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Graveyard Fields - 2nd Falls -2

2nd Falls
Yellowstone Creek
Graveyard Fields
Blue Ridge Parkway
Milepost 418
North Carolina

If you're ever on the Blue Ridge Parkway and pass by The Graveyard Fields in North Carolina, I highly suggest stopping by and making the 0.3 mile moderate hike to view 2nd Falls on Yellowstone Creek. Although I think this is one of the most difficult falls I've ever tried to shoot, it is gorgeous and no matter what time of day or kind of light you visit the color of the rocks alone make this a must see. From a photographers standpoint what makes this falls so difficult to shoot is the wide open canopy, to shoot the entire falls you can't make a good frame without including the sky above which usually will be blown out. This will be my last visit to the falls until the opportunity arises for a moody cloudy sky above, because even with HDR, the tonal changes are too strong to get an even composition on a cloudless/mixed sky. Here, I cropped the top off a little and tried something a little new with the falls. You just can't beat those colorful tones that's for sure.

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