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Chatsworth Half Viaduct
Chatsworth Half Viaduct (Nikon D5300)

I suspect if I read things then I would know what this really was but I don't so I have no idea what this partial viaduct is within the ground of Chatsworth, but it is pretty as the viaduct stops and the water cascades off onto the rocks below. I did try to get a long exposure of the water on the rocks below using an ND filter but that failed all because the sun was hitting the lens which made all the pictures turn out rubbish, which is a pitty because I think they would have been OK.

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Pool at the Top
Pool at the Top (Nikon D5300)

After a bit of driving to decide what to do we decided to go to Chatsworth and walk around in the rain. Well I say rain, but it wasn't hard enough to be called rain, but it was enough to be really rubbish to take pictures in and cause a mist everywhere which diffused the light and causing the landscape to look a little flat and wet everything making things a little slippy. However there were some really pretty impressive things that I have never seen at Chatsworth which my wife and I agreed would probably look look a whole lot better in the summer despite the fact they looked pretty good today. The problem is that whilst the eye sees one thing, the camera sees another, and a bright sky causes problems if the light is diffused.

Anyway enough about photography, this is picture of a pool at the top of the a waterfall in Chatsworth, if you follow the pool at the left, in the distance you can see a small canal in the distance which is where this flows and then drops off a 30-40ft fall. Like I Say, more for summer days.

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Waterfall Hunt
Waterfall Hunt (Nikon D5000)

I think that the title is a good idea for a gameshow on TV, well a rather rubbish gameshow but a gameshow nonetheless' and it was a gameshow we played today. Not only did we fail the test and would not have gone on to play for next week's bonus prize but we also got caught out by the dummy waterfall.

Heading for Troodos we were attempting to strike the Caledonian Waterfall which should have been easy owing to the few roads that cross that area of Mount Olympus (where they make cameras). I was cincentrating on driving the 1.2 engine up the steep slopes and on occasion causin the inner tyre to make a joyfull squeel as I pumped in too much (if that could be possible) power round some of the really tight and really steep corners. As we got within 10k of Troodos there were signs for the Green Valley Waterfall Cafe. This was the decoy. We got out and paid our 13 Euros and decended the narrow man made path that looked as if I had made it. Yes it was that bad. Every so often you would find a badly hand painted sign telling you what trees were about and every so often there would be a small roost of chickens. Your prize of the 13 Euros and the decent was an average waterfall dropping into a brown pool of water, and a hut that would have sold snacks if someone had been there and if you'd have trusted the food. When I say hut, I mean it had a front and no back so really a facade of a hut. Not blunted by failure we crashed on in the usual style.

Next up a monastry that didn't allow tourists though they didn't spot us, and the top of Mount Olympus, a Military Base where you are not allowed. Still optomistic we traveled on and on until we were defeated, so back home. On the way we spied anotger waterfall do we were damned if we were coming all this way to fail. i have no idea what this is called so I cannot help you here but down the small tiny roads we went until we could go no more. Like explorers discovering a gem never seen by man we headed out on foot. It was a little tricky but OK so long as you had feet and then there it was. not the waterfall but a reasonably good waterfall. We had abviously not been the first because there was a bloke in the pool below the waterfall with his mate. It appeared that he was imploring his mate to take the picture as soon as he could as he was loosing sensation in his toes because it was so cold. needles to say we didn't touch the water but instead hung about and took some pictures and left passing the new explorers to be, all eating ice-creams.

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