Agua Azul, Chiapas, Mexico, Central America.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. 18-55mm Lens. 3 Exposures, Converted with Photomatix and processed in Lightroom.


Agua Azul is a place of surreal beauty, where translucent blue water cascades over travertine flowstone that has built up here for thousands of years. Seasonally a torrent of rainwater gushes through nearby limestone mountain caves, dissolving the rock and carrying the calcium downstream. As if by magic, it’s then re-deposited as travertine on almost anything it touches. As the ages pass the deposits layer into these fantastic shapes that look like frozen waterfalls with liquid blue water spilling over them.


agua azul, chiapas, mexico, central america, hdr, waterfall


  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • thanks a lot ray !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • karina5
    karina5over 1 year ago

    Wow! What a gorgeous capture, Dean.

  • thanks heaps karina, they are awesome falls !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 1 year ago

    An excellent picture,Dean – great colours, processing and presentation plus added description make this an International Jetsetting winner! :)george

  • haha thanks a lot mate … these falls are awesome. i still dont really know how to use camera speed but one day i will make the effort :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Stunning shot Dean.

  • thanks mark – its a fantastic spot !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago


  • thanks heaps tereza !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    well done!

  • thanks heaps vadim, its a magic place !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • annieclarke
    annieclarkeover 1 year ago

    Great capture!

  • thanks heap annmarie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    wow!! fantastic Dean!

  • cheers mate – they are fantastic falls !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    I like the textures and shapes you capture here!
    The image is very well exposed, and the colour palette is attractive…

  • thanks heaps john – still learning the HDR ! but enjoying it.

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Keri Harrish
    Keri Harrishover 1 year ago

    Awesome job on this. I love the motion of the water and the warm hues. Well done!

  • thanks keri, they are awesome falls !

    – Dean Cunningham

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