It’s time for another photo of the day – I’ve been busy with preparing my next trip and celebrating my own birthday. As such, time has been rather limited in the last couple of weeks.
Most people love waterfalls on photographs – especially when they are photographed with a long shutter speed that allows the water to appear flowing while the rest of the image is still. I also tend to shoot most waterfalls this way – it gives photographs a much more magical feeling.
Today’s photo of the day is of a waterfall that is truly special. First, it is just 50 feet high, but approximately 150 feet wide. Second, the waterfalls ripple down a canyon wall and finally reach the Sacramento River, which is flowing in parallel through the canyon. And third, it is not easy to get there. I left for the falls early in the morning and had to wade through the Sacramento River and then walk along railroad tracks in a very narrow canyon for about one mile (luckily, I was able to time my departure so that I did not encounter any trains while walking).
Once I reached the falls, however, I knew that it had been worth it. Completely on my own, I watched how the roaring waters tumbled down the canyon wall and then found their destination in the river flowing underneath.
I took out my camera and started shooting for more than one hour. Not a single soul showed up during this time, but three trains went by. After some time I knew that I had gotten the shot I had come for – a close-up of the waterfall running over the moss-covered canyon wall and reaching the river. And I still love looking at it, soaking in the frozen, timeless view.