Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bridal Veil Falls, New Zealand

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, NORTH ISLAND

There had been much rain during the previous weeks, and as we drove to these falls we followed a river that was overflowing its banks.  We parked the car and started down the path leading to the falls which ran right next to the river.  It was raining still, and part of the path was flooded.  As we continued to walk the river continued to grow in size, the rain increased, and the path looked like it could flood or wash away at any minute.  By the time we made it to this location, I was too nervous to take much time composing a shot.  I set up my tripod, and while Jeff was saying "Hurry up, we've got to get out of here," I snapped about 3 shots, then we ran back to the car so as not to get stranded.  Since then we've been back to these falls and tomorrow I'll post a photo from the same location but not taken in such bad weather conditions. 

7 comments:

janc@mac.com said...

That picture looks like a fantasy shot -- almost surreal. It's so beautiful. Should be on the cover of the book, Green Mansions.

Karla said...

This photo is just fantastic! I can't imagine that there are better shots still to come.

darlin said...

Phenomenal shot Karen, the depth is amazing, is this HDR? I know you mentioned you only took 3 shots but could this be all 3 combined possibly? Whatever it is I LOVE it!

Sandra said...

the falls are wonderful, but my eyes went straight to those magnificent ferns. wow

MTWaggin said...

You can really tell by the color of the falls that the river is rain swollen. Very neat to see though and I love love waterfalls.

Robin said...

Karen, bad weather or not, it's a gorgeous shot. Very lush and primeval!

diane b said...

That sounds like a scary trip. It sure can bucket down in NZ. It does give an eerie look to the photo.