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Mystery Falls

  Mystery Falls
Mystery Falls
Can you guess where you would find these falls?
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Kerry Drager
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    Hi Jim,
Wow, what a beautiful scene ... and a beautiful photo! In fact, this makes a great "Where in the World?" selection for our PhotoFlash newsletter.

Have fun, everyone, guessing the location of these Mystery Falls!

Thanks,
Kerry

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4/5/2006 1:17:05 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Wherever these falls are, they're beautiful. My first instinct would be Seven Sacred Pools in Maui, HI. I am just not sure the colors are quite right for that location. However, those are my only falls knowledge, so I will go with that. Good luck everyone!


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4/5/2006 5:47:59 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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Hm... Looks like the falls near where I grew up. Could it be Kent Falls in Kent, CT?


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4/5/2006 6:43:34 AM

 
Donald G. Temple  

A beautiful picture! Just a wild guess based on vegetation would be in Oregon along the old Columbia Gorge highway. A second guess would be on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.


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4/5/2006 7:30:45 AM

 
Richard H. Turpin  

Hi Jim! ... Perhaps it's not fair for us to answer this one since we were with you when you took the shot, but our notes (actually, Sylvia's photo of the sign pointing to the falls) tell us it is a photo of Purakaunui Falls in Purakaunui Falls Scenic Reserve, South New Zealand. (Submitted by Dick, with help from Sylvia)


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4/5/2006 8:28:45 AM

 
Diana J. DeLucia  

Is this McKenzie Falls, Victoria, Australia? Looks quite similar.

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4/5/2006 8:35:15 AM

 
Paul D.
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Wow, New Zealand... I thought for sure this would be in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. Beautiful image!


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4/5/2006 8:48:25 AM

 
Claudia/Theo Bodmer
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Near Kahulua, KI?


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4/5/2006 9:18:40 AM

 
Nicholas I. Hull
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Looks like the Purakanui Falls in NZ


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4/5/2006 10:34:23 AM

 
Nicholas I. Hull
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Oops, after reading the rest of the posts, I see someone has already answered. Sorry.


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4/5/2006 10:36:57 AM

 
Debra Hunsberger  

Absolute beauty! My guess is New York somewhere near Watkins Glen.


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4/5/2006 11:47:12 AM

 
Rick G. Nicholson  

My guess is Upstate NY.Rick


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4/5/2006 12:36:50 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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If this is not within 5 miles of my home in Sacramento, CA...I wouldn't have the slightest idea where they would be!! lol:)
I DO know it's absolutely BREATHTAKING! Now I know it was taken in New Zealand...SUPERB!


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4/5/2006 12:40:35 PM

 
Lois Hill
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I think it's the bottom of Multnomah Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge (as an earlier commenter suggested) in Oregon.


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4/5/2006 3:05:40 PM

 
Lois Hill
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Oops, shoulda read the whole message string before I responded. So, it's good to know I only have to travel as far as Oregon to see beautiful scenery similar to New Zealand's.


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4/5/2006 3:07:27 PM

 
Ed Martin  

Falls Creek Falls.


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4/5/2006 5:18:48 PM

 
Kathleen Henry
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My guess would be the Flamingo or Wynn in Las Vegas. They both have beautiful nature areas in the desert.


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4/6/2006 3:02:09 PM

 
Buddy Purugganan  

I'd stay and take a dip here and maybe forget my cam afterwards!( don't you hate it when THAT happens ?) Its probably somewhere in Mexico. Its magnificent!


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4/6/2006 6:58:00 PM

 
Yvy Ulibarri  

As long as guesses are free, my guess is that it is Ocho Rios in Jamaica.


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4/6/2006 7:03:11 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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Excellent! Kudos to all for such good guesses!

And the correct answer is...

New Zealand!

Yes, Dick and Sylvia were with me but I also noticed a couple others got it right. Great job!

Regardless of where you find falls like this to photograph, here's the trick: overcast or shade. Avoid shooting them in direct sunlight, and use a polarizer or ND filter to darken things so you can use a slow shutter speed.

Way to go!


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4/11/2006 5:32:17 PM

 
Craig Phillips
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If it is the Purekunui falls - here is another shot - when there was a lot of water in the flow

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=1937701


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5/4/2006 1:27:53 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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Yes, it is Purekunui falls and, Wow - you're right! I almost did not recognize it with all that water coming over. Thanks for sharing your version, Craig.


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6/3/2006 3:11:55 PM

 
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