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Great Falls

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 12 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Great Falls taken from the Virginia side. The Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

marceline from tournai, Belgium

vraiment très beau ce lissé.. une belle maîtrise de la pose longue !

12 Oct 2012 5:04am

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

D'accord avec Marceline.

12 Oct 2012 6:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I would like to take a dip in these magnificent waters...

12 Oct 2012 6:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Nice one - I feel I want to dip a toe in there to wake myself up !

12 Oct 2012 6:47am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. love the flow of the water.. perfect timing

12 Oct 2012 7:36am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cet effet de filet blanc dans les rochers quelle chutte d'eau sueprbe.

12 Oct 2012 8:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like the shot, and I like how you kept the sky out of the frame. So many people include some sky and it only serves to drag the eye to the top of the frame.

12 Oct 2012 9:00am

chantal from France

Trsè beau lissé sur les minis cascades. Bravo, cette photo est très réussie.

12 Oct 2012 9:32am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful frame !

12 Oct 2012 10:46am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice soft treatment of the water in this shot Elaine! It gives the falls a wonderfully feminine feel! ;-)

12 Oct 2012 11:19am

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful long exposure! Did you use a ND filter?

12 Oct 2012 11:23am

@Francisco: I did. I used a variable ND filter and took quite a few shots.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent angle and composition - beautiful effect with the slow shutter speed.

12 Oct 2012 12:21pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice long exposure , I like the texture of the rocks , well done ! Phil

12 Oct 2012 12:50pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

gorgeous frame - feel the power of the water

12 Oct 2012 1:03pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Great falls indeed, what beauty you've captured! Excellent!!

12 Oct 2012 2:56pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amazing scenery. very nice frame. so beatuful image. nice shot.

12 Oct 2012 3:25pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A masterful job of shooting to capture the waterfall in such beautiful motion.
Excellent shot.

12 Oct 2012 3:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & so beautiful!

12 Oct 2012 5:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful cascading water over the rocks; great effect with the slow shutter speed!

12 Oct 2012 6:26pm

Florence from Paris, France

You've managed shutter speed very, very well Elaine.

12 Oct 2012 6:37pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

So beautiful frame

12 Oct 2012 8:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Is this an HDR? If not you have done an amazing job with the soft look of the water! A gorgeous image!

12 Oct 2012 8:19pm

@Ruthiebear: I used a neutral density filter to create a slow shutter speed.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Elaine

12 Oct 2012 8:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfectly composed with incredible textures that stand out beautifully against the "silky" water!!

12 Oct 2012 9:16pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely shot, very well exposed to get the water to blur

12 Oct 2012 9:52pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful place well captured. Like the choice of long exposure.

12 Oct 2012 10:04pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Absolutely gorgeous! The soft water is wonderful :)

12 Oct 2012 11:47pm

Sterre from Utrecht, Netherlands

Excellent and beautiful composition .

13 Oct 2012 7:44am