Monday, March 16, 2009

Monochrome Monday #24: Beginning to Fall


"Falling Fast"
Linville River, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)


Finally the Linville River hits the first cataracts that make up the Upper Linville Falls. The drops are short, but steep and quite fast here. The more precipitous lower falls are not far away either.
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19 comments:

Aileni said...

Into the rough water now... great contrast in this, white water, black rock.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I wish I was there right now.

2sweetnsaxy said...

It's interesting how something gives off a completely different feel in black and white. Very nice!

ramblingwoods.com said...

This made me think of a 30 year old guy who threw himself into the river above Niagara Falls on Wednesday, went over the falls and survived. He was very angry at the rescuers.

Robin said...

Very dramatic, and so completely different from that lazy section upstream that we saw earlier.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The water sure is rushing to get over the rocks. Looks powerful.

Catherine said...

Interesting serie. More and more intense ! B&W reveals all the strenght of the water.
Great falls are for next week, I guess.

Dina ... UK said...

This is a lovely developing series,
Great shots....

keithsramblings said...

I don't think I'll paddle my boat down there! Nice one.

Babooshka said...

It's a lot faster than my lazy stream. Real sense of power veiwing this. Galvanates the senses.

allhorsestuff said...

The B/W really captures the movement!

Shadow said...

beautiful. the shot gives it a kinda cave effect...

SandyCarlson said...

Water that is not ice. Beautiful and almost audible in Connecticut.

JC said...

From calm to chaotic in the blink of an eye... wonderful capture!

Daryl said...

nice job.. building the tension what will the end be .. the falls! Excellent

storyteller said...

Wonderful capture! Brings back memories of white water rafting decades ago in Oregon on the Descutes ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, the follow-up to the other great picture! This is a very thrilling shot. I love it! The water water is really, really white when contrasted with the rock.

Tricia said...

Mmmm, that's really pretty!

Regina Marie said...

The falls look wicked!!
Everytime I see that picture of Suzanne Horn, it makes me sad. I've noticed it on a few other sites but never asked why or what prompted her to do that?
Anyway, have manic cheers-