I had an incredible time exploring Yellow Branch Falls near Mountain Rest, South Carolina over the weekend. Others online have suggested taking a wide-angle lens to shoot these falls. They are right. I used my 16-35mm on my FX body and wished for a moment that I had the 14-24mm. The falls were much larger than I had expected that they would be. I had read that they were in excess of 40 feet in height. Most places include any cascades leading to or beneath the falls in their calculations. To my best estimate, that is not the case here. The face of the falls itself appears to be almost 40′.
I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I wish you and your families a very happy new year in 2014.