Saturday, November 24, 2007

Take a Moment to Relax . . .


404 ft. Hickory Nut Falls. Chimney Rock Park, North Carolina.
Click on the photo for a closer look. To get a better idea of the scale - Look for the walkway at the foot of the falls.


10 comments:

Nicole said...

Gorgeous, Dayle. Wish you could see Snoqualmie Falls in Washington.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I checked it out on the internet, Nicole. Thanks.

My dream vacation is to earn enough money so I can afford to take about two months driving across America enjoying the landscape. Pictures never measure up.

Ryan said...

Beautiful pictures Dayle. Think of all the golf courses we could play on that vacation across the country. When are we leaving?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Hey, this sounds like a job for the Expedition. When are you picking me up? We can spend a week in Arizona and swing by Pebble Beach.

Oh that's right, I haven't earned the money yet. You got a few bucks?

Janet Rubin said...

breath-taking. I can almost feel the spray...

Mark Harbeson said...

Please pick me up on the way to Pebble Beach...

Ok, I'm not exactly on the way, but still.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

We could always go counter-clockwise Mark. Then we could hit Bethpage.

Mark Harbeson said...

Close enough. I'm in!

Mary Standish said...

What a great picture of our waterfall Dayle - as I can see from your art, you have a real eye for framing a shot. I've seen literally hundreds of shots of Hickory Nut Falls, and yours is as good as any of the professional shots we have. One little item that you might want to correct, however: the HN Falls is 404' high, not 200. It's actually the second highest falls on the east coast of the US.
Best regards,
Mary Standish, Marketing Assistant
Chimney Rock Park, NC
800-277-9611

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mary. I apologize for the error - I will correct. ( My memory failed me. I should have fact checked.)

sidenote: I took a chance and diverted from my smoky mountain vacation in Cherokee and took the drive to your park. It is a wonderful facility and I highly recommend it. I certainly plan on going back one day. I walked both trails and can honestly say It's as good as any experience I had in the Smoky Mountains National Park.

And thank you for the compliment. Non-optimal framing is the most common error in photography. You're right, I didn't understand that until I studied art.

Also, if you copy & paste this: http://daylejamesarceneaux.blogspot.com/2007/09/america-promise.html,

you will see a nice picture of the flag. As is, it needs to be cropped, but you'll get the point.