Today , as the trees have turned colour i am on my way up to North Yorkshire to photograph some of the waterfalls.
First stop after a long 2 + hour drive into Yorkshire to Wensley Dale is Cotter force , after parking and walking along the track in the rain to the waterfall, it is a bit disappointing , hardly any tree colour! bummer.
I think this falls looks better with much less water falling down , we have had a lot of rain and the rivers are full of peat stained water!
Now to continue down the A684 to Aysgarth falls , which comprise of lower,middle and higher force falls, Obviously!
I have decided to pay for just 2 hours parking , this way i can go find another falls afterwards , which if i spend too long here i will not have time before dark.
Walking through a graveyard and then down to the road over the river. i turn left to go to Higher force falls first , with Mollster in tow after a fast walk ,this is the falls i come to :)
1/5 th second f14
Experimenting with exposure times to give different water movement , with this amount of water short shutter speeds are giving the best "movement" in the water. 1/4 second f14
Mollster posing :)
1.3 seconds f18
Now i have walked all the way to Lower force , much wider river here and difficult to prevent sky blowing out.
Its a raging torrent , peat stained water turning more colourful with longer exposures.
1/4 second f14
1/2 second f14
This is my fav point of view , shooting low to the ground 1/5 sec f14
I'm running out of time, need to rush back to the car before my time is up! No time to see the Middle falls :( Back at the car with 8 minutes to spare, I'm looking on the map for another falls close by , West Burton is nearest i think , so that's the next and last destination. its starting to get quite overcast now and i think rain is imminent!
Arriving at West Burton , i miss the turn off and drive around the village Twice! Doh!
Eventually i take the correct turn off and get the only available parking spot left Phew! a 2 minute walk and I'm at the falls, One of the most beautiful falls i have been to.
8 seconds f18
From the other side 1 second f14
and now perched on a rock in the middle of the falls )
6 seconds f14
4 seconds f14
A Wide view
Its raining now , but first a shot from behind the water fall in a cave:)
What a great day ,now to drive back in the dark in pouring rain along narrow windy Yorkshire roads !