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Hogg’s Falls, Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
Nikon D800, Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero D Lens
Nisi Polarizing Filter
ISO 50
f16 @ 1/5 sec

It has been several years since I have made the short one hour drive to Hogg’s Falls on the Boyne River along the Niagara Escarpment near Flesherton, Ontario, however, with perfect over-cast conditions this past Monday I felt it was time to make a return trip and this time I would be taking along my extreme wide angle Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero D lens, complete with the newly arrived Nisi Filter System that allows me to fit a polarizing filter over the bulbous front element of the lens to effectively polarize scenes such as the one featured in today’s post. I am loving the 12mm perspective that is offered by this amazingly sharp, light weight lens and foresee many return visits to some of my most favorite locations throughout Ontario to create unique, ultra wide, landscape imagery. To create this extreme wide angle view of Hogg’s Falls first required me to climb down into the gorge, secondly find an angle where the spray from the cascading water would not be too problematic, and finally position my camera low to the river.

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Due to the recent cold weather we have been having here, along with a few snow flurries too, the activity at the frog ponds has ceased. Once the weather warms up in a few days I am hoping to get back out into the ponds. In the meantime, I have been busy working on various projects which led me to my photos of Hogg’s Falls. This is in my opinion one of the most beautiful and photogenic waterfalls in Ontario. It is situated on the Niagara Escarpment in Grey County. Regardless of the season this waterfall has never let me down. However, during the winter months the mist coming off the falls can be quite troublesome as it freezes to your gear including coating filters in ice. It lies in the Beaver Valley along the broad and shallow Boyne River. The best vantage point to shoot this waterfall requires a careful climb down into the gorge which I always carry a length of rope to make both the descent and ascent a little easier, particularly in winter when the gorge walls become quite icy. I also enjoy using this waterfall to practice my modeling skills 🙂

Self-portrait flyfishing

Self-portrait flyfishing

Hogg’s Falls in spring

Hogg’s Falls details

Autumn at Hogg’s Falls – one from the good ol’ days of film

Hogg’s Falls in winter

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