These photographs capture a period of warmer weather and vibrant autumn leaves, showcasing Douglas Falls and Albert Falls on the North Fork Blackwater River near Davis, West Virginia.
Amidst the splendor of the Allegheny Highlands, I found myself drawn once again to Blackwater Falls State Park on a brisk autumn day. With two friends in tow, I was eager to showcase the park's renowned gems: the iconic Blackwater Falls, the captivating Falls of the Elakala, and the breathtaking views from Lindy Point at sunset.
If you're looking for a picturesque destination to explore in Menifee County, Kentucky, then Broke Leg Falls is a must-visit spot. This stunning waterfall is situated along Broke Leg Creek and stands at an impressive height of 60 feet, providing a magnificent view of the sandstone gorge that surrounds it.
After a warm and mostly snowless December, January has produced one snowstorm after another. Taking advantage of the last storm over the past few days, I camped out near Fayetteville, West Virginia, and captured New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Thurmond, the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, and various other scenes.
Typically, hot and dry summer months result in diminishing streamflows throughout Appalachia, making decent waterfall photography only possible after heavy rains. But this has been one exceptional year as parts of Appalachia have received nearly six inches more rain over normal for the prior three months, and bounties have abounded in central West Virginia.