I made this ascent with a group of people all of whom were about half my age, towards the end of a day when I’d trekked some 7 kilometres, zip-wired, climbed up and down two waterfalls, crawled through a (huge) series of pitch-black natural caverns with a hand torch and swam across a river (or two)……Oh the fun they all had giggling at the old guy with the red face. By the time I finally caught up and reached the top, they were thinking about climbing back down again as there was still one more waterfall on the agenda….
Luckily the water-bottle bearing, (but also giggling), Mrs SHPics was on hand and I managed to shoot these pix while she decided whether to signal for a rescue helicopter.
These were taken hand held on my Nikon D5000, crucially with a polarizing filter..I never take the polarizer off the lens but for these shots it really proved its worth.
On another note….here at SHPics we take complaints VERY seriously……my friends Helen and Scilla felt short-changed with yesterdays black and white offerings, (some people are so hard to please).. Given that I’m risking the same today, here’s a couple of colour shots taken at the Cachoeira do Diabo featured yesterday.
All Images copyright Stuart Allan Hyde
(and Helen, though you might not believe it, the colours are pure and unadulterated).