A few waterfalls

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyTurley, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    My wife and I took our dog on a road trip today, exploring some of the more popular waterfalls within a few hours' drive of our home. The first, unnamed waterfall is about 30 feet tall. Cathedral Falls, in #3, is over 60 feet. The falls at Babcock State Park (with the mill) is one of the most photographed places in WV. Kanawha Falls (last 2), is only about 25 feet high, but stretches 1/4 mile across the river. The force from the falls there is so powerful a small hydro plant is located there. NEX-6 + Pen F 38/1.8.











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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Nice shots there !
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Lovely place to hang out.
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Very picturesque location!
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Those all look great to me, Tony, especially #4. And though I have never found my dogs to be an asset when I'm out shooting, I can't seem to leave them behind either. What they heck, they make me laugh! ;) 
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice work Tony! These would look even better in long exposure :D 
  7. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Very good series Tony. Does your dog get carried everywhere or is that a one off? :) 
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Indeed it is.
    Thanks David. Photography with an energetic little pooch can indeed be a pain, but we enjoy his company, and he loves road trips.
    Thanks Nick. I considered that, but I didn't have a ND filter with me, and figured it would,'t work with the intense sunlight we had.
    Thanks Barry. She was just holding him for the pic. If you look closely, you'll see his blue harness and leash under her hand.
  9. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Returning to Ohio in April. Is this park very far off I77/64?
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    There is no easy way to get to it from 64/77 of which I'm aware. Especially if you're coming up 77. You'd have to get off at Stanaford Drive (Rt 41) in Beckley, then take Rt. 41 for about 90 minutes to Babcock. Rather than return via Beckley, you'd want to exit the park and continue north to route 60, about 15 minutes away. Turn left on route 60 and follow that to Chelyan, where you hop back onto 77N. It would be a pleasant diversion along a lot of scenic, twisting road, but I'd say it would add 1/2 a day to your journey.

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