Elakala Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park

I've been in a black & white, fine-art type of mood lately, so I thought I'd revisit some photos and process them in black & white. Here's one from Elakala Falls near the Blackwater Falls Lodge in West Virginia. These falls are so close to the lodge, you can walk there in about two minutes, just down an easy woodland trail. The falls are broken up into sections - upper and lower - and it's a bit of a climb to get to the lower one, but so worth it.

The Rocks at Blackwater Falls

I was discussing fine art images with one of my photographer friends recently, and it got me thinking about photos I've taken in the past that were just kind of spur-of-the-moment, not-even-thinking-about-it abstracts. These were images I shot because something in the viewfinder looked interesting in an abstract way. I finally took a little time this weekend to find some of these shots and process them. This one is from a rock formation near Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia. I was immediately attracted to the waves and lines of the different rock layers.