Top of the Falls

A view from the top of Amicalola Falls on a rainy day.  As you can probably tell from the lack of leaves and brown vegetation, February is still Winter season here but Spring is not far away as we saw when visiting Gibbs Gardens just a little south of here.  With no leaves to obstruct, you can really see the valley below and the other mountains in the distance.

I think I need to put together a 4-seasons set of images from here to show how the falls look throughout the year.  Sounds like a great excuse to make the trip up here again soon.

Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls State Park
Dawsonville, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
16mm @ f10 –  1/40 sec – ISO 400

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Amicalola trickle

We made  a trip up to Amicalola Falls yesterday after visiting Gibbs Gardens.  I guess I had forgotten that we had been under drought conditions most of the summer because I was surprised to see the falls with so little water.  This image is a spot near the middle of the main waterfall which I know would be submerged under normal conditions.

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You can see from this view, that the flow is pretty weak but still beautiful to see.  It is interesting to visit places like this on days when not many people are around.

Yesterday’s cool and rainy weather kept most of the people who would be out on the weekend indoors.  That would be great news for photographers – if there was just a bit more light and you didn’t have to worry about the camera getting wet.

Oh well, it was a nice day out with my wife anyway.

Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls State Park
Dawsonville, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
58mm @ f16 –  1/5 sec – ISO 200