Successful outing to Burrator's other waterfall

Ivybridge & District Camera Club was joined by members from Plymouth & District and Plymstock Camera Clubs at Burrator Dam for a photography trip.

As we progressed along the woodland path to Burrator's other waterfall, our route was interrupted by numerous stops to photograph various species of fungi. With a plethora of experienced photographers in attendance, help was on hand to answer any queries with such areas as lighting, composition, camera settings, etc. Afterwards, we continued down the path to the waterfall, which was in full, thunderous flood.

At this point we split up into smaller groups and picked our spot to start snapping away, careful to watch the “highlights” for each shot taken. The strength of the water was such that the only filter needed was a polariser to take some of the shine off the wet rocks.

The weather wasn't overly kind to us - no shafts of light to penetrate the woodland canopy …. only dull, grey clouds and the occasional clap of thunder.

This was a new photographic location for most of the group and no doubt, they will be revisiting the location in the not-too-distant future.

Despite a slight detour on our way back to the cars, it was a successful afternoon's outing... hopefully, the first of many for this season.

Burrator's other waterfall

Taken by David Rayner.