Wainwath Falls Close Up

Wainwath Falls Close Up

Wainwath Force is a waterfall on the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Although it only has a drop of 1.5 metres, what you see in the above photograph is just a small close-up section. Using my tripod and a small aperture meant I was able to capture the movement of the water using a slowish shutter speed. This is one of the locations I would love to visit just before sunrise or just after sunset to try to improve on the above capture.

Running Water Textures on River

Running Water Textures on River

This was taken on the banks of the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales earlier this year. The blue is a reflection from the sky; originally the image was captured with a strong brown tint to the water which I selectively desaturated to focus on the blue colours. I thought that the diagonal line created by this small waterfall gave your eyes something to look along from the lower left corner through the to rocks in the background.

Waterfall in Yorkshire Dales

Waterfall in Yorkshire Dales

I tried to work out where this was taken, but without the GPS data I have no idea. I remember I had pulled into the side of the road the day before at the same spot for a sandwich. It is typical that I had to walk through a puddle to get a photo that I was happy with. The next day I took the above photo in the rain (but with dry feet). The rain made the rocks an even brown colour, wet rocks always look better than dry rocks in my opinion.

Wainwath Falls in Yorkshire Dales

Wainwath Falls in Yorkshire Dales

This is the second time I have photographed Wainwath Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. Last time was back in early 2007 and you can see the results of the original photo below. This time I use a tripod to create a soft, cotton wool like water effect. I had to turn the original image into black and white because the water was a horrible brown colour, because of the peat in it. This time the water was still the same colour, but I processed this area of the image using a brush in Lightroom to selectively desaturate the water. The autumnal colours above are the icing on the cake in my opinion.