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Berlin Falls

Berlin Falls
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Exposure: f/16, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-18 4:24
Viewed: 1930
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Berlin Falls is located in the Blyde River Canyon area on the Panorama route in Mpumalanga,South Africa.Shaped in the form of a huge white candle,the falls flow down for 80m into a deep dark green hole surrounded by red cliffs.

You'll quickly see why the falls are likened to a candle.The water pours through a natural sluice in the rock,plunges straight down for a few meters(this is the candle wick),then widens into a broad torrent which falls in a straight line down to the pool(the candle itself).

WHY THE BERLIN FALLS,it's not an African name?The answer lies with the European miners who came to try their luck here in the heady days of the gold rush.They named the individual falls after towns and places in their home countries-hence the Berlin Falls nostalgically named by the German diggers.

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nice view of the falls from this vantage point, which puts the falls in perspective since we can see both where the water is coming from and the pool at the bottom.

照的很漂亮 很美麗的風景 也很清晰
看起來特別的壯觀 景可以拉的如此遙遠
也還是清晰 很棒的作品
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Ciao Srikumar, agreat POV on fantastic waterfall, beautiful landscape, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

SHEER DELIGHT ... this aerial view!!!
The greenery in the forefront gives this image DEPTH!!!
Great notes explaining the history.
Best regards from Mario in Canada.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-18 6:27]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful photo of this waterfall in good sharpness and an excellent DOF. Beautiful natural colours. Taken from a nice POV.

Dear Sri
What a wonderful image. You capture it from good view point with perfect sharpness and colour.
For me, if you add some more sky, then it may be more beautiful.
best wishes.
Samiran da

Africa theke phire notun chhobi....khub bhalo hoyechhe...

aasha kori aagami din gulo te south africar besh kichhu chhobi dekhte pabo...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-06-18 8:14]

Hi Srikumar.
You have pictured a wonderful place and shared a fine shot. I like impressive POV and framing of the lovely scene, extreme details across the frame, natural colours of the image. I also welcome long exposure and achieved effect, Warm regards and TFS.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-18 8:52]

Hi Srikumar,

Awesome shot and great point of view of the corner, I like very much the waterfalls.
Splendid the movement of the water, POV and DOF are excellent.
TFS, Great job.
My best regards.

Hi Srikumar. I see you used the tree-line across the top to frame it. That looks great. The colours are good and it has nice perspective. The light makes for a nice ambiance. Wonderful to see. TFS Trevor

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-19 13:00]

Hello Sri,
A very special place..must be impressive to have seen you fom the opposite side. I also like your introduction quotation. Very nice.

Bonsoir Srikumar,
Tr鋊 beau paysage magnifiquement compos avec ses diff廨ents plans successifs nettement identifiables par leurs structures don nanti une image profonde dans laquelle le regard peut se promener loisir afin d'y d嶰ouvrir mille et une choses.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

nice and surprising water fall, TFS Ori

Hi Srikumar, Excellent POV which shows the size of the falls and its surroundings. The best of all it tells where the falls starts and ends too. Wonderful colours and light along with great details and clarity. Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-20 19:03]

Hello Srikumar,
My wife loves to visit waterfalls, I'm sure she would enjoy seeing this one someday in person. You have photographed it nicely showing it's most beautiful attributes. I can definitely see it's likeness to a candle. I like the way you included the surrounding terrain in you photo. Well done!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-24 10:54]

Hi Srikumar,
Excellent shot of a nice landscape. Amazing colors,and perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-24 16:45]

Hello Srikumar
really a lively and amazing waterfall. Such a nice place nature offers. You shared this beautiful and astonishing fall.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-26 16:14]

Hi Srikumar,magnificent capture of these waterfalls that remind me the heart of Mauritius island,great point of view,detail and colors,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar

Very beautiful photo of this falls because
the POV you choose higher than the falls
showing the beautiful background scenery
with the falls, TFS


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