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The second in a series of four successive waterfalls on Shay Run, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia







Jun 05, 2022 at 11:56 AM
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Well done beautifully


Jun 05, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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Beautiful, would make a great large print.


Jun 05, 2022 at 04:24 PM
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Perfect choice of shutter speed. Well done.


Jun 05, 2022 at 05:52 PM
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Beautiful, Steve!
So many waterfall photos I see on Instragram are so dark - Not sure why - artificial mood? I wouldn't want anything that dark on. my wall. But this is how it should be - love it!



Jun 05, 2022 at 08:57 PM
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Well done, Steve.


Jun 06, 2022 at 05:53 AM
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Not sure if you could capture this any better. . . well done!


Jun 06, 2022 at 09:09 AM
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Beautifully done Dave! I always love your work!

Im not sure if it is a monitor rez thing but on a 30inch QHD the water is just a little bit crunchy. On a phone, tablet, 4k, or 5k it likely will not be an issue.




Jun 06, 2022 at 09:30 AM
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Beautiful shot! I wish had waterfalls like this close by.


Jun 06, 2022 at 09:45 AM
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junglialoh wrote:
Well done beautifully


Thank you! Steve
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Jim Dockery wrote:
Beautiful, would make a great large print.


Thanks Jim. I think I'll add a print of it to my "waterfall wall". Steve
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Seawolf wrote:
Perfect choice of shutter speed. Well done.


Thank you! Increasingly, I aim to retain some texture in the water for these images. Steve
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graytrekker wrote:
Beautiful, Steve!
So many waterfall photos I see on Instragram are so dark - Not sure why - artificial mood? I wouldn't want anything that dark on. my wall. But this is how it should be - love it!


Thanks Doug! I think there's a time and place for moody, but in this one I was going for going more for just a little bit of wow. Hope you're having a good late spring there in MT! Steve
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psharvic wrote:
Well done, Steve.


Thanks Vic! Steve
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dbehrens wrote:
Not sure if you could capture this any better. . . well done!


Thanks Dave! Steve
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Mark Metternich wrote:
Beautifully done Dave! I always love your work!

Im not sure if it is a monitor rez thing but on a 30inch QHD the water is just a little bit crunchy. On a phone, tablet, 4k, or 5k it likely will not be an issue.



Thanks Mark! I was going for some texture in the water, especially the foreground water, as opposed to velvet. The full resolution version looks as I intended on my 4K monitor. Downsizing, jpeg conversion, and screen sharpening on export from Lightroom is always a bit of a guessing game for me. That's certainly a work in progress. Then there is the diversity of monitors, phones, tablets etc. that you mention. Thanks for the heads up though. Something to be cognizant of. Steve
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Scotts007 wrote:
Beautiful shot! I wish had waterfalls like this close by.


Thanks Scott! I know I'm fortunate to have lots of them close to me. You have some pretty nice ones in MD as well! Steve



Jun 06, 2022 at 10:55 AM
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Steve, great location and you captured it well.


Jun 06, 2022 at 11:08 AM
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Nice job Steve. One of my favorite streams over the years....Kevin


Jun 06, 2022 at 07:02 PM
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keepclicking wrote:
Steve, great location and you captured it well.


Thank you!



Jun 07, 2022 at 09:15 AM
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quickking wrote:
Nice job Steve. One of my favorite streams over the years....Kevin


Thank you Kevin. Good to meet a fellow West Virginian here on FM! I have a long (~45 years) history with the Blackwater Falls/Canaan Valley area as well. I live close by and find myself there pretty often for fishing and photography. Shays is a favorite of mine for the latter!



Jun 07, 2022 at 09:28 AM
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ratherfish wrote:
Thank you Kevin. Good to meet a fellow West Virginian here on FM! I have a long (~45 years) history with the Blackwater Falls/Canaan Valley area as well. I live close by and find myself there pretty often for fishing and photography. Shays is a favorite of mine for the latter!


We've only been visiting the area since 2012 but we try and make it up there a couple of times a year. This waterfall was one of the first I ever photographed and it was just a couple of weeks prior to Sandy. I'm looking forward to visiting later this month.




Jun 08, 2022 at 10:18 AM
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quickking wrote:
We've only been visiting the area since 2012 but we try and make it up there a couple of times a year. This waterfall was one of the first I ever photographed and it was just a couple of weeks prior to Sandy. I'm looking forward to visiting later this month.


That's cool! If you haven't been to Blackwater Falls SP since the recent facility improvements I think you'll be pleased. The lodge rooms and cabins have received significant and welcomed improvements. I think the BBQ restaurant in the lodge is also quite good. Enjoy your upcoming trip!



Jun 09, 2022 at 05:53 AM
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Beautiful shot, I'd frame it and hang it too-


Jun 09, 2022 at 10:33 AM
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Bill Gass wrote:
Beautiful shot, I'd frame it and hang it too-


Thank you Bill!



Jun 10, 2022 at 07:28 PM
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This is a really solid shot all the way around. Great composition and just the right amount of motion blur for my taste.


Jun 15, 2022 at 09:59 PM
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40Driggs wrote:
This is a really solid shot all the way around. Great composition and just the right amount of motion blur for my taste.


Thank you Daniel! I appreciate your comments. Steve



Jun 16, 2022 at 03:00 PM





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