During my visit to the New River Gorge located in West Virginia last month I was plagued with the landscape photographers ultimate curse - perfectly sunny blue sky days. While there are exceptions to all rules, during times like this, I typically try to focus on smaller scenes in shade, or photograph during the morning and afternoon when the sun is closer to the horizon. This small cascade along Marr Branch was still in shade while I found it, and I ended up really liking the intricate lacy details and structure of the rocks, as well as the accents of color in the form of fallen leaves. The curse turned to a blessing, and a new image was born.
Techs: Canon 7D, Canon 10-22mm @ 11mm. 1 second, f/22, ISO 100. Tripod. Polarizer.