This is another easily accessible waterfall in the beautiful state
of New Hampshire, just out of its namesake village of Jackson.
Jackson Falls is a series of drops along several hundred feet of the
River. I was only able to access the top portion of the area. There
is a parking area at the top along with picnic tables.
One could spend a long time here photographing the various falls, working
with angles and compositions. I enjoyed it, although you should be aware
that the rocks here are very slick.
The village of Jackson is located off of Route 16 just north of Conway, New
Hampshire. Arriving from the south, turn right across the Jackson Covered
Bridge (bright red - if you miss it you're blind). Follow this main road
as it loops through town and back to Route 16. About midway in the loop
and just prior to entering the historic Jackson district you will cross a
bridge. Turn right (the direction and the timing) after crossing the
stream and follow the road up the hill to the falls.
The waterfall is beside the road.
This is an exposed area so your main problem here is light. There is
too much of it. If possible try to get here early or on an overcast day.
The granite rocks and small pools of water between falls are highly
reflective, making a
Choices on composition are plentiful. For a place like this I like to
get stream level but there are also some good compositions using the pine trees
along the near bank.
Shutter speed? The upper falls are generally best with slower shutter
speeds, while the lower falls (if you get a view of them) appear to be falling
through some narrow channels that might look good with faster shutter speeds. For
slower speeds you will need a
A 28-70 zoom lens should work nicely here.
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