This is Silverthread Falls. A sweet little waterfall (23.4 Meters - 80 feet) that lies within the "Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area" of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey.
More commonly termed by locals as "Delaware Water Gap," the park is named for the 1,000 foot deep gap forged by the Delaware River over a period of ten thousand years. The Delaware River provides all sorts of water recreation. The park's many trails and waterfalls really do add an attractiveness for hikers and photographers, fishermen, campers and people who just love to enjoy the outdoors..
Some of the more popular falls are Raymondskill Falls, and Dingman's Falls. Both are quite easy to reach and there are many more beautiful waterfalls found along the parks' longer trails.
Silver thread Falls, here are located right along the same trail that visitors would take in order to get to Dingman Falls! So, a "two for one" deal is the benefit here! Small by comparison to others, Silverthread quickly became a favorite of mine because of the graceful appearance yet, still, very impressive.... and it IS small - I like that!
Barbara and I encountered another photographer along the walking trail. She was also fixated on these falls. She was shooting with a brand new Nikon D-810 and she had her tripod and a friend along with her, but she had forgotten to bring her ball head!! (Man, I can EASILY see ME doing that - but I keep my Bullhead always on the tripod and now it is pretty much "glued on," ha ha) - so, I lent her my tripod with the ball head already on and she was able to get some nice images...We laughed about how it would be better to shoot during the edges of the day - but one does what one must do with the opportunities afforded...so there we were!
In fact, all my photographs for this trip were made during that dreaded "mid-day" time frame (one of those "Thou Shalt Not" rules for outdoor photography). But this was my only opportunity and my theory is: If this is your only chance (and it was) - then, by God, Go For it!
In a few days, I'll post a couple shots of Dingman Falls.
I hope you enjoy these despite the time of day :-) dj
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire