Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Frozen Hickory Nut Falls


I took these last week when the snow was still on the ground but it was late afternoon and the gorge was in shadow.  The pictures came out with a blue hue that I did not like as well as making them black and white.


The Broad River tumbles through Hickory Nut Gap and the gorge, dropping a thousand feet or more into the towns of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock emptying into Lake Lure.






The rim of the gorge rises high above and from below I got a fantastic view of Hicky Nut Falls frozen on the walls of the cliffs.  Sorry about the blur - my tiny camera doesn't do well with zoom photos.  The good news is that I got a Cannon Rebel and will soon be able to take much better photos!





Hope you enjoyed my foray into Black and White!

22 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thank you for sharing these. That looks so cold. I think it looks colder because of the black and white look of the photos. :-)

Appalachian Lady said...

Oh--that looks so cold! Great shots though. I have a Rebel and still have problems with landscape shots. I can't seem to focus manually and the automatic focus often fails. But then my Rebel is from 2004!

Donnie said...

I remember when the gorge got so swollen it flooded Bat Cave and Lake Lure area. We went down to see about 3 days later and it was a shock that it could do so much damage. Great photos.

RNSANE said...

The pictures are beautiful and, somehow, they look very special in black and white!

Jo said...

So very beautiful.... Thank you for sharing it with us.

Genie said...

For living there almost 20years, you have already visited FAR more places than I. Thesevare gorgeous shots. You and your camera did a fine, fine job. This is avwonderful series....Genie

jeannette said...

These snowy black and whites seem reminiscent of Ansel Adams photography! Beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

WATER, AH, WATER

Water as river or puddle or frost;
Water that’s roaming alone and seems lost;
Water that looks like sharp daggers of ice;
Water that’s frozen as small as white rice;
All of this water, no matter where found
Will one day seep back far, far underground
And surface again for fountain and flush—
Water, ah, water, you make things so lush!


© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Roiling River

Kerry said...

Ah, the Appalachians in winter. They look rather forbidding in black and white, don't they? Will the snow stick, or will it melt off soon? Here in OR it doesn't stay on the ground at all unless you are at a pretty high altitude.

Jama said...

Gorgeous view,but sooooooo cold to me!

GingerV said...

love your landscapes and the landscape - beautiful area.

Catherine said...

eeee! That water looks very very cold!

I hope you have fun with your new camera! I look forward to seeing your photos.

Keep warm!
xo Catherine

Gayla said...

Very Pretty! I would love to visit some time in spring so I can miss the snow, It looks cold.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

You have done a great photo tour of those mountain scenes. Nature is beautiful not matter what color. I like the B&W challenge.
QMM

Kim, USA said...

It's really beautiful!! Love it!
FTSO

shabby girl said...

Wow, you live in a beautiful place! I imagine it's gorgeous anytime of year. Can't wait to travel through there! Great shots!

Sarah said...

Oh my what beautiful shots..I so miss that area..lived in the area for many years as a child and again as an adult..so beautiful..you have captured it beautifully!! Wonderful shootout...Sarah :)

Rebecca said...

Brrrr! I can feel the cold from these photos!

Pauline said...

I agree with Rebecca.
Somehow the snow looks colder in black and white!
Beautiful photos.

Doreen said...

beautiful shots! love it in black and white. I get the blue hue also sometimes. I have not mastered that - taking shots in the snow.

A Scattering said...

Looks like it's as cold where you are, as it is here! Stay warm. Makes taking photos a challenge, doesn't it? I wear fingerless glove that have a mitten flap top. Also, when it's super cold, I tuck my camera inside my coat to help keep the batteries from draining.

Jane said...

They are lovely shots all the same, nice in black and white. My camera has a scene mode for snow and I use this if there is snow on the ground and camera's can get confused with the light when there is snow or sand in the picture. The mode tends to cut out the "bluishness" of photographing snow scenes and the darkness of sandy beaches (I have the conbined one). Lovely and interesting countryside and I don't envy your weather, its still cold here but no longer snowing. Thanks for sharing:)

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