Greenburn Waterfall

Several days of heavy rain had left the rivers in full spate; each valley was alive with boisterous noise from streams, becks and rivers. In the Greenburn Valley the river churned with a kind of frothy exhuberance. Seen in this image, looking down on a small waterfall, the water has been thrown into the air by underlying rocks into a spray of suspended liquid like molten glass, before crashing over the fall.

Location and conditions

Greenburn Valley, Grasmere

heavy showers, mid afternoon, overcast

Technical notes

camera: hasselblad 503cw camera

lens: 250mm sonnar lens

exposure: 1/250sec f5.6

film: fuji velvia 100 6x6cm