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Horseshoe Falls II 2012 | by andrewfuller62
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Horseshoe Falls II 2012

Looks Much Better On Black Background.

 

We have recently had a fair bit of rain and snow, and the waterfalls are doing wonderfully well because of it.

 

For this image, I donned my waders and tentatively waded through the creek to find some slightly different angles for my shots (Horseshoe Falls is an oft photographed place, and many of the images that come from here look much the same - most are taken from a viewing deck which has been built which would be over my R shoulder as you are looking at this shot).

 

The water is tricky to wade through, as its' level varies quite a bit, and there are many submerged rocks which are difficult to see, what with the reflections of the sky which exist on top of the water. I wasn't feeling like having to retrieve the camera from beneath the water, especially given that this was the first run for the 17-35mm lens which I had just got back from having $400.00 worth of repairs from when I dropped it a few weeks ago.

 

To add to the fun, the spray which was coming off of the falls was a constant annoyance, as it only took a couple of seconds before the lens/filters became coated - this necessitated wiping them very regularly, to the point where it was difficult to even get the shot composed before having to wipe again (I think I will take a clear plastic bag to put over the camera & lens next time, then whip it off just as I've got the comp and exposure worked out, before hopefully getting the shot without water spots in the image).

 

© Andrew Fuller. This image remains the property of Andrew Fuller, and as such, may not be used or reproduced in any form, in part or in whole, without my prior, express permission.

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Taken on August 20, 2012