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Middle McCloud Falls

Middle McCloud Falls
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Copyright: pranab banik (pranab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 15:23
Viewed: 1735
Points: 18
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Middle McCloud falls.
You saw pablominto fishing at the bottom of this waterfall in my last post and here is the grand view of this fall. I have also included a workshop photo to give you a look at this waterfall from a different pov.
Middle McCloud Falls is the best of the waterfalls along the McCloud River. It is about 50 ft. tall and 100 ft. wide. It is also a popular place for swimming in the pools below the falls, though not nearly as popular as the Lower Falls.

The trail to Middle McCloud Falls begins at the Lower Falls, and follows the river through Fowler campground to the base of the falls. It is a short and very easy 20 minute hike from Lower Falls. It is a perfect hike for children, and is very scenic. You may see a lot of deer along the trail, particularly as you walk through the campground. From the base of Middle Falls, the trail continues up a few switchbacks to the top of the falls to a viewpoint, where you can look down upon the waterfall. It is another 10 minutes from the base to the top. You can also drive to the viewpoint if you don't have time to take this beautiful hike along the river.
McCloud, Shasta National Forest, Siskiyou County.

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hey Pranab,
Good posting. Nice detail.
I have a few issues to raise (though these may just be my personal opinion :) )

1. Perhaps more contrast and saturation..?
2. More importantly, I think a much smaller aperture (or if you have one, ND filter for -2 or -3 stops) to allow for a slower shutter speed; making the flowing water look much more interesting.

A good effort though.
best regards,

Wow! This is like a painting! Fantastic pov, it almost makes you want to play Tarzan and dive in from the cliff! The flowing water has a pearlized look to it and the details are great! Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pranab,
Good point of view!
Nice framing of the waterfall, which is captured with fine details... I'm happy to see waterfall with frozen movement, too much of these blurry long exposures!
Pablo -

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-06-18 3:00]

Beautiful picture

Nicely done Pranab and you seem to be getting the hang of the new camera. The thing that I admire most about your work is your almost blatant refusal to use PP :). Nicely composed and I agree with Pablo about the movement of the water. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Cataract Walk I’

Pruvitanne Pranab!
Wonderful!Frosty!Your photo is very light! I enjoy your photo! Very beautiful! ALL made well!:)

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-06-25 23:16]

Hi Pranab!
Both the main and the ws photos present a beautiful natural place. Both captures have very good pov, but I'd prefere the ws, probably... A healthy place, no doubt. And very well depicted.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-06-26 16:00]

A beautifully composed daylight scene. The point of view at par of river bed is interesting. Fine composition and good details. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Hey Pranab!
Very nice composition and lighting!
I like the fact that I have a tree to hold on to while I enjoy the waterfall.


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