Doane's Waterfall Illuminated

  • August 2, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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We will be shooting a water fall at night, with lights flowing down the river and backlighting the waterfall or pool in front of it.

Doane's Fall is comparatively close to the Boston area (1.5 hours; most falls are in Berkshire county) and is large enough to be interesting, has several cascading portions, which allows us to spread out into smaller groups. It is easy to access from the road (0.5 miles).

Plan on bringing foot wear that can get wet, I anticipate that at least some of us will need to step into the water to place and retrieve lights. I have several water-proof small lights that we can float down the fall, Lisa has larger lights that can be submersed. Light sticks will work well, too, but whatever we do, we will need to retrieve them and not leave plastic litter.

Sunset will be 8:03 p.m., the moon will contribute some light, but not too much at 37% full and setting at 11 p.m.

Suggested equipment:

Bring bug spray and suitable clothing, perhaps a towel, hot and cold fluids, snacks

For lenses, the usual candidates, wider lenses are more suitable, although I can picture us zooming into portions of the fall, too. 

Bring colored flashlights and anything you believe might add interest for this.

Some links for more information:

http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?name=Doanes%20Falls

http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/central-ma/doanes-falls.html

And some images to give you an idea how it looks. Also here.

This is Doane's Falls

Images by www.adafruit.com:

www.tripping.com:

and scatrd.blogspot.com:


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  • Rupesh R.

    Thank you Jurgen and Liz for the awesome night and taking effort to light things up for us. Really appreciate it.

    August 7

  • Maggie H.

    Thanks Liz and Jurgen for all the effort to illuminate the waterfall! Thanks to Andre and Jurgen for all the tips!

    1 · August 3

  • Elizabeth R.

    Very challenging! The falls were deeper and the water level higher than we expected. Nonetheless, we had the fun challenge of coming up with a plan for some cool shots. We all worked well together and it was an adventure!

    August 3

  • Sherri V.

    Challenging location, but we still had a lot of fun and managed to make some photographs too!

    August 3

  • Andre M.

    Awesome job on the lights! This was a lot of fun plus the Milk way was a bonus !

    August 2

  • Rupesh R.

    Hi Jurgen,

    Is there a meeting point for this meetup?

    August 1

    • Jurgen M L.

      The map shows the location and the coordinates pinpoint it, just plug those into Google maps or your GPS

      August 1

    • Rupesh R.

      K sounds good

      August 1

  • Jurgen M L.

    Weather forecast is for partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, but no rain. The meetup will proceed.

    August 1

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