The upper part of the waterfall posted a few days ago.
Horse Tail waterfall, aka cascade de la Queue de Cheval is one of the highest in Haut Jura Natural Park and the image above only shows the lower part.
I went the for a first visit yesterday but i was a little disppointed because despite the big rains we had recently, water level was really low and the fall not impressive.
An image from about one year ago of this beautiful waterfall on Bronze river.
I returned there some weeks ago after a few days of storms and strong rain, the waterfall was unrecongnizable and looked like small Niagara falls.
Walking the forest path overhanging the river, i first made a few stops to make some images of all these lush greens. With all the recent springtime rains, every forest here looks to be a tropical one.
Then i just had to go on a little more to discover a kind of deep and green canyon were the river was running tumultuously.
The point of view "from above" was not very interesting so i started to search one way to reach the river. I finally found one scary but direct access to the other end of the canyon. The place was green wet and wild and filled with the noise of this small but powerful waterfall.
Still posting images from my last outing to this waterfall. This one was done in the very late afternoon but i needed my Hoya ND 400 filter to get a long enough exposure for this effect on the "lake".
As we have an awful weather almost every day, i spend a lot of time browsing the net and looking at maps, searching for some interesting places to photograph and i found yesterday another waterfall named Pain de Sucre in Ain department. Actually, like Jura, this department really has many and many rivers and falls and is a very good photographic destination at spring and autumn.
An image from yesterday while i was exploring Vézéronce river near Surjoux in Ain department.
This river is a small one with just a few kilometers long but goes to the Rhône which is one of the main rivers in France (it starts in Switzerland and finishes the mediterranean sea)
This waterfall is just a few hundreds meters far from the junction between the two rivers. Access is really short and easy and i guess it's a famous place for family walks.I know there is at least one more fall above this one but i couldn't find any path through the cliffs. I asked to someone living just near. He answered that he wasn't sure about the path and that it should be dangerous.
An image from May in Haut Jura Natural Park.
This mountain stream runs all over the year through the forest but spring is probably its most beautiful season.
A wider view of this place can be seen here.
After a long time without visiting this lovely place under my home, i returned there a few days ago.
Arrived at the end of afternoon, i waited for the sun to be low enough but after some tries, the contrast was still a little high to give some files of a very good quality with a single exposure.
So, i went for HDR and the image above results of two photos blended and tonemapped with Picturenaut.
One more image from this serie i did in the first week of May.
Once more, i used my Hoya ND 400 filter for the long exposure in full daylight.
A new place discovered yesterday.
Dard waterfall or Cascade du Dard is on the Bronze river running through the mountains of Massif des Bornes in Haute Savoie department.
I arrived in the middle afternoon and the light was really too hard on the fall. So, i explored the narrow and underwood canyon lower on the river.
After a nice hike and a few images of the stream, i was back to the waterfall around 7 pm. The sun was still a bit high and i spent the last waiting time looking for the best point of views.
The image posted here was done under the very last sunrays. The contrast between dark trees and clear sky was really high and i thought that HDR could be one of the best solution for this view. So i took a serie of 5 exposures. Back home, i processed them with Picturenaut to obtain the result you can see here.
I've just posted on my french website all the images i've done last week around this waterfall.
After the detail published here a few days ago, i now share a wider view of the fall.
Glandieu waterfall is a famous and beautiful waterfall in Ain department.
Here, waters from Gland river makes a big jump (a little more than 30 meters i think) before their last run to meet the Rhône river.
I have recently discovered this waterfall on a map and went there yesterday in the late afternoon to make some photos before the dry season.
This image only shows a detail from the upper part of the fall and is the first i processed today.
An image of a new place i've just discovered on monday morning.
Parnant river runs through the fields and forest near Arcine and go to the Rhône river. The ground on its last part is made of a kind of sandstone where the river had done a deep and sinuous canyon named the Tine (pronounced like teen) which starts with this little waterfall and ends to the Rhône river.More images to come soon.
In my first post about this place i wrote i couldn't find the name of the river running here. A more complete search with different maps told me it's the Castran river.
This image was also done during my first visit to the canyon. I returned there on last friday, the stream was still running nicely, the green forest was wonderfully lush but the waterfall was dry ...
That's a new place i discovered just the day before my departure to Paris.
Back home, i had a look at the map, found the river and the waterfall but no name was given. A rapid look at the web didn't give more information.
I returned on the place with a camera in the evening for images of the waterfall and i expect to return in the next days for more photos of the stream under the springtime woods.