Cedar Creek small waterfall

We've had about 90mm of rain over the last three days and thus Cedar Creek is now flowing quite happily again. This little waterfall is at the end of Cedar Creek Road.

Since it's Friday and I was home a little early (still daylight), I decided to stop by and take some photos before it got too dark.

View all photos taken: Friday, 1st September 2006, This photo: 5:25pm

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  • cindytoo said:
    I see water has slowed down. Hope you received lots of rain. If Monday is overcast I will trek up to waterfall.
    Best I take my mobile just incase I fall. Is mobile reception avaivable in those river valleys.
    Nice clear photo. Not possible on a sunny day so this weekend make the most of photos.
  • David de Groot said:
    No, or very spotty, mobile reception out here John.

    As for the rain, it would seem our tanks are now full (or very close) :)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    love the grasses on the foreground! fantastic composition.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maria. I drove up here this afternoon because John (cindytoo) had mentioned there were some good spots up here and I still had enough daylight to do so. This little waterfall can be seen from the road when you cross the bridge there. I had to clambour down a wet embankment in order to get to a suitable place to take photos from, but it was worth it :)
  • frumbert said:
    Great movement effect. I like this more than the ones that are a bit closer. The green grass gives good balance (damn, ruined my aliteration).
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks frumbert. I hit an online thesaurus but could find no word meaning balance that begins with a g. ;)
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Pleasant peaceful scene.
    Nice shot.
  • Redwolf Journeys said:
    Nice shot, I can never get these to work. :-/
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks guys :)

    Redwolf, there are many tricks to this sort of thing. In this case, it was nicely overcast, so no bright sunlit blowing out the highlights. I used the smallest aperture available on the S2IS - i.e. f/8 and opted for a 2.5 sec exposure as it was long enough to get that lovely moving water effect, but not long enough to be too bright. Oh and a tripod obviously is essential :)
  • Robertson the Bruce said:
    absolutely beautiful shot. thanks for the information about timing, i've been experimenting with this stuff too. i'll have to use a tripod next time.
  • Redwolf Journeys said:
    David, thanks for the guidance. I'll try it!
  • borealnz said:
    Gorgeous David, so soft and beautiful (and thanks for the tips on how to do this kind of shot I will have to give it a go sometime )

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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks and you're welcome Jill :)

    Thanks also to @Robertson the Bruce and @Redwolf.
  • Dew Drop said:
    Very gorgeous and a great feeling to this smooth picture :)

    Thank you for sharing it in the SundayTheme : Waterfall :)
    The World Through My Eyes
  • Vol-au-Vent said:
    So very beautiful, cool and fresh - rain has its qualities too :)))

    Thank You for sharing this treasure. I put one in just for the fun - but it's a priviledge to be able to see so many excellent shots on ONE theme!

    SundayTheme : Waterfall
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Sana and Kiki. It's a magical little place and so close to home.