Fallingwater Spring

I needed to take a break from all the decrepitude of the asylum so thought I'd post this classic view from a recent visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" in the woods of western Pennsylvania. One of the most architecturally famous houses in America, it was built in the 1930's over the objections of several engineers who said the boulders and waterfall would render the foundation unstable. I was fortunate during my visit to have mostly cloudy skies (not to mention several rainstorms) so I could do a somewhat long exposure, but the high humidty took a little of the crispness out of the air (and my image). Still, I thought the textures here would be a welcome relief for those of you tired of seeing peeling paint in my photostream.

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  • Steve Minor 4y

    Nice comp and great view!
  • nejdet düzen 4y

    Beautiful image,my friend..
  • John Lillis 4y

    Classic shot!

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  • Jon 4y

    Very nice!

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  • James Duckworth 4y

    Nice balance composition Jeff with the trunk on the left side.... interesting structure to be sure. Interesting what AGrinburg wrote. The home looks as if it is deep in the woods. Looks peaceful.
  • J. Young Photos 4y

    Lovely photo of Falling Water!

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  • Steve Grundy 4y

    Beautiful image! Well done, my friend.

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  • maryanne 4y

    wow. believe it or not - i've never seen this. extremely cool!
  • Patrick 4y

    Nice capture of this famous landmark!
  • ilsebatten 4y

    Thought this looked familiar........what a beautiful beautiful image here Jeff. I have missed your work over the past 3-4 weeks and am very happy to have access to it all again so easily here from my office at the bottom of the world. Thank you for your warm welcome, warm was needed as it is now quite cool here.
  • mikonT 4y

    Peeling paint and decay, waterfalls and serene landscape, you do it all very well, Jeff. Nice!
  • Mike Hobbs 4y

    Simply beautiful, Jeff. The house may be famous, but in my book, your photograph does nothing but enhance its stature.
  • Gabriel Lira 4y

    Una construccion fascinante.Bonita foto.
  • Kathy Osmus 4y

    Gorgeous shot..
  • Shobeir Ansari 4y

    It's the first time I see this house, truly a fascinating architecture. Love the green colors, very nicely taken Jeff.
  • Philip Monahan 4y

    This is a really wonderful capture of such an iconic house. The forest greens are super vibrant – and great luck (or nice job!) getting all the leaves tack sharp… and I love the composition/placement of all the elements. I've always, always wanted to visit here and have never made it. Has anyone ever lived there?
  • Michael Menefee 4y

    Would love to visit!

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  • Nate Montgomery 4y

    Wonderful composition, Jeff. That foreground trunk almost mirrors the opening in the foliage that reveals the waterfall and structure. Absolutely stunning photography.
  • *gumby 4y

    sigh
  • Juanma_illescas 3y

    nunca me canso de ver esta obra cumbre de Wright...una obra que no tiene desperdicio!
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