A Winter Blast at Whitewater Falls by Miles Moody

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Whitewater Falls is located off of N.C. 281 about 8 miles south of the juncture of U.S. 64 and N.C. 281 west of Brevard NC. This 411 foot falls includes two drops and a series of cascades. Here we have an isolation of the upper drop.

This is an early morning view, from across the gorge, of Whitewater Falls this past February 2010. I arrived the evening before and found the falls completely shrouded in fog. There were brief moments when the mist cleared enough to thrill me, but never so much as to allow a clear shot. I slept that night out on the viewing platform under a brilliant full moon – chilly but enthralled in an experience only nature can create – in the first light of dawn, this is what I saw. If you can, let your imagination summon up the roar of this mighty falls; feel the chill of its icy breathe from across the way, and slip gracefully into the comfort of nature’s embrace (continued with Warm in Your Embrace).

Nikon D90, 48 mm, ISO 200, 10 sec, F/22, +1 EV, 2.7 Hoya ND filter, Gitzo tripod, Bogen head

“LIfe is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away (source unknown).” It is my heartfelt desire to share some of my breath-taking moments, hoping that you also may receive something of enduring benefit.

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  • Karen Kaleta
    Karen Kaletaalmost 5 years ago

    Jealous, jealous, jealous I am…… If I could of only been there myself. This is one of my favorite waterfalls to see and hike around. Fantastic Shot! (PS: Didn’t know you could sleep on those platforms without getting boosted out)….

  • (Oh, did I write that I slept on the viewing platform??? Must have been a typo :-) Thanks so much, Karen; it’s one of my favorite places as well, so mystically lovely in the light of a full moon!

    – Miles Moody

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Michael

    – Miles Moody

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Pamela.

    – Miles Moody

  • manohova
    manohovaalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Shelia

    – Miles Moody

  • izzybeth
    izzybethalmost 5 years ago

    Look at the colors in this!!! I am so loving the icy frost!

  • Nature’s whitewash; I gotta love it too :-)

    – Miles Moody

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    frozen movement-moving freezing movements-all so cold and captured in its frosty coat of whiteness

  • Kerry Dunstone
    Kerry Dunstonealmost 5 years ago

    Such a surreal image, is that really earth?!

  • Hummm….Good question. I’ll have to get back to you on that :-) No, seriously, I shot it with a 2.7 ND filter to dramatically slow the exposure and achieve an interesting depth of color saturation.

    – Miles Moody

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 5 years ago

    absolutely awesome, well done :)) k

  • Thanks so much for stopping by with your kindness, Kristina :-)

    – Miles Moody

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks, Rick :-)

    – Miles Moody

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    lovely view

  • Thank you, my friend.

    – Miles Moody

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