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Great Flood? Go to the Great Falls - Great Show!
« on: March 16, 2010, 05:23:02 pm »
This isn't Hackensack, but it's what a Hackensack photographer wanted to shoot after the deluge we got hit with this past weekend.

The Great Falls in Paterson always puts on a better-than-usual show after a huge storm because it seems like that's where all the water in Passaic County ends up.

I took these stills and video with my cell.


The wide view (but I really wanted to get up on that bridge):




On the way to the bridge: this is about a block before the water goes over the falls. You could feel the unbelievable power of the water.




Almost there..........and got a little colorful bonus:




Can't get much closer............and wouldn't want to. You can see the bridge's shadow across the chasm:




The problem on the bridge is you get soaked - worse, your camera gets soaked. It's not bad with a cell, but I had my grownup camera too and it was almost impossible to keep the lens dry.

I took a pretty cool video from there that was about 2 minutes long, but it was gone when I got home. I think I forgot to save it in the rush to get out of the dense mist.

I did take 3 little videos. The first (19 seconds) is the full view and what you hear mostly is the wind:
<a href="http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=2jagb5i&amp;s=5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=2jagb5i&amp;s=5</a>



This one is about 3 seconds. I pulled the cell down because I thought I had just taken a still and then realized it was video:
<a href="http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=2jbqxpd&amp;s=5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=2jbqxpd&amp;s=5</a>



This one was 2-3 seconds and on the bridge. It looks like it was taken from that longer video that I didn't save and you can hear the power:
<a href="http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=m7unu8&amp;s=5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=m7unu8&amp;s=5</a>



That's it. The show will probably continue tomorrow and Thursday - maybe longer. If you go, the best time to photograph it is in the morning before the falls start to go into shadow. If you go on the bridge (and you should), wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. This isn't The Maid of the Mist and no moisture protection will be provided.



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Re: Great Flood? Go to the Great Falls - Great Show!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 12:58:02 am »
The Record posted a video on their site from the same day that I was there.

We're trying to figure out how to embed this, but in the meantime..............

 http://www.northjersey.com/multimedia/video_player/?firstGallery=1&playVideo=http://dng.northjersey.com/media_server/tr/2010/03/16waterpark/waterpark_430.flv



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Re: Great Flood? Go to the Great Falls - Great Show!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 05:17:28 pm »
Another year, another flood.

I made the annual trek a couple of weeks ago just before things got REALLY bad.

Crank up the volume:

<a href="http://img251.imageshack.us/flvplayer.swf?f=Mglo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://img251.imageshack.us/flvplayer.swf?f=Mglo</a>


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