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.
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.
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.
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.
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