Fremont Falls Rapids

capitol reef fremont waterfall
Narrow Rapids Above Fremont Falls
The Fremont River is more powerful than the Virgin River.  I'd grown used to seeing the small and pleasant Virgin flow through Zion year after year.  The Fremont surprised me with how deep, wide and fast it is.  On the east side of Capitol Reef national park, the Fremont goes through a quick series of waterfalls.  Right above the big drop, the water speeds up into a narrow chute.  Here I stretched my tripod legs over the water to capture this photo.

Possessing very dynamic motion, the rushing water shows up more in black and white.  I tried processing a color version, but the color detracts from the power of the water.