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Old Nov 23, 2009, 5:58 AM   #1
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Default Lower Higgins Creek running high

Autumn is usually our driest season, not the time to go wading the creeks or admiring the waterfalls. But this has been the wettest in years, so we decided to go check out Lower Higgins Creek at the edge of Rocky Fork Wilderness.
The creek was running high and clear, and full of delightful riffles. Here are a few views.
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The main falls is about 100 feet high. Here are two views - which do you prefer?
Also a view of one of the many smaller falls upstream of the main falls. (it takes a bit of climbing to get a good view of any of these falls, but well worth the effort!)
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We continued on the trail a few miles past the creek. There is supposed to be a way to connect to Clark's Creek, but we began to run out of daylight before we could find it. Did find some amazing geology though. It always amazes me how life can cling to such tough places!
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Hope to return there soon, and continue to check out possible trail connections.

Sure hope you liked wading the creek, and that your feet are dry by now!

Thanks for any suggestions/criticisms.
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Very nice. I like the portrait one of the views you asked.

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I also prefer the portrait orientation. They are all really good. Every time I see your water falls shots I remind myself to get out and try some of my own. Thanks for posting these.
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I really love your waterfall pictures! The portrait one is the framing I like better, but it has a bluish cast to the water (common for waterfalls in shade, I've sometimes had real problems dealing with that). Changing color temperature for the whole picture would change the pretty blue sky, I think. I wonder if you could do an HDR of a waterfall, since you have such a long shutter speed? I know it doesn't work if you are using fast shutter speeds, but haven't tried with long shutter speeds.
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Any shots of the water at a faster shutter speed? Would like to see them too.
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Patty - Thanks for the helpful input!

Jim - Glad you enjoyed them - will look forward to seeing your waterfall photos soon!!

Blueberry - A while ago, I took some comparison photos (slow vs fast shutter speed) of another waterfall, to use in a nature photog. class. Will have to dig those out for you...

Harriet - Thanks for reminding me. Here is the photo with the bluish cast removed, but the sky untouched. Is that better?
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Blueberry - I found the comparison shots. These are from last summer at Spruce Flats Falls. First on is 1/20th second exposure, second is 3 second exposure.
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