Cataract Falls | Indiana Waterfalls | Long Exposure Photography

I decided to do a tour of Indiana's waterfalls, starting with Cataract Falls located within Lieber State Park in Cloverdale, Indiana.  Last week I made the hour and a half drive from Noblesville in the early evening.  I wanted to get to the waterfalls with about two hours before the sun set, so I could hike around and figure out my composition and see where the light was coming from.

Cataract Falls | Indiana Waterfalls | Cloverdale, Indiana | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Cataract Falls | Upper Falls | Lieber State Park, Indiana

I parked in the lot right next to the upper falls and walked around for a bit, then drove down to the lower falls to see what they had to offer.  I noticed a small group of people looking out over the cliffs onto the falls, and thought that would make for some nice shots...showing the scale of Cataract Falls.

Cataract Falls | Indiana Waterfalls | Lieber State Recreation Area | Cloverdale, Indiana | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Cataract Falls | Lower Falls

I hiked down to the water level and took a few more shots, but the lighting just wasn't right, so I headed back to the upper falls to set up for dusk.

Cataract Falls | Indiana Waterfalls | Lieber State Recreation Area | Cloverdale, Indiana | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Cataract Falls | Upper Falls | Cloverdale, Indiana

Hiking down into the valley, I cautiously maneuvered out as far as I could into the river on the slippery rocks to get some straight-away shots, then ventured to the side for some vertical compositions of Cataract Falls.

With about thirty minutes left before the sun went down, I hiked back up the cliffs to where a group of smaller cascading waterfalls start the river's descent into the bigger waterfall seen above.  This is where I ended up with my favorite shots, as the light turned a bluish hue and I used a longer exposure.  I love the blue hour!  I hope you like the shots of Cataract Falls, my first stop along my tour of Indiana's waterfalls.

Cataract Falls | Indiana Waterfalls | Lieber State Recreation Area | Cloverdale, Indiana | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Cataract Falls | Liber State Park | Cloverdale, Indiana

 

Which image(s) do you like best?  Leave a comment in the space below, I'd love to hear from you!

 

Read more about Cataract Falls here, and check out my Cataract Falls page on my website, along with many other waterfalls I've photographed.

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4 Comments

  1. Dennis Wagoner March 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    Nicely done! I have some shots of Cataract Falls you might like too – http://atrivialmindatwork.com/2015/11/28/wpc-transition-cataract-falls/

    • jhumbracht March 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      Thanks, Dennis! I like your shots as well.

  2. Peg Humbracht March 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    beautiful as always J. PROUD of you son! Keep snapping! Dad

    • jhumbracht March 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      Thanks Pops!!!

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