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Some pictures I took of the lower Plotter Kill Falls right after a brief thunderstorm, August 10
The first three pictures are Jacobs Ladder Falls. The other falls can only be explored if you decide to walk upstream in the Plotter kill bring your water shoes. Russell Dunn's book doesn't mention if the falls have any names.
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Norm, Oh man, those shots of Plotterkill sparked up some old memories for me.
That is where I first got infected with the waterfall bug. We tromped around that
area quite often. I need to go back ... probably this fall. The little topo graphic in
this link is from the Plotterkill map. Thanks for posting those photos. They're great !!
Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I just wanted to say hi and post a pic. I was walking in the Plotter Kill Preserve and decided to be risky and climb down to take a few shots of the taller of the two falls. As it turns out I ended up sliding halfway down the very rugged "path" to the bottom on my rear, haha. After all was said and done I wasn't even all that impressed with the pic but I hope you all enjoy.
Shot with my EOS 50D and Canon 10-22 UWA: 1/4s f/8.0 at 10.0mm iso100
I agree with Matt...nice composition.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
*Giorgio de Chirico*
I will definitely have to get back to these, here's a not too bad shot of the main falls:
That's from March when the water was a decent level, I was there yesterday and it was very dry.
Google map, scroll around to see all the fall markers.
Russell Dunn reference, Mohawk Region Guide, pages 53-67
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Went there yesterday after a night of rain and hit the jackpot with the water level. The usual problem, though, when there's enough water to make it interesting, there's enough water to make navigation difficult. I eventually ended up taking off the boots and rolling up the pants and wading in the stream barefoot, didn't bring the water shoes with me. The trails were very muddy and slippery and I lost it once and almost took a tumble but recovered with just some mud stains here and there.
So, a couple views of the falls on what I guess is called Rynex Creek according to Russell Dunn's book. I still need to get there and hike the lower part of the stream and this time, I'll bring the water shoes.
The lower falls on the main Plotter Kill, didn't have much luck with the clouds here, and I was waiting for a while, took a couple of shots at various exposures, then packed in for the next fall. Of course, 5 minutes down the trail and the sun goes behind a cloud for great light. Oh well.
The main falls, captured just when the sun was behind a cloud, otherwise way too much contrast. Plus, the spray was getting on my lens all the time. I had waded out into the middle of the stream for this one. The water was nice on a hot day.
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