When I started researching waterfalls I wanted to stop at on my trek across North Carolina, I knew this one was a must see after viewing a few images of it.
The one was a little tougher to track down though. It seems several people have several different names for it. I saw it listed as Cathedral Falls, I saw it listed as Shoal Creek Falls and I saw it listed as Bird Rock Falls. Tracking it down was a little harder since it had several names. Also, it was not visible from the road and it was on private property. The property owner allows visitors to enjoy the waterfall as long as the park along the roadway and not on their property.
I basically found the GPS coordinates online for its location. Once I got there, I parked the car, got out, walked a little, got back in the car, drive a little, made a lot of u turns, spotted the red building, parked along the road and followed the "private property enter at own risk" signs until I saw the falls.
I shot this with my Sony A7R II, Metabones Adapter and Tamron 15-30mm Lens. I had all of this mounted atop the Sirui W-2204 tripod.
This waterfall was a little tough to shoot, simply because if you wanted to include the entire red cabin, you had to include the sky, too. Although the sky was a no nothing overcast sky, which was great for shooting the waterfall, it's not so great when it's part of the image. I attempted to overcome that by using On1's new suite 10 to help process the image. I was able to boost the colors of everything else and add a vignette to try and draw you away from the sky.
I, myself, am not a fan of the included sky, but I am big enough fan of everything else that I can learn to live with it.