1492 – Waterfall II

We had a beautiful and warm day today, and although it couldn’t make me forget my computer troubles, it still made life much easier πŸ˜€

File this image under “Found Waterfalls”, because I didn’t look for it, it was just there, around the bend, on a steep forest road.

The Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC is ideal for that kind of images. It’s wide enough to capture the scene, and with stabilization turned on, I can go down to 1/4s, and that already makes the water smooth and silky. Sure, you may need more than one attempt, but hey, a waterfall doesn’t run away, does it?

The Song of the Day is one more time “Waterfall” from the 2008 James album “Hey Ma”. Hear it on YouTube.

Update: I normally don’t modify Images of the Day after they have been published. This time I do it. The image as you see it now, is a new version. I have made it in Vienna after I saw the original on a big monitor. To the left you see the image as it was originally published. In my opinion the water was too blue, the image too cool and generally lacking contrast. I like it much better now, but decide for yourself.

8 thoughts on “1492 – Waterfall II”

  1. Handheld, really?! You must have balanced the camera on a fence or rock…no? In any case, what a treat this waterfall must have been to discover.

    1. Completely unexpected. When I drove around the bend, I couldn’t stop, because in the only possible place a car stood and waited to let me pass. So when we came back a few minutes later, I stopped in the same place.

      Handheld, yes, but I stood firmly with my elbows rested on the railing. Stabilization of this lens is real good πŸ™‚

  2. I’m liking these ‘running water’ images – hopefully we’ll see more!

    Reminds me of a waterfall I found on a bike ride a few years ago. It caught my eye, my wheel caught a rock and I caught some air time.

  3. Andreas,

    Love the shot – especially the creamy smoothness of the water itself. It looks like your Tamron 17-50 is your main lens and from what I can see the sharpness, contrast and saturation all look topnotch. Thanks again for a great photo!


    1. Thanks. I’ve just updated the image with a hopefully better version. See and decide for yourself.

      But yes, the Tammy is my main lens, and absolutely so. I’m still tempted to try out the new Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS, but so far sanity prevails πŸ˜€

  4. Your new version is livelier and warmer, esp those bright leaves in upper left. A beautiful find. Perhaps you can shoot it again, come winter and icicles?

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