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A Peaceful Flood by michael-dalberti A Peaceful Flood by michael-dalberti
A very rare sight (atleast for photographs) are weather-born waterfalls, especially for the desert of southern, utah. This small waterfall was formed because of flash flood rain covering the area in which I was hiking.

When I arrived in the area (called Red Cliffs, I come here often) everything was fine. I was hoping that the rain in the distance would cause more than just a couple of inches of water which normally ran through the Red Cliffs in this area, if any water at all. To my surprise, once I crossed the small stream of river with my car, I noticed a bit further up that there was a flash flood brewing. Within minutes, the water was more than 15 feet further up on the road than normal -- causing me to be trapped inside the park for more than 3 hours. During Lightning, thunder, and flash flood rains, I ventured out of my car to this small spot where you only see a tiny waterfall a few times a year. I call this waterfall the Peaceful Flood.
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Beautiful color and flowing onto the ground
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot but I'm puzzled. I'd have expected a muddy red color to the water.
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dev1n Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
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Have a wonderful day :boogie:
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so cool man
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K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Love the colour and the exposure in this one - great shot :clap:
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
thank you:)
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rifka1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an awesome photo. What I most love about this is your detail in the description. I find that to be the thing that I most miss in deviations. I want to know where the photo was taken or how big it is or...It is great fun to get a caption that answers all of my questions.
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Hey thanks a lot : ), I'm glad people still read the description, ha ha. It was truly a fantastic day being there, seeing nature's fury.
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rifka1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I can't say how many people read descriptions, but I do.
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kkart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Killer capture, you nailed this one
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Thanks, it means a lot:)
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icclefairy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
brilliant shot, the choice of exposure makes the water look magical which really adds to the image! sounds like a fab experience!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
oh it was! and thanks:)
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icclefairy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
you're very welcome!
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fubecando Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
dude very nice! the colors and the motion are fantastic!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Hey thanks man:)
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gianf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing place :)
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
It was! Thanks:)
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Iamidaho Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
what a cool thing to see!
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
It was truly amazing and peaceful to sit under an overhanging cliff out of the rain and watch this small waterfall.
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iffer1017 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
how beautiful!! if you don't mind me asking, what was the shutter speed and f-stop at?
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I did f/11 because there was not much depth needed to the picture, and f/11 is one of the sharpest f-stops, and I believe I had this one at about a second or a half a second.
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iffer1017 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
cool! thanks so much!
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