Monday, April 4, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, 3 stop ND filter, ISO 100, f/22, 1/2 sec.
  The second stop on our jaunt down Little River Rd on Saturday was at a gorgeous waterfall that was right next to the road and actually ran underneath the bridge.  I could have taken shots right from the road if needed.
  One thing I noticed was that they didn't have the name of the falls posted anywhere.  As large as these falls were, you would think that they would have a name.  When I got to work today, I checked on my Tennessee Landforms web site and looked along the road for where these falls were and couldn't find them there either.  So I am claiming these falls for myself. JERRY'S FALLS.
  I took several shots of the kids sitting up on the rocks from right at the base of the falls almost underneath the bridge.  My wife and kids were walking back to the van and I was going to fire a few from the bridge when I noticed all of the green moss-covered rocks about 20 feet further up the falls.  I scared my wife by climbing up because she thought I was shooting from the bridge. When she looked back and saw I wasn't there the fear that I fell in made her send my son, Casey, back to check on me.
  So glad I made the climb.  found a huge rock in the center of the falls and perched there with the tripod and got as close to the water as I could.  What a beautiful set of falls.
  The mid-day sun made shooting these falls very difficult.  Even with the 3 stop ND filter the sun was extremely bright.  I ended up auto-bracketing some shots and using one of the -2 shots and brightening it up some.
  My wife and I are going to spend our anniversary later this month in Pigeon Forge and when we do I will come back to this spot early in the morning and take more with proper light.  Can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like the Whiteoak Flats Branch Cascade which is located on the right-hand side of Little River Road a short distance after you leave the Townsend Wye and head towards Metcalf Bottoms and Sugarlands. Your description of the bridge certainly fits as does the lack of identification in common Park references. Nice shot!