This past weekend I got the chance to meet up with a friend that was traveling from New York to Texas and show him a few waterfalls in Tennessee.
This turned out to be a much better trip than I had ever anticipated. We've had so little rain here in the last several months I didn't really expect there to be much water anywhere. The water level at our first waterfall, Rutledge Falls, was OK. It was definitely low, but it was still good. Then we moved onto to one of my favorite falls, especially near my home, Machine Falls. Machine Falls still had a pretty good amount of water, which made for great shooting.
I've been to and photographed Machine Falls more times than I can count. It's always a bit of a challenge to come up with something different while I am there.
I tried a composition I have tried in the past, only this time I was able to do it with a very wide angle lens in the Tamron 15-30. I basically climbed right up next to this lower fall and shoved the lens right in it's face. Then I used a circular polarizer by Vu Filters to cut all the glare off the rocks and water.
Canon 5D III, Tamron 15-30, Vu Filters, Sirui W-2204 tripod and K-20 Ballhead