07 Aug 13. I had two choices of the image for today, one with silky water and the other not; since the fad theses days seems to be with the silky approach, that's what you get. This is a shot of a falls that I have visited often, even taken others to see, but last week was the first time I bothered to take the walk to the base of the falls and shoot it from that perspective. Now why I never did that prior is a mystery to me, for the walk is a very easy and rewarding one. I was fortunate enough to do it at a time when the wildflowers were in full bloom, and in my mind they are what make this particular shot. For those of you with sharp eyes, you'll notice that I've broken my general rule of not allowing people to ruin the shot and left a few in for perspective. Note also that although their perspective, relative to the falls is correct, that of the wildflowers is not. The are no where as large as they seem for I zoomed the lens to a wide viewing angle and positioned myself low to make them prominent in the composition. The "trip" form the road level parking lot to the base of the falls takes perhaps 10 minutes, at least on the way down; back up maybe a bit longer. If you visit, this is one of three perspectives you can enjoy, the other two being the river just prior to it plummeting over the precipice and the view from the top and it makes the plunge. All three very different, and all three needed to complete the picture. I recommend all three views to fully appreciate Narada Falls and that you take your time in viewing. I've cropped the original a small amount to remove a couple of distracting areas and added a very tiny amount of contrast enhancement to areas of the falls. That's all the "correction" for this image. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/30 sec @ f / 22 hand held.