Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fall Leaves, Rushing Water on Oconaluftee River

Every now and then one finds a reward in his or her travels. On this Tuesday afternoon, as I had made my way across Newfound Gap and down the mountain to Cherokee, my quest was to find Elk. It wasn't in the cards that day which I fully was aware could happen. Before I made it to the visitor center on the East side of the park, I stopped when I saw a bridge that traversed the Oconaluftee River. My reward was in plain sight.


The perfect place right off the road ten steps from my car. The scene was a gorgeous mountain stream resplendent with rushing water and beautiful Fall leaves hanging over the river. Fall leaves were strewn across the boulders. The sound of the rushing water was like music to my ears. I gathered my tripod and set to work snapping images. Normally, finding a spot to photograph water requires scrapping through brush with your equipment catching on twigs and branches, only to discover you just don't have the best vantage point. Yet, you stay in spite of that and snap a few images in hopes of a few keepers. Today was easy, convenient and the perfect setting. Don't you just love when that happens. ENJOY!

5 comments :

  1. Beautiful and like Goldilocks would say, the water was " not too runny, not too milky smooth, but just right"!!! Perfected settings. fall leaves, mossy boulders, overhanging delicate branches. One for keepers always.

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  2. Hello Carol! Wow, what a beautiful image. Gorgeous scene! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  3. heel mooi gedaan je ziet het water gewoon lopen.

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  4. I always love your rushing water images, Carol - they do remind me that a tripod is a wonderful tool with the water's movement. The bright leaves are a fine focal point. You're right - this setting is perfect!

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