Frozen Dismal Falls

January 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Sometimes I just like to take the scenic route home.  Yesterday I swung by Dismal Falls for some frozen waterfall photography!

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 I strapped on my waders and started milling about, feeling my way through the ice.  I creeped forward towards the opening in the ice, making sure not to fall off the shelf that I knew was there! I got as close as I could while staying in my comfort zone(I really didn't want to fall in).

This photo  is a composite of multiple shots to capture moving ice on the lower left.

Dismal Fall WinterDismal Fall WinterFrozen Dismal Falls, located in Bland county near highway 42. Images of a frozen waterfall in southwest Virginia.

I really like this icicle shooting out diagonally. 

Dismal Fall WinterDismal Fall WinterFrozen Dismal Falls, located in Bland county near highway 42. Images of a frozen waterfall in southwest Virginia.

Then, climbing around on the ice and rocks of the falls, I got as close to these foreground icicles as I could(again, really didn't want to slide off into the water!)  The longer I stayed there the more the fog appeared, which add a really nice element to the top of the photo.

Dismal Fall WinterDismal Fall WinterFrozen Dismal Falls, located in Bland county near highway 42. Images of a frozen waterfall in southwest Virginia.

By now the rain was coming down at a pretty good pace.  This was the first time I had really soaked the new Pentax, and fortunately it survived just fine.  Before leaving, I crawled up to the top of the falls to grab one shot of the classic Dismal Falls composition.  I just love how this part of the fall sort of 'reaches' out to the viewer.

Dismal Fall WinterDismal Fall WinterFrozen Dismal Falls, located in Bland county near highway 42. Images of a frozen waterfall in southwest Virginia.

Thanks for looking!  


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