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Happy Wednesday everyone! I’ll be training people in SC today and then I’ve got the rest of the day and a few hours on Thursday to myself to poke around the southern end of SC and north eastern GA for some photographic opportunities.
Let’s hope I find something!
Today is Wednesday – Waterfall Wednesday that is – as promised I’m going to try and share with you a new photograph from my various adventures hunting for these amazing natural wonders each and every Wednesday until I run out of photographs to share.
If you missed last week’s waterfall visit – Trap Falls now – to see the silky smooth triple plunge now!
Royalston Falls was an amazing waterfall. It was definitely not an easy hike out to the site, but so worth it in the end.
This photograph doesn’t really do it justice at all, but I’ll share it with you anyway!
We came from behind the falls, following the stream as it meandered its way down towards it’s faithful plunge. You can hear it thundering over the cliff for a solid 100 yards before you even get there and the last 20 or it’s loud enough to really start building the excitement. As you come up on the plunge the path snakes its way right across the left side of the waterfall and the site is quite breathtaking as you’re first view of the fall is looking down into the gorge as the fall pours over the edge.
Thankfully the organization that maintains the site installed a fence along the edge which probably saved my life as I slipped trying to negotiate the slippery rocks to get into position to take a photograph. If it wasn’t for that fence I might not be writing this post right now!
The waterfall itself is a 40 foot plunge that fans out as it falls over the rocks. There are some amazing rock ledges that over hang the gorge and offer some unique perspectives of the fall – I went to the easiest of those to get this particular shot.
I’m not terribly afraid of heights, but after that slip my knees were shaking a little. It was a tight spot only about enough room for me and my tripod without any room for mistakes – I think this came out pretty good so hopefully you like it as well as this was by far one of the most challenging shots I’ve taken to date!
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