My Personal Invitation To You
I personally invite you to begin your journey as a fine art collector. I will work with you every step of the way, from the selection of one of my Waterfall landscape photographs to the selection of the print style and will keep you up to date of the printing and delivery process. The end result will be a fine art photograph that will add beauty to your home or office and become a cherished possession.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the process of purchasing a print.
Fine Art Print and Wall Art Options
My photographs of Waterfalls are available for you to purchase as Fine Art Prints or Wall Art and place in your home or office. They are for sale as Frameless or Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Prints, Exhibit Mounted Metal Prints, and Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints. After selecting the desired photo, just select the type and size of print you would like to purchase in the area beneath the photo.
If you are looking for a different size than what is shown or have any other special needs, please contact me.
For more information and details regarding these museum quality landscape prints for sale, please click on this link to my Print Options page. I believe my photographic artwork can brighten up any room and I invite you to see some illustrations of this on my Room Preview page.
Visiting and Photographing Waterfalls
From the Appalachian Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West, there are plenty of waterfalls to choose from. The waterfalls in Iceland are simply stunning. I have photographed waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies and in the mountains of Patagonia.
When you’re planning a trip to an area for hiking, photography or even just sightseeing, it's good to scope out the available waterfalls in the area to have on your potential activities list. When I was planning a trip to north Georgia, I used Google to locate Brasstown Falls just across the border in South Carolina. It was a great morning expedition.
There are more waterfalls in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and neighboring states than I could possibly ever get to. I have a pretty long list.
I have come to like those in Oregon and Washington the best due to the lush greenery that surrounds many of them. Waterfalls like Koosah Falls and Sol Duc Falls are prime examples of this. The Pacific Northwest is a great place to photograph these scenes with its rainforest like greenery.
My approach to photographing waterfalls
There’s not much in this world that hasn’t been photographed, so most every waterfall is one that I have previously seen a photo of. The drive or hike out and back will pretty much use up a morning’s shooting light, so having other photos to look at gives me a good feeling of what the scene will be and if the trip is a good use of time.
I also want to be sure that there will be good water flow. With some places experiencing drought conditions, waterfall photography is not going to be part of the plan. No point in going on an hour hike for a trickle.
Like any good photographer, arriving on the scene starts all the wheels grinding. What angle am I going to shoot it from, will I shoot from high or low, slow or fast shutter speed, close up or wide angle? There are no rules, so you’re free to be as creative as you want. This is one of the great things about photographing waterfalls.
Using long exposures creates a soft feel, while a fast shutter speed showcases the power, which is useful for the large waterfalls. The smaller falls have a very soothing and peaceful feeling as they cascade into a small river or stream.
Photographing waterfalls has been a learning experience for me over the years. I have come to feel that what surrounds the falls is as important, if not more important, as the falls themselves. I will continue to be on the hunt for beautiful waterfalls that I have not photographed before.
Why We Like Waterfalls
There are tangible reasons that we all like that hike to the waterfall. I remember back as a boy on family vacations doing short hikes to either an overlook or a waterfall. The waterfall hikes were always the best.
I have since learned that waterfalls release negative ions as the water crashes and explodes at the bottom of the waterfall. Well, apparently when that happens and we are near them, we breathe in these invisible ions and they enter our bloodstream resulting in an increase of serotonin. There appears to be evidence that when serotonin in increased, we feel refreshed, energetic and happier.
For most of us, we hike a trail to get to a destination. The walk through the woods is certainly enjoyable, but its always nice to be rewarded for any task well done. Overlooks can be magnificent and I have done my share of those hikes. As you approach a waterfall, you can begin to hear it. You know you’re getting close. The roar gets louder and louder, and then you arrive. It is beautiful and a wonderful reward for your journey.
The Five Senses
Sight. There, is a lot going on with a good waterfall and your eyes are well entertained. The water may be moving slow or fast, going over a sharp edge or flowing over rocks and down a river. Your eyes can tend to tell you “Let’s sit here for a while and enjoy this!”
Sound. The sound of the water crashing from a large waterfall, like Niagra, can be almost deafening. The smaller ones can have a very soothing sound of water flowing over the falls and down the river.
Smell. Yes, there’s something about that mist from the falls that can have a distinctive smell. Who hasn’t experienced the refreshing smell of a good rainfall? The fresh smell simply bolsters the senses of sight and sound.
Touch and Taste. If we can, we reach out to feel the power of the water as it falls. We may even stand under the falls with it crashing all around us. Inevitably, you’re going to get a little taste, which in Arctic environments will be some of the freshest tasting water you will ever have the opportunity to enjoy.
It is water. As human beings we are about 60% water. We need it to survive. We are inherently connected to it. We enjoy seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting water. A good waterfall has all of this.
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