Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Walking Downriver in September—2

November 18, 2019

This post—a continuation of yesterday’s—is about the waterfall David and I visit when we walk downriver in northern Ohio’s Vermilion River, which we do most Septembers.

Update of November 22, 2019: In the Comments section, Steve Gingold asked if I’d thought of stitching together photographs 6 and 7. Look below photograph 7 to see how that worked.

This photograph is from August 2006. I had heard about a waterfall not far from Schoepfle Garden that could be accessed from the river. Here is my first view of it. As pretty as this small waterfall was, I was a little disappointed.

2 David thought there might be more, so he clambered up the cliff to have a look.

3 This year, when I saw the base of the cliff, I was not disappointed because I knew what was coming.

4 I could happily linger here.

5 This was our destination. From the top of the cliff to the pool, the water falls about 20 feet. It’s not spectacular as waterfalls go, but it counts as a real waterfall to me.



6 and 7 stitched together in Photoshop, per Steve Gingold’s suggestion. It almost works.


14 responses

  1. Beautiful in colour and structure, such a charming place!


    November 18, 2019 at 3:12 AM

    • Thank you, Ule. Yes, it is a charming. The pool is almost surrounded by cliffs, and it feels like a secret place.

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      November 18, 2019 at 7:35 PM

  2. Excellent images, Linda, and my hat’s off to your intrepid husband. There are times I could use a guy like that on my team.


    November 18, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    • Thank you, Ken. Yeah, he ain’t a field biologist for nothin.’ Very adventuresome outdoors.


      November 18, 2019 at 7:37 PM

  3. In #7, the shadow struck me as that of a person striding.


    November 18, 2019 at 11:37 AM

  4. Oh, yes, I see the person now. I’ve taken a few other photographs of walking tree people. Tried to find one now to show you but to no avail.


    November 18, 2019 at 7:52 PM

  5. The sequencing of these is great, Linda. Isn’t there much more water in spring, but is it too hard to see then? WHen you say you walk downriver, are you in the river? That would explain why Septemeber is the time you do it. 😉


    November 21, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    • Thank you, Lynn. The sequencing is a whole other creative act, isn’t it—which you are so good at. Yes, I think there would be more water coming over the falls in spring, but—you guessed it—more water in the river, too. Yes, we walk to the falls in the river, which would be impossible or very dangerous when the water level is high. I don’t know for sure, but I’d guess that seeing the falls from atop the cliff would not be possible, either because you just can’t see them from that angle and/or because they are on private property.

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      November 22, 2019 at 5:24 PM

      • OK, that’s what I thought might be going on. Waterfalls often seem to come with limitations on the point of view, or around here there’ll be big logs caught in the falls that make it less attractive. And like you said, you often can’t get to the top – but if you could, maybe you wouldn’t be able to see much. What is it about waterfalls? 😉 😉


        November 24, 2019 at 2:02 PM

        • See the dead tree to the left in #5? Either it or another similar dead tree was up against the falls some years ago, and the scene was definitely less attractive. I wonder if the power you can feel of falling water is one thing that makes waterfalls appealing . . .


          November 24, 2019 at 8:41 PM

  6. I like the two part waterfall. Did you think to stitch it into one? That’d make a nice narrow yet long image to hang in a narrow space.


    November 22, 2019 at 5:25 AM

    • I’m going to try stitching them together, Steve. Thanks for the suggestion. I didn’t even notice that the two photos were so related until I saw one above the other while making this post. See the update.


      November 22, 2019 at 7:51 PM

  7. Mesmerizing images !


    December 10, 2019 at 10:46 AM

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