Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dash of Blue



Near the Highland - Cashiers area of North Carolina is a great natural attraction called Bridal Veil Falls, besides it jagged overhang of rocks and naturally beautiful surroundings you can also drive under it making it kind of a drive-thru waterfall, it's a very popular roadside attraction among tourist and locals in the western part of the state where waterfalls are most common, in 1992 it was used in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.
In 2003 a chunk of rock weighing several tons dropped shutting the road down, some have reported the road being open again but I cannot confirm it at the time of this posting.

This was photographed in late 1999 using 35mm film,I found this shot to be a perfect candidate for selective coloring, a technique I have been wanting to try in Photoshop for awhile.
To my surprise by doing so it gave a somewhat abstract feel to the image, the contrasted horizontal rock edges makes a great background for the vertical rushing force of whitewater leading the eye to the woman wearing blue and in the process giving balance to the overall image.

This region of North Carolina is a mecca for hiking, kayaking and photographing and well worth the trip from wherever you may live.

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