Monday, February 11, 2013

Visiting The Great Falls in Winter, Paterson, NJ

I find it truly amazing how,
when I am interested in something,
I just don't notice the cold.

When focused on getting a series of shots
I can stand outside for hours... 
complains a certain husband. 

And let's just say this trip was especially cold.

With the added mist freezing to all the surfaces
walking was treacherous.

The same mist covered my sunglasses, camera and lens
making visibility impossible.

So I more or less aimed, shot and hoped for the best.
Mental note: Next time cover the camera and bring a lens cloth.

Fortunately, a certain husband wore his ski gear so he was plenty warm.
If only the camera wasn't getting wet then I would have had more time....

The Great Falls
Passaic River
Paterson, NJ

The falls are a National Historical Park.  There is no charge to view the falls, walk around them and on the pedestrian bridges.  There are other things to do in Paterson, just be aware it is a high crime area so be attentive to your surroundings. For info click here. 


Tina´s PicStory said...

wow! stunning pics! :)

Mary Gene Atwood said...

lovely shots! Where there's light there's hope!

Tamar SB said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I just love those massive icicles that hang from the rock faces!

DawnTreader said...

The photo of the rainbow makes me realize I've never seen a rainbow in winter. I guess we just never get the sun in the right angle here this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are breath taking. Wonderful takes.


EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots of the falls.

In the cold, it's amazing how long I can stay outside if I have my camera.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Wow, these icy river shots are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

I'm such a weenie I'd never make it on this kind of photo shoot!

Meta said...

Så vackra bilder det blir med forsande vatten.
det är överväldigande.
Ha en fin vecka
Kram Meta

Out on the prairie said...

I have stood under a fals with an umbrella so a friend could shoot the light coming through the water at the top.Lovely shots,you have to get a bit cold, its still winter.It is hard to shoot with gloves.

Jill Wellington said...

A gorgeous falls...and your photos are just amazing!

packmom said...

What a beautiful place and such a treat to see it in it's winter wonder.

Gina Kleinworth said...

It's gorgeous- I love the hazy sun on all that rushing water.