Finding the Waterfall

Climbing the river in autumn to photograph a waterfall on a Panoramic Ireland photography workshop Climbing the river in autumn to photograph a waterfall on a Panoramic Ireland photography workshop Darren McLoughlin

The waterfall in autumn is a photographer's dream, heavy rainfall, colourful leaves and fewer tourists mean a more scenic adventure and better images to be made.

Here is one case in point, taken during a damp, dark few days in autumn.

I spent an hour walking along trails, following the signs towards the waterfall - until the signs stopped.

I could of course still hear the waterfall, roaring in the distance and I knew that it must be upstream of where I was walking so I continued.

Eventually, I found it but from a photographic perspective it was disappointing, the angles afforded from the path and riverside were just too limiting, restricting the view of the main portion of the falls.

So, I climbed up through the riverbed itself, over moss-covered rocks - slipping and sliding as I went until I was able to climb a 9ft section of fall and make some images.

At this point, however, I was too close to the main fall and spray was a problem so I photographed some images in the direction of the flow to keep the front of my lens dry.

After this it was back down that high section, careful as I went all the time to keep myself and camera upright.

And turning back this is where I made the main image above from, tripod feet straddling the river with two on the left bank and one on the right - the water cascading away below me.

I spent some time here photographing and just appreciating nature, alone in this deafening hollow deep in the woods of Ireland.

Every now and then a grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea  would flutter close, landing on a rock beside before flitting off again with that distinctive tail wagging.

You know when you are close to a waterfall or rocky river in Ireland when you spot one of these little birds, despite its name being a more yellow version of our urban wagtails.

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Long Exposure Photography Workshops by Panoramic Ireland
Panoramic Ireland's long exposure landscape photography workshops take place all year round, here is autumn on a small river.
An autumn woodland river scene of colour and texture
Panoramic Ireland's landscape photography workshops take place all year round, here is autumn on a small river.
Last modified on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:05

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