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October 23, 2009

Fall color on the Tye River below Crabtree Falls, George Washington National Forest, Virginia

by josephrossbachphoto

I took a quick two-day trip this past week to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virgina to shoot Crabtree Meadow Falls in the George Washington National Forest and to skip on over the Babcock State Park in West Virginia to photograph the iconic Grist Mill with fall color. The image below was made on the morning of the second day of the trip after spending a little time hiking the falls trail. I had shot this scene before in the spring, but made a note to return here in the fall to get a shot with fallen leaves and some nice color in the background. In order to get the right perspective for this image, i climbed into the water almost falling a few times on the slick rocks. The perspective from the banks just didn’t line up the cascades and fall color in the distance, so it was necessary to get my feet wet to make this image. Enjoy and stop back later this week for some more images from the trip, Joe.


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