Maybe it was some weird effect due to the fact that yesterday was the Winter Solstice, maybe it was the freshly fallen 4+ inches of snow melting, maybe someone just flipped a switch, but when I first arrived at this waterfall it didn't look at all like the shot above.
There was about a 1 foot wide stream of cascades on the left side and the rest of it was bone dry. I was told about this falls from someone else, and when I got there, seeing only a small little 1 foot wide cascade I was like, "this is it?" I was actually up on some of those shelves of the falls that are covered in water in the shot above. They were bone dry. I decided to make the best of it by taking small detail shots of the different shelves of the cascade and the ice. None of them were spectacular by any means.
I became bored of it and jumped back over to the ice shelf that I was standing on when I took this picture. No sooner did I do that then it was like someone opened the flood gates. It went from a 1 foot wide babbling creek to a 12 foot wide gushing stream, in less than 10 seconds! Had I still been over there, I wouldn't have had time to react and would probably have had my feet swept out from under me. In the end it made for some really nice shots though...
Merry Christmas to all my Flickr friends! This will probably be my last post until afterward... Best wishes to you and yours in this Holiday Season!
Canon EOS 7D | 18mm (Canon EF-s 15-85mm) | 30 sec | f/10.0 | ISO-100