I love chasing waterfalls, and this particular one is one of my favorites. Now it has even more meaning, because the photo above will be featured for the month of March in the 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar.
Story Behind the Photo
The Cascades waterfall is located in E.B. Jeffress Park at milepost 272 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC. This shot was taken on the way back from Boone in the spring of 2008 on a very foggy afternoon. Even though visibility was limited, the conditions were perfect for photographing the falls that day. As cameras and technology continue to improve, it’s worth noting that both of these shots were taken with a 6.1 MP Nikon D40!
Checking Weather in the Mountains
If you’re planning a trip to the NC mountains and want to know what conditions will be like, you have to check out Rays Weather! This is a weather/media outlet out of Boone which was started by Dr. Ray Russell in 2000, who is a professor at Appalachian State University. They are the folks who sponsor the Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Contest every year. ~MB
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