I couldn’t tell you the name of this waterfall, for a few reasons. The first being that I don’t know its name haha. But, there are other reasons not to disclose locations as well.
Recently, a photographer took a photo of himself standing up on Mobius Arch, which is made up of iron mica, and is brittle. Needless to say, he’s lucky he didn’t destroy the arch, and ruin it for everyone. I’m not going to say who it is, or share the image, because he’s already taken quite the pounding from some heavy hitters in the photography community. I just hope we all can learn from his mistake.
Another reason not to share locations is now that everyone has a digital camera of some sort, things are being shot to death, which can desensitize us to its beauty. At least, thats how I feel. A few weeks back, a photographer took an amazing photo of some trees on a tree farm in Boardman, Oregon. I can’t tell you how many identical shots I saw popping up in my facebook feed, in the following days. Now, when I see the shot pop up again, I think to myself, “really?” Instead of thinking how awesome the image and location are. I actually thought about going there after the first image appeared, but it quickly became overshot before I could make the drive.
This particular waterfall in New Hampshire might have about 15 photos online…that I could find. Out of those, only one was any good. Today, it can be difficult to set yourself apart from other photographers, but having shots that nobody else does is a good start. Thats why I like to explore lesser known areas, and one reason why I moved to southern Oregon.
There is one more secret reason why Shannon and I aren’t revealing this location, but more on that later…