One of Seven by bmac62 ()
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Yesterday we drove out of Tucson and up a beautiful, very winding 25 mile mountain road to the top of Mount Lemmon. Well we almost got to the top...the top is above 9,000 feet in elevation and Tara no longer felt good after about 8,000 feet. [She felt fine once again as soon as we got back down to 5000-6000 feet]
The photo above is one part of "Seven Cataracts", a series of seven waterfalls that tumble in sequence down the rocky slopes of Mount Lemmon.
My longest lens at this time is a 70-200mm telephoto. To capture all seven waterfalls (one at a time), a lens with a much longer reach is needed. A 400mm might do the trick:)
Image Comments (27)
This is just plain spectacular, Bill - an awesome shot! What a beautiful place! Now here's the kind of place one of those quadcopters would be real handy... Imagine flying up to that cave/grotto, and getting a few shots.. Of course you'd have to be pretty good with it - if you crashed in there, you'd never see it again. Hope Tara's recovered well - I remember her mentioning she's pretty wiped out beyond about 8000 ft.
You can add a lengthening tube which would allow you to double your focal distance. They are quite inexpensive. I have one for my old Olympus OM2 camera. I used it for enlarging when photographing small details which were too large for my macro lens. I also used it to get more out of my 80 - 200 mm. zoom lens. What catches my eye here is the cave near the top of the photo. There also seems to be one in the lower part of the photo. Interesting lighting. From your vantage point and the depth of the ravine I suspect you're standing at the end of a bridge spanning the ravine. Interesting shot - keep up the good work! :-)
What a beautiful cascade; there are seven? Wow...I think you need a hovercraft for this kind of photography. And I have the same issue as Tara, the last time I went to Lake Tahoe I was very affected until we went back down the mountain. It's kind of a surprising feeling.
9000 feet, and Tara started to feel not-so-good after 8000? That's pretty impressive! That's like saying someone got to floor 90 of a 100 story building, but then couldn't take the height any more...I'd have started tiring at about 6000. This is a big craggy capture, looming into the background, much huger than its size would intimate (I mean the size of the image on the screen, not the size of the sight). You captured and cropped a very condensed section of rock and water; and when we look closely, we see there are lots of levels of depth in there---something not as obvious at first glance, because your pov allows us to see this as one big "vein" of mountainry and trees, etc. (Yeah, I said "mountain-ry"---let it go, lol, I don't know what the hell I'm writing, sometimes...) A very compact and packed shot, communicating the packed feel of such natural structures. And you got a luminous flow of blues here too, they flow throughout the image, and end at the top, where they're a watercolor sea-blue. Complex and beautiful work, Bill.