Chasing Waterfalls

After a rough night in the hospital with my son (tonsils are out but the pain meds made him sick to his stomach), I’m ready to look at something relaxing and calming!

A while ago, I posted a picture of a waterfall that we encountered just north of where we live, but it was only one of seven waterfalls we saw as we spent a couple of weekends one summer doing the Grey County Waterfall Tour. This particular one is called Jones Falls, and it can be seen from the Bruce Trail, or glimpsed from Highway 21 heading west from Owen Sound, Ontario. Jones Falls cascades 12 metres over the Niagara Escarpment, and a one-kilometre walking trail leads through the Pottawatomi Conservation Area to the falls. As I quickly found out, it is another spot that offers year-round splendour for photographers.

In this shot, I particularly like how the trees act as a frame for the waterfall, and even though I truly don’t know what I’m doing, this is straight out of the camera – no editing!!

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18 Responses to Chasing Waterfalls

  1. farlane says:

    Nice waterfall shot!

  2. Kevin Alexander says:

    Cool, no editing. That’s a really great shot and perspective. I hope your son will get better soon. Have a great rest of the day.

  3. TBM says:

    Wonderful shot! I hope your son recovers quickly. I can’t handle most meds either and I know how he feels. He’s fortunate to have a loving mom to take care of him.

  4. Yayyyyyyyy, we are home and no more morphine, so he is doing much better? The new pain meds don’t seem to bother him. Thank you for all your kind words – I really appreciate it!! Glad you liked my waterfall 🙂

  5. AJBopp says:

    Very lovely shot. Wish I had more opportunity to visit places like that!

    • Thanks! You know what the funniest thing is? We didn’t even realize we had so many waterfalls close by until we saw a pamphlet about the waterfall tour. It makes me wonder what other photo ops are nearby that I haven’t discovered yet! I will have to do some more exploring this summer.

  6. Dor says:

    Hope your son is doing well now. It’s great that you have the photography to divert your attention from constant worry. The waterfall photo is truly lovely.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes!! He is doing better, but the pain was especially bad this morning when he woke up because he wanted to sleep right through rather than be woken up for meds. He did manage to have some scrambled eggs for lunch which was his first solid food, so that’s great :). Glad you liked the waterfall picture! It’s a lovely place.

  7. maenamor says:

    great photo, one thing I love is the sound of water, everytime I camp out it has to be by running water..best nights sleep i ever get :-)… glad your son is on the mend too… 🙂

    • Thank you and Daniel thanks you too :). I truly know what you mean about the sound of water. I grew up in a sailing family, and there is nothing better than the sound of water to fall asleep to. I have often said that if I ever won a lottery I would buy a house on a lake so that I could hear the sound of the waves lapping up on the shore every day. It is so relaxing!!

  8. tadams4u says:

    First off glad your son is better. Second off, awesome shot! I love waterfalls.

    • Yes, it’s slow, but he is on the mend. It’s true what they say though – having your tonsils out is much harder when you are older!! I’m glad you liked the photo. I love waterfalls too – I could sit and stare at them for hours!! Thanks 🙂

  9. Jeff Sinon says:

    Pretty nice for “not knowing what you are doing”

    • Oh Jeff, you are so good for my ego!! Seriously though, I wish I had more time to learn about the settings on my camera. I only know the very basics. As my kids get older though, I am finding that I am getting more time to devote to my hobbies, so that’s good!

      • Jeff Sinon says:

        Glad I could be of service 🙂

        Hopefully I don’t sound too full of myself by offering, but if you ever have any questions about how to use your camera, or photography in general, please don’t hesitate to ask. I got a lot of help along the way and feel it is my duty to pay it forward. So seriously, don’t hesitate. I don’t know everything, but what I do I’m happy to share.

      • No, you do not sound full of yourself at all! You are just a very giving person, and I appreciate that very much :). It’s nice to know I have someone I can turn to when I have questions. Thank you so much!

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