You may have seen this photo on my Instagram feed. I mentioned that we had found a waterfall nearby. I realized afterwards that the photograph gave the impression that this bit of falling water was the waterfall…. Oh no….
A few weeks ago Betsy and I were taking a short hike in the land behind our home in Fitchburg (we share a border with some power lines and then Cogshall Park). Back in the fall I had ventured over to a section with Cayla (our grand-daughter) but it dropped into a steep ravine and I thought it might be a bit much for her.
I knew there was a stream at the bottom so we thought it would be nice to see it. Indeed there is a wonderful brook running through the woods.
Downstream would head into private property and, eventually, Route 2. So we headed upstream.
And we were greeted by a 40-50 foot waterfall!
While it is rather difficult to get to, suffice it to say that I’ll be exploring this jewel in my “backyard” quite a bit in the coming months… Indeed these photos were taken about a week after the “discovery” when we had a bit of snow falling.
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Technical: Fujifilm X-T2, Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8, 1/10 at f/16, ISO 200. Gitzo Tripod. RRS ballhead. NEOS Overshoes. Processed with Lightroom CC. Basic contrast tweaks given the wide dynamic range of the snow and dark rocks (shadows +57, whites +3, blacks -18, clarity +34). Mild masked sharpening.