The Basin

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This image was made this spring during a workshop I led. Rain added to the runoff so the Basin along Rt. 93 in NH. was getting quite full. Shooting waterfalls is fun but can be kind of hairy when the water is flowing rapidly. this location is quite safe however.

Tiny men, huge nature

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

Look at the tiny men walking down the path from the parking ground. Look at the enormous spray above the cataract. Believe me, you’ll get wet when walking there.

This is the lower cataract of Gullfoss, one of the huge waterfalls of Iceland.

FX, 16mm, f16, 1/100s, ISO 100

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

endless streams of water …

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

pouring down Gullfoss waterfall on Iceland.

FX, 24mm, f16, ISO 100, 1.2 sec

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Guest Post – Andre Krajnik – Waterfall

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I would like to welcome the newest member of our Guest Contributor team

André Krajnik

My name is André and I’m very exited to be part of this group of bloggers. I would like to thank Joe for giving me the opportunity to become part of the guest contributor team.

This is my debut to Monochromia and this photo was taken in Iceland in summer 2014. I still really love this waterfall.

I’m based in a small town south-east of the Ruhr area in the state North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Beside landscape and animals, I photograph weddings, people, concerts and other events. I started with photography back in the early 1980s. My first camera was a Minolta X500 35mm SLR camera, that I bought from the first money I earned. It was a great companion for many years. After several upgrades I ended up with a Minolta Dynax 7000i that is still in one of my drawers with a single zoom lens.

After nearly 30 years of taking photos on analog film I decided to try digital photography back in 2008 when it reached a quality level that was sufficient in my opinion and worth all the money I would have to spend on the gear. I’m using Nikon now and I use my D610 most of the time. For landscape, portraits or weddings it’s the best choice for me because of the full frame sensor and the big dynamic range. For wildlife, I’m still using my old D90.

Beside some good prime lenses for weddings and portrait sessions, I own some zoom lenses with a focal length of 14 to 400 mm for a full frame sensor, a tele-converter, a set of extension tubes and an fish-eye lens.

My gear often has quite a hard job as you can see in the image below.

When I started with photography, I had my own lab. I was photographing very much in B&W and IR at that time and developed the films myself as well as the prints. At that time, I worked part-time as a repro photographer for an advertising agency. I still love how the structures pop out in B&W. You can usually see a lot more details when simply concentrating on one color (black in so many different nuances) on white paper. That’s the same in digital.


To see more of my work please visit my German website – or my English WordPress blog here


The Land That Time Forgot

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The waterfalls and thick forests of the Pacific Northwest have a way of reminding me where we came from.  It’s like sections were left as they were in the time of dinosaurs, or Sleestack if you are an old TV buff.  Thick mist hangs in the air encouraging the green moss to take over anything not moving.  This spot is below the popular Panther Creek Falls.  While there is a viewing platform at the top, you have to climb down two levels to see this beauty.

Multnomah Falls

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I absolutely love visiting this waterfall despite the crowds.  You can actually see the falls from the interstate so everyone stops.  Despite that it’s one of the most beautiful and iconic sights in Oregon.  There is beauty out there right under your nose every day.  Don’t forget to stop and smell the waterfalls.