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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 12 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Whoops, we spring backwards for this view from the top of the waterfall that I had missed in my hurry to get to the accident:) The waterfall is actually split into two big drops. The first shot in the series showed the lower one. This is the view from the very top, where it is possible to walk across next to the edge, with care. We are looking down into a pool, where Monks are bathing, just above the lower drop, the top of which can just be seen on the extreme left of the frame.

NIKON COOLPIX S610 1/80 second F/2.7 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ouch to the head wound, I've just read about it....hope you are all recovered from that. And to this shot....scary heights, but those monks look ready to jump into the waterfall. Lovely aspect for this shot.

12 Jan 2011 5:53am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, looks a long way down

12 Jan 2011 6:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing angle - a sense of vertigo! I love all the details and colours you get in this scene.

12 Jan 2011 7:38am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Now if you had received your head wound after taking this shot I wouldn't have been surprised! And I bet you posted this just to make me feel uncomfortable again! Lovely shot.

12 Jan 2011 7:53am

@dobbino: I must admit the thought of you did cross my mind when posting this:)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This is the one that I prefer most so far. Loads going on-but framed so well, amazing colours, intrigue, natural beauty-all great!

12 Jan 2011 8:49am

@CElliottUK: Me too, it's why i felt the leap backwards in time was justified:) It's not often you can walk across the top edge of a waterfall.

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great POV and super with the orange clad monks

12 Jan 2011 9:39am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very very beautiful ! A great photo !

12 Jan 2011 9:59am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

haha..wwhat the good catch

12 Jan 2011 10:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking good view, not sure if I would have the nerve to take this shot.

12 Jan 2011 10:18am

@Curly: I did use the point and shoot rather than risk the SLR :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Suddenly, after reading of the mishap, everything here looks highly dangerous ! I hope you were roped to a tested tree or something .

12 Jan 2011 10:24am

@Ronnie 2¢: No. It was a case of paddling through warm pools and backing off where there was a large flow. Although it's an almost vertical drop here there were only relatively gentle trickles of water at this point. Much safer than being in the song thaw later:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Spectacular image my friend! Powerful and creative POV is wonderful the foreground with lights filtrades through the vegetation and some incredible textures. The human colon compose a scene of extreme pleasure and peace! Best regards, a hug Adela

12 Jan 2011 10:24am

thami from Fès, Morocco

On suit le cheminement de la lumière et on plonge avec elle dans la cascade! Belle baignade en perspective!

12 Jan 2011 11:55am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super ! Love this POV ! Would be fun to see them naked ;)

12 Jan 2011 1:19pm

@MARIANA: Rumour has it that monks in some of the more remote areas are prone to decadence, even taking to drink, but these ones here are a bunch of coy boys I'm sure :)

Franz from Baden, Austria

cool pov and wonderful colours!

12 Jan 2011 1:46pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Thats a long way down !! you´d need a bit more than a stiched on bandage for your head if you took a tumble here !!!
Cool POV and a nice candid shot !!

12 Jan 2011 2:55pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Yes a coffin probably :)

don from spokane, United States

A fine point of view makes this shot a remarkable image. It takes a bit of looking to grasp the full extent of the image this provides. Very well done.

12 Jan 2011 3:14pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

One of your best shots for last, this is most beautiful and amazing. Love the dappled splashes
of color and the people getting their feet wet. Superb photo, a real winner. The most wonderful
place to be to photograph.

12 Jan 2011 3:15pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great shot from the vantage point, and can only repeat, it sure reminds me of the Krka Falls near Sibenik!

12 Jan 2011 3:27pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Many monks there Wolfgang? :)

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Amazing POV, framing, colours... Really great photo!

13 Jan 2011 2:33pm

1/80 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)