Friday, November 11, 2011

From My Archives: Quarry Falls



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Quarry Falls is more of a cascade than a true waterfall. It is located in the Cullasaja River Gorge near Highlands, North Carolina, and gets its name from an old quarry on the other side of the road. We had this waterfall to ourselves when this picture was taken in December, but there are always many people around on a hot summer day.

25 comments:

Leovi said...

Beautiful, really spectacular. I wish you a happy weekend.

Maple Lane said...

That's very pretty!

A Lady's Life said...

I can imagine there would be a lot of people cause its so enjoyable to watch

Fred Alton said...

Love that flowing water from small cascades to thundering waterfalls! Good one, George.

rainfield61 said...

I can feel the "quietness" of the fall though there are many people around.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It looks very pretty. I wish the sound of the water could be transferred to the picture. I love the sound of water falls.

Sandra said...

I had a hard time leaving the header with those floating mountains to look at the water fall. the header is amazing.

imac said...

Nice when you can get near to take a shot George, I hate it when its too busy.

Ms. A said...

That's some really swift moving water! Nice.

Ginny said...

It does not look like a waterfall, and now I am wondering about the requirements to be called either a waterfall or a cascade, that might make a good post!

teri said...

You find the best rivers and streams!

EG Wow said...

Now you've got me wondering what the difference is between a waterfall and a cascade. :)

Scott said...

I can see why it would be a popular place for photographers and non-photographers alike, especially in the summer.

Indrani said...

Yes the header shot is stunning. Beautiful capture of waterfall.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i know how difficult can be a water fall to be captured beautifully.

your shot is absolutely marvelous!

Life Ramblings said...

that is wonderfully captured.

Magia da Inês said...

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Imagem bonita, transmite tranquilidade.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Elettra said...

How nice, I love this picture !!!!!!!

SandyCarlson said...

I like this so very much!

Lrong said...

Cascading water(falls) make really good photo subjects,..

PauloSilva said...

Great picture!

Ryan said...

Great waterfall shot George, sorry I haven't been around much lately but I've been ultra busy at work.

Terry and Linda said...

LOVE your header!! WOW!

Linda
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Giga said...

Z przyjemnością bym tam posiedziała i posłuchała szumu wody. Pozdrawiam

forgetmenot said...

George, Thanks for becoming a "follower". Lovely waterfall and your "Morning in the Smmokies" photos is absolutely fabulous--wow, what a beautiful view. Have a great week. Mickie :)