September 28, 2014
'Pisew Falls' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)
Pisew Falls means ‘lynx’ in the Cree language and the falls were named because the sound of its hissing waters resembles that of a hissing lynx. Pisew Falls is Manitoba’s second highest waterfall, second only to Kwasitchewan Falls further downstream. At Pisew Falls, the Grass River plunges some 13 meters into a gorge.
A short boardwalk leads to several observation platforms providing various views of the falls. A trail leading across the Rotary Bridge on the north side and to the left of the falls provides closer views of these magnificent falls. In winter, the snow accumulates into a towering arch downstream from the falls. Summer or winter, Pisew Falls will please the eye.
Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each
Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each
Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
After photographing the sun halo featured in the previous post, I envisioned the possibility of capturing the same halo above Pisew Falls, another 15 minutes or so ahead. But as the sky was fairly clouded over, I had my doubts whether in fact it could happen but I decided to give it a try anyay. I had been here the day before and spent a wonderful few hours in the late afternoon making images of the falls and the snow laden trees.
Lo and behold, the clouds did clear somewhat as I approached the falls. I mounted my 17-35mm lens, set at its widest, to capture as much of the scene as possible. I waited for the fog rising above the falls to thin out while at the same time waiting for the clouds to lighten up so the sun halo would stand out against the background sky. This was one of my favorite images of the morning. How many wonderful hours of peace, quiet and solitude I have spent here ....