Burgess Falls Beauty and Patterns in Nature

Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls is a magnificent set of falls on the Cumberland Plateau. This is an image of the Main (or big falls) at the park. You walk from the parking lot will meander along the river and views of 2 other falls before coming to the end of the trail at the main falls. Wildflowers this time of year are tremendous. There were Long Spur Violets, trillium, Jack in the Pulpit, Foam Flower, and many other species. The Redbud trees were also flowering along the riverbank. Rebecca and I hiked along the trail before lunch and had to stop several times under rock outcroppings to escape the rain. It is only 3/4 mile from trailhead to main waterfalls, so not difficult at all.

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We took the steps down to the lower veiwing area to make this image of the falls. I also shot some video with the Nikon D3s.

At the top of the falls, the rock shelves held shallow water and we spent some time looking around. Rebecca called me over to show me the air droplets underwater. Loving to shoot patterns in nature, I couldn’t resist getting my macro lens out and playing with the droplets. Compare the 2 images. The only difference is the white balance setting in Lightroom, but it makes a huge difference in how each feels. Neither is right or wrong, depending on what you want to express.. I plan on making a large print of this to hang on my wall! Thanks Rebecca. It always helps to have a partner who is a biologist and scouting for me while I shoot. She comes up with more things to shoot than I would on my own.

Underwater air droplets

also underwater air droplets

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