This small picture is one of Krieghoff's first paintings of a waterfall. Unusually for this artist, the landscape includes no sign of human life. The handling of the rocks, simultaneously realistic and expressive, is remarkable. The subtlety of the chromatic harmonies – combinations of brown, green and red tones – is particularly striking, as is the way the topography of the site is dominated by the beauty of its colours, shapes and textures. Krieghoff was not content to simply record the approaching storm, he made us feel it.