8 Long Exposure Waterfalls around the Earth

There are different styles of photography that can capture the beauty of life around us. Long exposure photography is one such style that is widely known for producing beautiful and captivating photographs. Long exposure photography refers to long shutter speeds.

Longer shutter speeds mean that more light can get into the lens of a camera. Thus, long exposures are typically used at night, when there isn’t a lot of natural lighting around. However, this technique can also be used during day-time to give foggy or ghostly effect like, flowing water or moving clouds.

This technique makes the picture very beautiful and worth seeing. There are several styles and techniques in photography and one among them is long exposure photography which is one of the coolest ways of taking pictures. A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff.

Waterfall is itself very beautiful and long exposure photography makes it more beautiful. If you are a nature lover you will love these pictures. Even if you are not you will become now. So without a further ado we here present you some of the dazzling and unbelievable long exposure photographs of beautiful waterfalls that will take your breath away.

Lower Lewis River Falls, Skamania County, Washington, USA


The Lewis River is a tributary of the Columbia River, about 95 miles (153 km) long, in southwestern Washington in the United States. It drains part of the Cascade Range north of the Columbia River. The drainage basin of the Lewis River covers about 1,046 square miles (2,709 km2).The river’s mean annual discharge is about 6,125 cubic feet per second (173.4 m3/s).Unlike nearby Lewis County and Fort Lewis the Lewis River was not named for Meriwether Lewis, but rather for A. Lee Lewis, an early settler who homesteaded near the mouth of the river.

Lower Little Mashel Falls, Eatonville, Washington, USA

long exposure waterfall

The Little Mashel River is a small river in the U.S. state of Washington, possibly most notable for its 3 waterfalls within its gorge not far above its confluence with the Mashel River. Lower Little Mashel Falls in Eatonville is tucked away in a glen. The sun’s rays at the top edge of the falls set off the water beautifully.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW, Australia

long exposure waterfall

Ku-ring-gai Chase is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 25 km north of Sydney located largely within the Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Warringah and Pittwater municipal areas. Ku-ring-gai Chase is also officially classed as a suburb by the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. The villages of Cottage Point, Appletree Bay, and Bobbin Head are located within park boundaries. An isolated portion of the park; Barrenjoey Headland, is located to the north of Palm Beach east of the primary park body and is home to Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

Ku-ring-gai is generally regarded as a popular tourist destination, known for its scenic setting on the edge of a southern branch of the Hawkesbury River as well as rock engravings and other art of Aboriginal origin. Picnic, boating, and fishing facilities can be found throughout the park. There are many great walking tracks in Ku-ring-gai, especially through the Duffys Forest and Terrey Hills area.

Lower Ruckel Creek Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA

long exposure waterfall

The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles (130 km) as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. Extending roughly from the confluence of the Columbia with the Deschutes River down to eastern reaches of the Portland metropolitan area, the gorge furnishes the only navigable route through the Cascades and the only water connection between the Columbia River Plateau and the Pacific Ocean.

The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the United States Forest Service. The gorge is a popular recreational destination.

Swallows Falls


Swallow Falls State Park is a Maryland state park in Garrett County Maryland, in the United States. Swallow Falls State Park is located nine miles (14 km) north of Oakland, Maryland on the west bank of the Youghiogheny River. The park contains Maryland’s highest free falling waterfall, the 53-foot (16 m) Muddy Creek Falls, as well as smaller waterfalls on the Youghiogheny River and Tolivar Creek. The park is notable for its stand of old Hemlock trees, some more than 300 years old, one of the few remaining in the state.

Metlako Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA

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Metlako Falls is a waterfall on Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is the furthest downstream of the major waterfalls on Eagle Creek. Like upstream Punch Bowl Falls, Metlako is also in the form of a punchbowl. The falls is 101 feet (31 m) tall, though people have measured it anywhere from 100 feet (30 m) to 150 feet (46 m) tall. It is the upstream limit for salmon spawning in Eagle Creek.

Amicalola Falls State Park


Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre (3.35 km²) Georgia state park located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. The park’s name is derived from a Cherokee language word meaning “tumbling waters”. The park is home to Amicalola Falls, a 729-foot (222 m) waterfall, making it the highest in Georgia.It is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. An eight-mile (13 km) trail that winds past Amicalola Falls and leads to Springer Mountain, famous for being the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, begins in the park. Amicalola Falls State Park also offers many hiking trails, a guest lodge, restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long distance Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground and access to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn.

Webster’s Falls, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

File:Websters Falls - Hamilton Ontario.jpgWebster’s Falls, noted for its panoramas, is a 22 metre high classical curtain/ plunge waterfall found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The water flows down Spencer Creek. In the past the falls have been known by various names such as Dr. Hamilton’s Falls, Spencer Falls, Hart Falls, Fisher Falls and Flamborough Falls.

Within the associated park, there are washroom facilities, picnic tables (20) and sheltered areas at the top of Webster’s Falls, as well as a parking area for up to 75 cars. The cobblestone footbridge, as well as a newer and narrower stone/concrete footbridge, crosses over Spencer Creek to the west side, which then leads to a series of 122-steps, allowing access down to the base of the falls.

A less popular, but still common, area of interest at the base of the falls is found around the edge of the cascade. Under the falls is niche worn behind the curtain. Due to the cap-rock on top of the falls being made of a more resistant material, the falls are neatly slotted underneath and allow people to view the falls from the opposite side. It can however be a dangerous endeavor and should not be attempted unless one is extremely cautious. It is never advisable to venture behind the falls during winter.

The Bruce Trail runs through this area. It is popular with hikers and family picnics. Improvements to the existing trail have been made on many occasions. Other nearby attractions include a convenience store and an antique shop.

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