This weekend the river is much more flooded than I expected – although nowhere near where it sometimes gets… Was much colder this time than it was last time I was stood here a month ago – lovely, lovely winter.

Canon 450D
Canon 17-85 @ 17mm
60s, 30s, 120s
B+W nd 3.0
Processed in Photomatix Pro and GIMP

River Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK – on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 04/12/2011

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Mat Robinson

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayover 2 years ago

    Beautiful falls.. looks to be running pretty quick.. nice exposure and processing.. congrats on the feature.. :-))

  • Thank you – wasn’t sure about smoothing the water as it almost takes away from the movement of the flooding… but glad it turned out well!

    – Mat Robinson

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonover 2 years ago

    Love the colour in the water, great shot Mat

  • Thank you – I believe the colour comes from the peat in the moors further up…

    – Mat Robinson

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 2 years ago

    beautiful capture congratulations on the feature :)

  • Thank you! Very kind of you.

    – Mat Robinson

  • martinappleby
    martinapplebyover 2 years ago

    Nice shot Mat, makes a nice change to see a different angle of these falls.

  • Cheers Martin, if the water had been an inch higher I wouldn’t have been able to get there around the dam – so very well timed I think!

    – Mat Robinson

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin, glad you like it.

    – Mat Robinson

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Terrific capture!

  • Thank you Donna, very kind of you.

    – Mat Robinson

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 2 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you!

    – Mat Robinson

  • john forrant
    john forrantover 2 years ago

    Great shot. Love the soft water your slow exposures caught. Great editing too

  • Thank you! It seems every time I go down there recently I’ve got something good out of it – nice to see the river at all different levels throughout the seasons…

    – Mat Robinson

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