beautifully captured, and so interesting with the write up, it would have been a strange sight to see cattle falling into your shot..... I love the slight movement in the greenery, I feel like I am there.... just need the sound of the water

Linda
LesF 9 182 9
20 Aug 2011 7:47PM
Wonderful image this Chant, a real beauty, wish I'd taken it.

LesF
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
20 Aug 2011 7:54PM
Ticks all the right boxes for me Smile Geoff.
20 Aug 2011 8:05PM
Honey Roast Ham, Geordie Caviar, Fresh bread, fuit selection, cheeses, pickled chillies, and a bottle of Truner Road. How could we not have enjoyed it?
Looked such a beautiful scene when we got there, but with your composition and processing this is stunning.
All the colours and movement we had hoped for and more. A great foreground choice and it leads you right into the image. I can still hear the roar of the water even now.
Great work Chant.


Jx
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
20 Aug 2011 8:09PM
Well worth the walk Chant, good comp and colours too
bazmo 8 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 8:29PM
Magical scene, very well taken. N1 Smile

Barry.
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
20 Aug 2011 8:42PM
Superb water movement and I love the inclusion of the reddish leaves in the foreground, Patti Smile
20 Aug 2011 9:18PM
exquisite
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Aug 2011 9:25PM
Excellent composition C.
Tom.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
20 Aug 2011 9:38PM
Lovely well composed scene.

Best Matt
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 10:30PM
Beautiful ,really like the composition and a wish i was there image .
Have an ollie badge on me Wink
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 11:15PM
Thanks everyone. Thanks Oll1e for your UA, truly appreciated
C
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
21 Aug 2011 9:27AM
A great use of the leaf, givinng it extra foreground attraction

Peter
21 Aug 2011 10:10AM
Just a terrific image with a real sense of 'being right there' - the light and exposure work wonderful....Jo
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 12:02PM
Beautiful landscape
Ann
21 Aug 2011 1:20PM
Great comp, love the f/g, nice one !
Sezz 11 617 15 England
21 Aug 2011 5:26PM
It is indeed very beautiful, quite enchanting!

Sarah *
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 7:57PM
Really really interesting
Mavis
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2011 8:21PM
That's some mooooving story to go with a fab image Smile
21 Aug 2011 9:21PM
Magical !!!!!!!!
Mike
21 Aug 2011 11:59PM
Stunning capture Smile
Ricky
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
23 Aug 2011 10:21AM
as mike puts it well, simply magic!
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 10:39AM
Thanks everyone , thanks Pete for the HC .
Chant
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
23 Aug 2011 3:10PM
Simply stunning, Chant Wink
Trev Smile
excellent capture,super water movement.ray
LesF 9 182 9
23 Aug 2011 4:11PM

Quote: Honey Roast Ham, Geordie Caviar, Fresh bread, fruit selection, cheeses, pickled chillies, and a bottle of Truner Road


What a civilised way to enjoy your photography, be great coming out with you two instead of a bottle of water and a packet of crisps, congrats on the HC Chant


LesF
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 4:20PM
We do have great picnics Les, usually makes up for the fact we more often than not dont get a sunset - there has to be a reward of some description!
Thanks for the return visit and the congrats.
Chant
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
23 Aug 2011 4:49PM
A beaut of a shot. Congrats on the HC!

A Smile
YorkshireSam 6 110 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:10AM
My visit was a first too this last weekend and I know just what you mean about the foliage blowing around, on the walk in it seemed lovely and calm but arriving at the cave it was very different.

Anyway you still managed a very good result as you usually do though that added golden leaf is a bit cliche for my liking .
marlin50 4 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 12:01PM
A beautiful capture...
maureen1 5 3
24 Aug 2011 5:57PM
Enchanting.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 8:42PM
This is rather special Chant. Congratulations on the HC. I'm glad you didn't get squashed by falling cows!

Nigel
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
24 Aug 2011 8:49PM
beautifully done.lesley
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
24 Nov 2011 11:41AM
Hello Chant, thanks for the comment.
This a superb upload and a great tale.

Robert

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