Many of you know that Murphy Falls is my favorite spot for water photography. Until I first visited there in 2015, I think, Gunn Falls was my favorite and a shot of me standing in front of the lower falls was my avatar for several years.
I first visited here back in my college days. A few friends and I would visit this location and sit behind the falling water at the upper section during low flow and enjoy some herb. Back then we weren’t discouraged from visiting but nowadays beer loving teens trash the place and risk a forest fire with their enjoyment of sitting by roaring flames at night.
I don’t know if someone cleared the fallen trees from the base but it’s a lot less cluttered than it was several years ago. There is a lower section behind and below my position here. That’s where the selfie happened.
I’m a little better at what to do with my hands in a picture now. I used to favor this lower falls for its clean foreground but now prefer the upper for it’s foreground challenge and multiple composition possibilities. Since the selfie a large hemlock has fallen in front of the lower falls.
To the left and above are ledges where I often shoot spring wildflowers but as of yesterday nothing doing.