Early autumn at Water Ark Foss

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Landslips and wet weather are making access here a bit more awkward than it already was buit I was determined to get where I wanted to be and this is the result :o)

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ian1949 on October 16, 2012

Where you wanted to be looks like the middle of the water to me Sam but judging by the result the right place. Can you see a what looks like a face top right of the waterfall the rock with the tree on top or have I been looking at it too long.

Yorkshire Sam on October 16, 2012

No Ian if you study it properly ( and I don't mean looking for faces lol) you'd see I would have to be a giant to overlook the falls stood in t'water downstream. My perch was a 6ft tall mossy rock that I scaled and then balanced ridiculously on with my tripod at full height where I wasn't able to actually look through the viewfinder and had to shoot using my remote and then look at the display to see if it was right before adjusting the camera slightly for the next frame.

I can almost guarantee you won't ever see another shot like it for that reason :o)

Neil Grimwood on October 16, 2012

If access to the falls is even more dodgy than it was then coming away with this was worth the effort as well as the risk,thats one place i wouldn't attempt on my own;-) Its a lovely Autumn shot mate,probably more colour in there than in the Summer,in fact i think i prefer this one,composition spot on as usual;)

Did you happen to notice if the oaks at the bridge have started to turn yet,i was thinking of having a look sometime.

Andy Rodker on October 16, 2012

I would hazard a guess that one needs to be a tad careful when uttering the name of this site in genteel company, especially after a jar or three!

However, a brilliant shot, even if it is never to be repeated!

ysl Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on October 16, 2012

I didn't drop down into the part we went to Neil so maybe that section is still the same. I was after shots from opposite there and from under the bridge which is where finding a way round the landslip was needed. Without waders it would have been impossible to negotiate the stream because the level was up a touch. All in all though I got several good stitched compilations in changing light conditions so it was well worth the trek. Beverley even came down to see if I was ok because I was there longer than anticipated it was so good :o) I agree with you that the autumn is better, it gives more colour variants. You'd have called me crazy if you'd witnessed me getting this but then you know what I'm like.

Cheers mate.

Yorkshire Sam on October 17, 2012

I don't drink other than the odd cider with a meal Andy so it wouldn't be an issue but yes I could imagine it being hard to get right when sozzled. As for genteel company they wouldn't entertain me so once again no prob :o)

Cheers :o)

Derek Geer on October 22, 2012

Pleased you made the hazardous climb to give us this beautiful image. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on October 22, 2012

The more comments that appear the more I believe it was worth risking my neck so cheers for encouraging me to greater heights Derek.

many thanks and best wishes, Sam :O)

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  • Uploaded on October 15, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2012/10/15 17:38:35
    • Exposure: 1.300s
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash

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