Rhine Falls, Switzerland

November 27, 2018

Rhine Falls  near Schaffhausen  Switzerland 2 (1)

BottomPhotographer: Cindy Todd
Summary Author: Cindy Todd 

The photo above showing the Rhine Falls on the Rhine River was captured near Schaffhausen, Switzerland. These falls formed during the last Ice Age (some 15,000 years ago) as hard limestone rocks resistant to erosion acted to narrow the existing river bed, creating a cascade approximately 490 ft (150 m) wide and 75 ft ( 23 m) high.

The falls are beautiful! I arrived to see them at dawn when they were highlighted by the rosy colors of the rising Sun (at right). The mist that the powerful flow kicks up resembles a morning fog. Photo taken on October 11, 2018.

Photo Details: Top - Camera: Canon PowerShot SX160 IS; Exposure Time: 0.067s (1/15); Aperture: ƒ/4.0; ISO equivalent: 400; Focal Length: 7.6mm. Bottom - same except: Exposure Time: 0.025s (1/40); ISO equivalent: 125; Focal Length: 6.3mm.