A Summer Visit To The Cascade Du Rouget

Cascade du Rouget, French Alps

Last time I visited the Cascade du Rouget I had to hike for an hour through snow. It was a nervy journey with a few slips here and there. Not my most enjoyable hike in the French Alps! As I parked the car just metres from the waterfall this summer I felt conflicted about the road being so close by. Surely something of such natural beauty was worthy of more effort than that?!

Unfortunately I actually prefer the wider composition of my winter shot. The falls are much more powerful in the summer, and there was way too much spray to get into the same position. I set up my tripod further to one side and started shooting, but it quickly became clear the spray was still going to be an issue.

I had to cover my lens with a lens cloth, start the 10-second timer I use for tripod shots to avoid camera shake, count to 9 and then remove the lens cloth just before the shutter opened. Of course this was not an exact science, and I had plenty of attempts where the lens got wet before the shot was taken or I removed the lens cloth too late. I should really invest in a remote shutter release!

4 thoughts on “A Summer Visit To The Cascade Du Rouget

    1. Ben Post author

      Yeah I can’t resist a waterfall either, and not just to photograph. The sound of a river running through a forest is hard to beat!

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  1. suej

    Love your description of getting the shot, Ben! Invest in a remote – some of the third party ones are a decent price. I delayed for years because of price…..

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue, I definitely need to get one! Ill take a look at the third party offerings, thanks for the tip. I just need to find the time!

      Reply

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