The Queen Of The Alps

Cascade Du Rouget, France

On Saturday I walked through the snow to La Cascade du Rouget, one of the most famous waterfalls in France. Nicknamed “Queen Of The Alps” it is known to freeze during the winter months. The temperatures this season have been quite mild, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. As you can see it was flowing pretty nicely when I arrived, although not even close to the torrent you might see in the spring!

Last week I finally decided to invest in the Sony E-Mount 10-18mm wide angle lens I’ve had my eye on for a while. This was the first chance I had to use it out in the wilderness. I was really excited to see what it could do! This shot was taken at 10mm and I simply would not have been able to get a good shot of the entire waterfall with my other lenses.

Do you have a wide angle lens? Maybe you have some tips for me? Have you visited any waterfalls in winter? I’d love to hear from you!

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11 thoughts on “The Queen Of The Alps

  1. rosealys

    Oh, I visited that with my family a couple of years back during the summer. The sheer power of the water was amazing, we were getting soaked by the spray as we stood on the bridge below it. Great picture!

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Rose. That sounds great! I’d like to visit in summer to see the contrast for myself. I can imagine it’s very different as you describe!

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    1. Ben Post author

      I certainly plan to, on both counts! 🙂 I might not be able to get quite so close to it during full flow, but at least the journey will be a bit easier without the snow.

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