Close-Up of Falls From Overlook

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Itallica on August 5, 2011

Very nice capture.

Henry Scoggin on August 5, 2011

Very cool place! Would like to go here one day. :-)

Lloyd. B on August 5, 2011

magic waterfalls i feel like a swim now.

►Berat Qevî Endam on August 6, 2011

Really beautiful ... I Like

  • Best wishes from IRAN

  • ... Barát

☆E@GLE☆ on August 6, 2011

Great capture! Like greetings Evan

Dušan Bezděk on August 8, 2011

like :)

((Ospr3y)) on August 8, 2011

What a neat place! Great new photos, JF!

LiKE

Warmest wishes, Liam ;)

H. Lotfi-Azad on August 9, 2011

Nice capture ,,,

LIKe

Sarah O on August 11, 2011

Joy wow! how beautiful! what a fantastic view you have here, you are into some lovely country here in Oklahoma Joy. Love the new series here, just stopping in to see what you are up to and where you are:)) this is YSL joy, look at the variety of color along that water fall!!. Great job .. hope you are having a good time.:)

My best to you Sarah

Syed Majeedullah Ah… on August 17, 2011

Dear Joy, I am again back to your gallery. Beautiful capture, attractive surroundings. LIKE~~9 . Regards, Ahsan

Ma&Pa Moose on August 18, 2011

Joy: I'm going to comment on this series collectively rather than individually. We did not know of this place and it's a stop over for sure next time we pass through Oklahoma. Is this a mostly natural place or is most of it man made? Is it a true cave with formations? It looks as if there is a high mineral content in the water. This is truly a beautiful and fascination place and we appreciate the post.

joyfotos on September 4, 2011

Hi Henry! It's just up the road a piece...you will have to go one day soon. I would recommend early morning on a warm spring weekday....hear it is covered up with people in the warm months. The morning I was there it was just me and the maintenance buys picking up trash.

I agree Lloyd...magic describes exactly the way they appeared to me too. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a quiet swim there with no one else there...but not sure that happens much:)

Thanks Barát! I thought so too...was a fun place to explore as it was so different.

Thanks for the visits and the likes Evan & Dusan!

Hi Liam! It was truly neat...something new and different around each turn:) Glad you liked this new set of photos! This was my stolen time in the morning to explore and take photos while everyone else was sleeping in before hitting the road again.

Thanks for the visit and the like H. Lotfi-Azad!

Hi Sarah! Well when you were by to visit I was in Cambridge but now back and slowly settling in & getting up to speed. This series was from our trip to Texas in May. I thought the pass through the Arbuckle Mts was beautiful...so planned a stop nearby for the night and then started looking on the net re what was nearby...but even then was surprised by the uniqueness of this area. So much natural beauty and so different! Check out the links I leave for Ma & Pa below. Many thanks for the YSL!

You are most welcome Ahsan! The scenery made the shot easy but many thanks for your nice words and the like!

You most certainly will have to visit here the next time you are through Oklahoma Ma&Pa Moose! Plan for a weekday morning if it is in warm weather as I hear it is swarming with people at other times. It is pretty much totally natural and pretty fantastic. I think there have been some changes with the small dams for recreation & swimming but the falls is natural. I understand your questions as it is SO different & we live in a world with so much man made. Here is a link to a video in the cave] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pd7Dz3JdNY). As you can see it is a small cave with few formations. But there are several other caves in the area. I found out that Honey Creek which makes up the falls comes from an underground stream in a large cave a ways upstream. Here is [a very interesting link to a blog about the caves in the area...lots of great oral stories. You are right about the high mineral content of the water. The falls are referred to in places as travertine falls & I guess they are common in the Grand Canyon area among others but they were very new and fascinating to me. Glad you thought so too!

My apologies to everyone for being so behind in visits! I will slowly try to make my way around to everyone's galleries....but wanted to answer comments on this series as everyone had such good questions:) Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to visit and comment!

joyfotos on September 4, 2011

OK...I really managed to goof that up:( Here is the link again to the video of the inside of the cave as the one above does not work. Sorry!

Nawitka on September 6, 2011

Hi Joy, this is surely a wonderful area to explore. I love this shot which hints at the caves. Do people swim here? it looks like it would be a good place!

Nawitka on September 6, 2011

Thanks for the video ... that is really awesome but creepy too. I have never been in a real cave like this. I keep thinking of Tom Sawyer and Becky Sharp ...

joyfotos on September 6, 2011

Hi Nawitka! Great to have you stop by. Yes, I think I was lucky to have it to myself to explore as normally there are swimmers everywhere.

It is a bit creepy isn't it? Bet Tom and Becky would have loved it! Unfortunately my knee was not the best that day and I decided I had pushed my luck enough climbing up the "water slide" trail without trying to crawl into the cave:(

Laurel211 on September 27, 2011

Wow, look where you've been! This is just the most the most beautiful!

乾龍 on September 30, 2011

Very beautiful scenery

I like

Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong

Samantha Lacy ღ on October 1, 2011

A very beautiful shot JF, I have really enjoyed this series. Liked very much :)

Warm wishes

Sam

Jean Gregory Evans on October 22, 2011

Very beautiful, JF.

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Photo taken in Turner Falls Park, U.S. 77, Davis, OK 73030, USA

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  • Uploaded on August 5, 2011
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    by joyfotos
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    • Taken on 2011/05/18 06:45:49
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 37.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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