Snow Falls(8/3/2006, 18 mm, f/22, 1 sec, ISO 100)
This waterfall was a total surprise.
My wife and I were driving up to Bethel, Maine on Route 26 and saw the sign for this rest area. There is a picnic area and rest rooms, and the dangerous areas near the edge of the water/gorge are fenced off so the little kids won't go floating downriver.
Snow Falls has some character with the upper portion (see pic bottom left) being like a flume and the bottom portion (pic above) a standard plunge. While not terribly impressive, The volume of flow from the Little Androscoggin River is enough to make this a "must stop" item on the itinerary if you're in the area. Obviously it's a great place for a picnic.
Take Route 26 north out of South Paris, Maine and look for the rest area sign. It is right at 6 miles north of the intersection of Routes 26 and 119 in South Paris or 2 miles south of Trap Corner, ME. Rest area will be on your left as you travel north.
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No hike. Yippee!
Sun exposure will be a problem most of the day. There is really no avoiding it here except to pray for clouds or arrive very early/late in the day.
You will need a good tripod to get long exposures. At higher flows you may want to play with faster shutter speeds with Snow Falls.
As always I recommend the use of a polarizer to cut down on reflections, expecially with all the granite in the state.
Composition - There are many possibilities here but you will be limited by space and fences. In general you will need a wide angle lens because you'll be working very close to your subject.