From Behind the Falls

Dry Falls NC-Toby GantHere’s another image from Dry Falls near Highlands, North Carolina. I’m still not certain how they got their name. I suspect someone just enjoys the confusion they caused by the irony. If anyone knows how they did get their name please let us all know.

This image was captured using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. Thanks for stopping by.

50 thoughts on “From Behind the Falls

    • It was a pretty heavy mist behind the falls. I didn’t put the rainsleeve on the camera. I opted instead to test the high-dollar weather-seals installed by the manufacturer. I am happy to report that the seals kept their integrity and we both made it out alive.

    • Thanks, Joanne. Yes, a circular polarizer is a must for all of my water images. Not only does it allow you to remove the reflections cased by the water. But, it also saturates the colors and allows you to lengthen the exposure adding more “movement” to the flowing water. Give it a try and let me know what you think about your results.

  1. This is an amazing pic. Thanks for stopping by and the like on Hummingbirds Nesting. 😀 After viewing your other comments it looks like I could learn a lot from you!

      • Yours as well. I still need to explore yours in more depth. Thanks for the tip on polarized lens. I think that’s what it was. My next purchase. Hope it’s not to pricey.

      • It’s a filter that just screws on the front of your lens. Most camera manufacturers make affordable ones. B+W and SingRay Filters are a bit pricer. Tiffin makes economy filters. Your lens should have the filter size engraved on it. If you plan to use it on a wide-angle lens, most manufacturers make them with thinner rings to prevent vignetting. Good luck.

  2. Beautiful. You guys down south definitely have alot more water than we do in California! I dread to think how paltry the waterfalls will be at Yosemite this spring.
    Keep up the good work…great shots.

    • I know. I feel the same way. I still need to take time to research and find out where they got that name. If they did not name it after “Jane Dry” then I think someone was being a bit punchy when they named it.

  3. I think I found our answer. Credit, “Dry Falls flows on the Cullasaja River through the Nantahala National Forest. It is part of a series of waterfalls on a 8.7-mile (14 km) stretch of the river that eventually ends with Cullasaja Falls. Dry Falls flows over an overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk up under the falls and remain relatively dry when the waterflow is low, hence its name. Visitors will get wet if the waterflow is high.” The water levels were high every time I have visited. (And of course I got wet.) Mystery solved.

  4. So nice to see your pictures every time Toby.. love waterfalls and you seem to have the same passion and not only that, but you’ve found a way to express this love in such a beautiful way!

    Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks as always for the kind words, Pieter. I look forward to seeing your new work also. I’m going on a trip to an undisclosed (Incredible.) location in early April. I hope to bring back some good captures to share.

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