Force of Nature

The waterfalls at Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway are truly a sight to see. The massive waterfall is impressive on its own but the huge boulders beneath create countless smaller cascades. Jerry Denham, Tim Owens and I scoured the area in October 2012 shooting these cascades from every imaginable angle.

A lot of these smaller cascades are really quite large. To give you some sense of perspective, the boulders in today’s images are nearly the size of small compact cars. The force of the water rushing between them creates spectacular cascades that could almost be considered waterfalls themselves.

This place is wonderful in the fall but should be beautiful in the spring. I’m hoping to make a return trip as the rhododendrons begin to bloom.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron AF 10-24mm

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6, OnOne Software Perfect Effects

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  1. LensScaper January 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM #

    I echo Chris’s comment. You are blessed with some amazing country around you. This is such a strong image due to the interweaving of the boulders. Happy New Year, Curt
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  2. Mark Neal January 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM #

    Great shot, Curt. Probably said this before but I really like the flow of your composition. Pun intended!!

  3. Chris Frailey January 3, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    Man I envy you with these waterfalls all around to shoot.
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