Dawn's Journal

By DawnP

In Full Spate

The Blip Community Challenge, Everything Water, starts today, so I thought I'd take a trip to Virginia Water to see the waterfall, which was in full spate after the recent snowfalls and torrential rain following Storm Erik yesterday.

The lake at Virginia Water was begun in 1746 by William, Duke of Cumberland who was then Ranger of Windsor Great Park.  Its man-made cascade was constructed in the 1750's, possibly from saxon stones from nearby Bagshot Heath, but was destroyed by a violent storm in 1768.  The cascade and grotto, now blocked up, were rebuilt in the late 1780's.

This image was an in-camera multi-exposure of 3 images, which I rather liked as it retains the texture and power of the water.  The "marmite" version in extra was a single exposure from a similar location, but taken with a 6-stop Lee filter, which I also like for its greater simplicity. 

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