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Misty Falls

209 megapixel VAST photo
Cascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France

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209 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a peaceful waterfall in a forest; nature photograph created by David Meaux in Cascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France

Misty Falls

209 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Cascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France

Located in the small village of Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, the Cascade de la Vis is a popular swimming hole during warmer weather. It’s a beautiful area in the Occitanie region of southern France where people go to soak up the sun, play in the cool water of the Vis river, and spend time with family and friends. This spot is farther downriver from the Cirque de Navacelles, a “Grand Site de France,” and while crowded with a lot of people during high tourist season, is a calm and relaxing place to visit off-season.

The water makes its way from its source in the Cévennes National Park to where it goes underground in the village of Larcy. It reappears later shooting out of the ground in roaring fashion at the Foux de la Vis. It continues flowing over the falls in Navacelles, over the falls here, and finally to where it joins the Hérault river, which takes it to the Mediterranean Sea.

I wanted to capture the serenity that can be found at this location and the beauty of this site at the edge of a village that once held a significant paper mill during the rule of the monarchy. Arriving earlier during the day when the sun was much higher, I decided to return later as the sun set over the river valley with its rays shining through the mist kicked up by the falls. To create this VAST image, I time-blended short and long exposures to freeze some of the movement in the trees, show the light shining through the foliage and mist, and recording the flowing beauty of the water. The final result is a panorama showing a full 180 degrees of the water as it flows across the falls and downriver.

This image was published in Our Magnificent Planet 2020 by LensWork Publishing and selected for exhibit at the Hanging Gardens in Le Havre for the Spot-Nature Festival.

Date & TimeJune 15, 2018:  4:54pm - 5:09pm
LocationCascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France
Coordinates43.924744, 3.662751
Focal Length23mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/60 sec, 15 sec
ISO50
Number of Exposures8

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Total Pixels208,692,450
Horizontal Pixels20,430
Vertical Pixels10,215
Aspect Ratio2 : 1
File Size1,193 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.68 feet
Height @ 300ppi2.84 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)11.35 feet
Height @ 150ppi5.68 feet

Date & TimeJune 15, 2018:  4:54pm - 5:09pm
LocationCascade de la Vis, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, le Gard, Occitanie, France
Coordinates43.924744, 3.662751
Focal Length23mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/60 sec, 15 sec
ISO50
Number of Exposures8

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