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Cataract Cascade I

Cataract Cascade I
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-18
Categories: River, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !"the River" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 23:31
Viewed: 6924
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... Rushing to Rest ... [ and Cataract Cascade II ]

""Just like every lock's got to have a key
Every river flows looking for the sea
And when you plant a seed, it reaches for the sky
That's just the way it is, nobody wonders why...

With the recent rainfall we have had the lakes are full and the runoff thru the brooks is stunning. Rocks which are visible during "normal" runoff are submerged, while the churning water rushes to the sea.

It looks as if the upstream brewmaster has opened a giant spigot and is letting go of all amber ale from in the holding vats!

This shot is taken a mere 100 yards from the stream's mouth. From this spot we can usually see herring gulls, blackback gulls, and at times a heron, osprey or eagle, all coming to "fish" and "hunt" in and near some of the pools of this stream.
The recent running of the gaspereau must be in their memory! Yes this fish (pseudoherring) is known elsewhere as the alewife*** Something very fitting in this amber water! Local sportsfishers also come here to catch minnows for bait.

This shot-spot is just upstream from the location of this shot...

Shot presented for "Marhowie" who knows a few songs and maybe is also a Connoisseur of Country, be it by lens or sense... Open the sluice Bruce.
The "amber ale" is for my buddy "Clancys"... who took me to this shoot: enjoy Roy!

*** ""The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of small shad. There are anadromous and landlocked forms. The landlocked form is also called a sawbelly or mooneye (although this latter name is more commonly applied to Hiodon spp.). The front of the body is deep and larger than other fish found in the same waters, and its common name is said to come from comparison with a corpulent alewife (a female tavernkeeper). In Atlantic Canada it is known as the gaspereau. More locally, in southwestern Nova Scotia it is called a kiack (or kyack). This fish has, in the past, been used as a baitfish for the lobster fishing industry. It is also used for human consumption, usually smoked. It is caught (during its migration) using large hand-held "dip" nets to scoop the fish out of shallow, constricted areas on its migratory streams and rivers."" Source: WIKI

Tech Talk; shot, cropped and scaled, then captioned for TN

pablominto, Matt-Bird, peter_stoeckl, Alex99, Adanac, dew77, scottevers7, marhowie, lovenature, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To CeltickRanger: beautiful landscape shot of this river...Shoot_Score 1 07-30 18:54
To lovenature: Intriguing note!Shoot_Score 3 07-22 21:08
To Clancys: Did you get wetShoot_Score 1 07-02 20:21
To pablominto: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:39
To Kathleen: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:38
To Matt-Bird: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:38
To peter_stoeckl: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:37
To Alex99: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:35
To Adanac: and the ICE is gone. ...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:34
To scottevers7: Rushing Water...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:33
To JPlumb: Rushing Water...Shoot_Score 1 07-02 18:32
To marhowie: when the flood here subsidesShoot_Score 1 06-29 09:11
To JPlumb: you've picked up the amber.Shoot_Score 1 06-28 13:29
To Adanac: Paddle to The Sea,Shoot_Score 1 06-26 00:36
To dew77: Have a great weekend!Shoot_Score 1 06-26 00:29
To marieproue: ... avec le ciel qui l'accompagne.Shoot_Score 1 06-26 00:28
To scottevers7: pale amber bach beerShoot_Score 1 06-26 00:16
To pablominto: the colour of the waterShoot_Score 1 06-23 02:29
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Hello Jay,
Judged by the colour of the water there are still some melting snow in the area, but that cannot possibly be this late!
The rapids are captured with good details, good diagonal movement in composition!
Pablo -

Hi Jay.
Coposition is great with the water running out of the frame on the left leading the eye up the brook into the image.
Great capture of the water movement and detail, looks rough and a bit dirty like just after the rains.
Great image

New Zealand

Hi Jay,
Nice photo, you have frozen alot of motion in this photo and I like how you have the whole shot in focus. Good notes.

Hi Jay,
perfectly well chosen point of view to draw me right into that wild running mountain river. Can hear the sounds, smell the scent, get the feeling of being out there.
The bird crossing the scene in the distance is the ultimate adder, like to dot on the i.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hi Jay.
Amazing note and so amazing picture. I am impressed with great exposure level, very interesting POV and perfect sharpness and details of the image. Pictured scene is great. Reflection of the stream is fantastic as well as the reproduction of its surroundings. Bravo and my best wishes.

Hi Jay,
Excellent composition, sharp focus and great exposure result in this pleasing capture. Great note as always, your note brought back memoiries of a story from my childhood, called Paddle to The Sea, did you ever read it. Thanks Jay

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-23 11:25]
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Hello Jay,
Beautiful landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,lighting and sharpness are also exclelent.Have a great weekend!

Magnifique tourment avec le ciel qui l'accompagne.

Hi Jay,
I love how the leaching Tannin's from the trees give the water up there the ice tea colors. (or pale amber bach beer depending on your tastes) Well composed and framed. The water action is froen in good detail.
Looks like a place I would love.

Awesome colours in the water of this shot Jay. I especially like how you've picked up the amber. The texture of this river too is good. You don't say what your speed was but it worked well for you. The shrubs and sky make a great frame for this river.

Thanks, John

I'll be back when the flood here subsides my friend :(
Gee wiz just what I wanted to see...more water ;}
Thanx for the thought.

Did you get wet that close to the surface of the running water?
While you were shoting that shot? The sky looks like it was ready to drop more rain on you at any time. Nice capture.

Cheers :)

Hi Jay
Such a dramatic capture of this angry creek in full flood. The brown water tells a story of run-off and all the goodness it's carrying to the sea. Intriguing note!
TFS Janice

hello Jay

beautiful landscape shot of this river, fine POV, i love the vertical
framing that gived a fine DOF to the image, excellent sharpness & details,



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