Wednesday, August 8, 2012


ISO 400, f/16, 1/5 Second, 35mm
  Right under the first foot bridge along the Chimney Tops Trail, the West Prong Little Pigeon River is split in two by large rocks. The river then joins back together and makes a small pool before cascading back down over the rocky river bed.
  The image above is the small pool and it's surroundings before it goes downstream. I was terribly drawn to the faucet-like waterfall in the background.  When I moved over the rocks to position myself to try and capture it, I found this red/orange rock that the water was flowing over and had to include it into the shot as well.
  Instead of my normal low, wide angle perspective I found that the scene was much better photographed up tight, cropping out smaller more distracting cascades in the foreground. Especially when there was no way I could get any closer to the rocks in the foreground because of much deeper water. When I processed the image I was blown away by the simple composition of the two background falls filling the pool and the single fall in the foreground pouring over my red/orange rock. It looks like an oasis.


  1. Well done on the cropping - fantastic image! One of your best!

  2. Very nice composition. Well done!

  3. Terrific shot. Perfect exposure. I love the flow of the water.