The frozen Minelot Falls: the last blast of winter

It was last Saturday morning. I picked up my artworks from the Thacher Park art show, and was driving back through Thacher Park when I decided to pull over for some photography.

As I walked through the snow-coated, ice-choked portions of the nearby trails, I heard a waterfall. Of course that means I’m going to check it out.

And I found it. Minelot Falls. And with the video mode of my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, I recorded pictures of it.

Of course, even though this is a fantastic mixture of ice and chilled water, in the last blast of a cruel 2013-14 wintertime, I couldn’t really get a great shot from my vantage point. And it was still a chilly chilly Saturday morning.

The next time I go back to Thacher Park, I’m going to find that trail that will get me closer to the waterfalls. Close enough that I can photograph them and capture their beauty. Close enough that I’m not hamstrung by winter and ice and a very long drop off the Helderberg Escarpment. Close enough that I can bring my tripod and my long lenses and my ND filters and all my other equipment.

Close enough that I can do this right.