Dinah, Won't You Blow
The entire walk to Mossbrae Falls I kept having the song "I've Been Working on the Railroad" stuck in my head. ... "All the livelong day" ... To get to this waterfall you have to walk just over a mile along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Due to a couple accidents in 2011 the town of Dunsmuir began to discourage people from visiting the waterfalls. We went anyways. A couple trains passed by but we were safely out of the way when they did.
Willie and I left early Friday morning, spent the night in Shasta County, took some early morning photos and drove home. I think we spent more time driving than we did shooting and sleeping. We visited Burney Falls the evening before, had a surprisingly delicious meal (in which the waiter served us a number of free tasty treats ... personally I think he was hitting on Willie) and found our way to Mossbrae Falls.
Compared to the gigantic Burney Falls, Mossbrae seems almost like a trickle. There's no real defined "waterfall" but rather it's more of a weeping wall. A number of other photographers will prob. agree with me that this section of the wall is the most photogenic of the entire set of "falls" here. I tried a number of angles from various spots and ultimately decided I liked this composition the best. I just love how the green moss grows all over the walls and goes perfectly with the waterfall.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S:
32mm, f/9, 13 sec, ISO 100
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