Mooney Falls is the second major falls in Havasu Canyon. To climb down to access the falls is an adventure in itself. You have to climb down a steep cliff using wet, moss-covered ropes and shallow handholds that have been carved into the side of the cliff. I loved every minute of it! On my first visit to the Canyon, it snowed in the night and rained for a couple of days while we were camping there.
This image is all about composition and details. I wanted to show to smooth lines in the water, but they are much brighter than the surrounding areas, and seemed to lose their details in the original image. I processed a single image twice – once the the water, and once for the rest of the scene. Then I manually blended them so that you can see the flow lines in the water as well all the details in the rich red rock surrounding the falls. I chose to include the sediment formation in the foreground because it seems to flow just like the water in the background. Because of this, I titled the image A Tale of Two Falls.