Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fall Creek Falls


Several years ago I paid a visit to beautiful Fall Creek Falls in central Tennessee, which is situated in Fall Creek Falls State Park in the heart of the Cumberland Plateau. This area is hugely popular with tourists and visitors for its many waterfalls such as Fall Creek Falls, Rock Island Falls and Cummins Falls. On this hot Summer day I captured this image of the waterfall with the slightest stream of water falling over the rocks.


I chose to repost these images after a minor adjustment I made in Lightroom which I didn't have at that time. Now with the aid of my software, with the shadows pulled back, the beautiful detail in the rocks on the side of the cliff is exposed. When photographing waterfalls, I never leave home without my tripod and with it, the clamp that holds my camera tight, but on this day it failed to make it into my camera gear. So I had to improvise by placing my camera on top of the log railing at the overlook. I wanted that feathery feel one gets with the right adjustments when photographing water. However, I settled for these images and I have to say I don't mind at all. They are just as beautiful. What is that old saying, 'when you have lemons, make lemonade.' ENJOY!

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  1. Looks mighty wonderful to me, and a railing, wood box, even a stump can do double duty as a place for the camera. Do you have a bean bag ? one that is made specially for cameras? I made one,filled it with wheat, and it works so well. Specially when I want a ground level photo.

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    1. I don't have a bean bag but if I had that would have helped on that day. I should make one. I never thought of putting wheat in it but that sounds better than rice. Carol

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  2. I love waterfalls...these are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rose. I love waterfalls too. Or really anything with water. Carol

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  3. I would be lost without Lightroom.

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