Rose River Falls
Rose River Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
Rose River Falls (downstream)
Rose River Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The interesting feature of this fall is how it cuts diagonally across the cliff.
Jones Run Falls
This is the upper drop of the falls. My plan to photograph Jones Run Falls was interrupted by the appearance of a black bear cub. While the cub was not a threat, I was not interested in finding out whether the mother was.
Blue Ridge Namesake
The Blue Ridge showing how it was named. This is a view from one of the turnouts along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
Little Stony Creek
Little Stony Creek on the hike to Cascade Falls north of Pembroke, Virginia.
Small sluice in Little Stony Creek
Water detail found along Little Stony Creek on the hike to Cascade Falls north of Pembroke, Virginia.
Little Stony Creek sluice
This is a "choke point" where nearly all the water of the creek flows through a fairly small gap in the rocks (at least for this water level). This is about one mile below Cascade Falls north of Pembroke, Virginia.
Little Stony Creek water detail (2)
An old fallen tree helps frame a water detail on Little Stony Creek on the hike to Cascade Falls north of Pembroke, Virginia.
This is the reward for a 2-mile hike along Little Stony Creek. Well, there are two routes to the falls. One of them is along the creek and the other follows the fire road, but the creek is much more interesting - even if you are not stopping frequently to take photos of water features in the creek.
One of the features that makes this 69-foot waterfall interesting is the "staircase" at the base of the cliff. It looks almost man-made and creates plenty of opportunity for abstract views.
Cascade Falls detail (right side)
One of the features that makes this waterfall north of Pembroke, Virginia interesting is the "staircase" at the base of the cliff. It looks almost man-made and creates plenty of opportunity for abstract views.
Cascade Falls (left detail)
This is the reward for a 2-mile hike along Stony Creek north of Pembroke, Virginia. Cascade Falls is a 69-foot cliff with a natural "staircase" at the base that adds an interesting dynamic to the scene.
Bench at Mountain Lake
Stone bench near the historic shore of Mountain Lake, Virginia.
View from Wind Rock
Wind Rock overlooks a valley in Jefferson National Forest and is reached by a small side trail from the Appalachian Trail.
New River rapids
Rapids on the New River near Norris Run.
Sandstone Falls, New River Gorge
This is where the New River drops about 20 feet over a wide waterfall stretching nearly 1500 feet across the river near Sandstone, West Virginia.
Fishing on Sandstone Falls
A group of fishermen casting their lines from the top of the "short" side of Sandstone Falls on the New River.
Sandstone Falls ("short" side), New River Gorge
This is a view from along the boardwalk at Sandstone Falls on the New River (West Virginia). There was a light rain falling which softened the scene for this capture.
Storm Over New River Gorge
A storm rolled across as I took in the sights at Grandview Overlook at New River Gorge. A quick check of the cloud direction showed it was not going to come in our direction. I was struck by two things in this scene. First was the visual conflict of sun on one side of the "U"-turn and rain on the other. The other was the dramatic backlighting of the clouds.
Natural Bridge (east side)
View of Natural Bridge (Virginia) from the east side.