A Tumbling Down by Richard Ion

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There’s little to say about this really. It is in North Glen Sannox on the island of Arran (Scotland) and was taken on a wet day! That said, there are three facts that may be of interest.
1. To take this I had to climb down a very slippery bank and be very, very brave – so points for effort I think?;-)
2. For all the wild moorland look, this is less than 200 feet above sea level.
3. As I was taking it (and feeling smugly brave) two fit and healthy young chaps arrived with some of those tiny, stubby canoes with the intention of tumbling down the falls (and they are a lot higher than this wide-angle suggests)!
4. (Yes, there were meant to be only 3) The two fit and healthy young men brought many glances from Shonah (my wife) as they stripped off and changed onto their wet gear!!!! (And, no, before you ask, there are no photographs of that!!).

Thanks for looking.

Tech details:
Nikon D200 Sigma 17-35mm @17mm
f11 1/8


arran, ash, burn, mountain, river, rowan, sannox, waterfall


  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerover 6 years ago

    this is simply stunning, worth all the effort it took for you to capture this.

  • Thanks Lois, that’s much appreciated.

    – Richard Ion

  • colinhollywood
    colinhollywoodover 6 years ago

    Terrific shot Richard – well done, all the effort was worth it!

  • Good of you Colin, many thanks.

    – Richard Ion

  • RobH
    RobHover 6 years ago

    Lovely image Richard, you’ve captured the movement of that water perfectly. Well worth your daring scrambel. It reminds me of Upper Teesdale in my neck of the woods.

  • Thanks Robert and yes I can see what you mean about Teesdale.
    Good of you to pop in and comment

    – Richard Ion

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 6 years ago

    A stunning shot and fabulous scenery.

  • Thanks Irene – it was a rather miserable day in terms of the weather but it has it’s bonuses in the waterfalls:)

    – Richard Ion

  • Fiona MacNab
    Fiona MacNabover 6 years ago

    Excellent work – I love the effect of the water.

  • Thanks Fiona, I was trying not to blur it too much but it was moving very fast and it was fairly dark.

    – Richard Ion

  • Bev Evans
    Bev Evansover 6 years ago

    The movement in this makes me feel quite dizzy, so I would have to say that it is an extremely effective shot (even if ‘dizzy’ wasn’t your intention!). it is as though you have pressed the Pause button!

  • ‘Dizzy’ will do – any emotion/sensation is good (I think!) when looking at a picture?
    Thanks Bev, much appreciated.

    – Richard Ion

  • pjmossie
    pjmossiealmost 6 years ago

    mmm, lovely colours here again, great shot,

    Bravery to be commended as well.


  • lol thanks Paula, there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity of course;-)

    – Richard Ion

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