RECENT WORK -North Georgia Waterfalls
Anyone who has visited our website before knows that we love waterfalls.
Many of our earlier efforts to visit some of these falls produced dismal results
due Georgia's drought conditions. Thankfully, our recent abundance of
rainfall has produced much better conditions, so now we're on the hunt for some
One of our favorites is Anna Ruby Falls just outside of Helen. We got
there early in the morning to shoot before the bright sun became a factor, but
were foiled by the fact that the gates don't open until 9 AM. To a
photographer this is like a coffee shop not opening until noon to a coffee
drinker. Anyway, we left and returned much later at a time where direct
sunlight was becoming a problem but were able to capture a couple of decent
images (Photos 1a and 1b).
Photo 1c is Becky Branch Falls, which is in the War Woman Dell area just east of
Clayton. Another favorite is Dick's Creek Falls which traditionally has
nice water and plenty of interesting compositions. Photo 1d is the classic
look from on top of some rocks just downstream while Photos 1e and 1f are a
slightly different perspective just upstream above the falls.
A new one for us is Martin's Creek Falls (1g and 1h), which is also in the War
Woman Dell area. The trail is relatively easy but does include a creek
crossing and a decision at a Y-intersection (at which we initially choose
poorly). There is a boardwalk and elevated viewing area, but the best shots
come from getting a little lower from a relatively easy to reach raised section
in the creek.
Last is a look at Upper Helton Creek Falls (1i), which we reached around 9:30 AM.
The clouds were clearing and the sun was starting to produce hot spots on the
water and in the trees, so we called it quits after finishing here.
We hope to continue to visit new North Georgia waterfalls as well as revisit
some of our old favorites with [hopefully] better water flow than we have seen
in the past. Stay posted.
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