ANATOMY OF A WATERFALL

By | October 27, 2015

Waterfalls have a kind of sequential ‘narrative’. They start with a relatively calmer source pool above, then tension lines form as the water approaches the falls. Next there is a horizontal ‘chrome-pipe’ highlight as the water goes over the edge. Then the water spurts out and down, breaking into ‘chunky’ horsetails as it decends. Then a plunge is made at the bottom, creating a foam field. There are upward jumping splashes. Finally the foam field dissipates and flows down stream to begin the sequence again.

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