Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, May 28, 2010

Scenic Sunday - St. Mary's Falls

Here are some pictures of a hike I took last fall to St. Mary's Falls. The trail starts in North Cheyenne Canyon, at Gold Camp Road, like several of my favorite local hikes. I started early, as the first picture shows, taken in early daylight with the moon still visible.
After about a mile the trail leaves the road and follows a gentle stream. (The second picture here is the one from which I took my login photo.)
The city is visible below.
Finally, after a couple of miles, the main waterfall is the reward as it cascades down the rocks, refreshing the viewer after the long climb (and refreshing the dog as he drinks from the stream).
And finally, a picture of Socks taken on this hike. He loves to hike and has no trouble handling even one of this length, 5.6 miles round trip with substantial elevation gain.
Scenic Sunday

14 comments:

  1. An early start to a hike is always rewarding. Spectacular photos of the waterfalls, Al. Do tell how you froze the water in the first one and also depict the drops in the next ones. I have a new camera and ask all over for tips and ideas. Hope you don't mind. I LOVE Socks. What an adventurous lad. Have a wonderful weekend. PS news is good of our grandson, he's gained .5kf (1lb) a day and his parents are taking him home (1000kms/ 625miles) up the highway. *

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  2. Such a gorgeous series of shots! But little Socks is the most gorgeous or at least the cutest :)

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  3. Terrific photos. Beautifully captured.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  4. Socks is adorable! This is from the fall; I'm wondering what it looks like with the snow melt which should be getting underway now. The way you captured the water is lovely! I, too, wonder what your secret is.

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  5. I love your water shots, but the colour the light lends to the first shot is amazing. - Margy

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  6. The colors you captured are absolutely amazing! What a wonderful hike. We used to go up to Gold Camp Road, but with infant twins, we didn't get to hike around much :={

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  7. These are amazing photos, postcard perfect.
    I especially like the first three photos in warm autumn colors.

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  8. What a joy it must have been to apply every sense owned. Thank you for these nearly fairy-tale like images. Please have a nice Sunday.

    daily athens

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  9. What stunning views and photos. You did an excellent job capturing all those great sights.

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  10. these are gorgeous views/ waterfalls. i can see why you'd want to get an early start on your hike. Socks is adorable. you've got one fine companion. hope all is well. have a great night.

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  11. Fantastic captures and a beautiful place for a hike.

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  12. This hiking trail looks wonderful! I love your waterfall photos :D

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  13. beautiful pics....and well taken..the shutter speed for the surfy water is too good

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  14. Wonderful photos! What a gorgeous place. Sounds that Socks is a great companion on your adventures.

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