Six years after photographing Mildred Falls for the first time, the falls are finally running nice again, thanks to an awesome December and January with plenty of rain from some good, some quite heavy and damaging storms.
I went out to see them yesterday, together with my friend Joe. Un/fortunately it was extremely windy – the creek that forms Mildred Falls is not that big, and the wind was so strong at times that it blew the entire waterfall sideways. This was unfortunate for us to photograph because getting a stable shot with long lenses is tricky then (first two photos below at 300mm, third one at 125mm), but at the same time, it looked pretty cool and gave us something better than “ordinary” waterfall photos. :-)
It’s a bit too early in the year actually, you can see that the sycamore trees at the base of the falls are still entirely bare. They’ll probably have fresh new leaves in two months – but who knows if the falls will still be running then…
I also made a short video of the falls, during a brief moment when the wind died down a little bit (you can still see a tiny bit of shaking in the video, but I’m glad I got it this stable!)
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