GREAT FALLS STATE PARK
McBride Avenue Extension and Spruce Street, Paterson
The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 ft (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County in northern New Jersey in the United States. One of the United States’ taller waterfalls, it played a significant role in the early industrial development of New Jersey starting in the earliest days of the nation. It is part of the Great Falls of Paterson-Garrett Mountain National Natural Landmark as well as a National Historic Landmark District. (Excerpt take from Wikipedia)
On Saturday we took a ride to the Great Falls of Paterson in Paterson, NJ. I had no idea what to expect, besides what I’d seen in photos on the internet.
Standing on the bridge that runs directly over the falls was quite amazing! You’d never expect to find this natural wonder in the middle of downtown Paterson! The falls are majestic to view and standing on a bridge 77 feet (or higher) directly above them, looking down, is quite an experience!
For an overcast day I’m pleased with the final results (after a little Photoshop post processing and some cloning to remove the garbage that shamefully littered the falls…yes, I’m serious).
This is the closest I’ve come to a mini-Niagra falls!
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Taken with the 12-24 Tokina
Taken with the 18-200 VR