Found this beautiful little rustic waterfall in the North Woods at the top of New York City’s Central Park, NYC, USA, Who Knew? 05/28/2014 – views 1748 – Features 10 + Explore in April ’12

I had no tripod and no cable release so used a rock as a tripod and held the Canon 5D MKII camera steady by hand, relying on image stabilizers in the lens during long exposures. This image is a composite of eight images. The top half is three exposures combined in HDR as is the bottom half. I then blended these two halves together to create the square image. I added an extra water image into the actual fall to add a bit more detail to the water texture where the water meets the pool and finished with a texture layer for the vignette.

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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 3 years ago

    I didn’t know! Very beautiful capture!

  • I don’t think many folks who live in the city know about this Barbara. I’ve been here for many many years and I didn’t know! Thanks very much for the compliment, very nice of you, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 3 years ago

    Chris, you are a Master with your work so beautiful ….just marvelous and life like splendorous
    all beauty always Normajje

  • Awww, thanks so much Normaje, you spoil me so! :-)

    – Chris Lord

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • Thanks so much Trudi, greatly appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago


  • You are very kind Lorilee, many thanks for that. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsabout 3 years ago

    Now see that’s cool. Shows that NYC has a little of everything.

  • Oh yeah, it sure do! Just an amazing place! Thanks very much Rodney. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!! Hard to believe such beauty is soooo close to an urban jungle!!!! Great work!

  • Really! Who would have thunk it??? Not just close but right in the middle of it. I had no idea this was there and I’ve been to the park hundreds of times. Really appreciate your nice comment Lori, thank you very much indeed, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinabout 3 years ago

    Love this so much

  • Thanks so much Christine, very kind of you to say so. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous, Chris! If you had stopped at “in the north woods….” I never would have guessed central park!!!! A beautiful find for sure, and your handling of it enhances it beautifully!! ~ Kim

  • The group I went with was down to three people by the time we found this late in the afternoon, now, after I posted this, a new “Meet Up” has been planned already just to go to this site. Thanks so much for your great comment Kim, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 3 years ago

    Um…(may seem a silly question), is the waterfall man made Chris?
    It is very tranquil, lush green and the water looks magic
    Great catch

  • Not a silly question at all but everything in Central Park is really man made as the park was landscaped and designed from scratch starting in 1853 I believe. It was all poor peoples shacks and pig farms etc before that. However this part of the park has been created as a woods with natural looks and native plants and trees so the falls does look quite natural. The granite rocks are native to area and just dropped in place without cement etc. They have been there well over a hundred years and wild nature has grown in beautifully over and around them. It really is quite magical and amazing to find in the middle of this city. Thanks for a great comment Sandra, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 3 years ago

    stunning work

  • You are too too kind, thanks very much Angela.

    – Chris Lord

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