Waterfalls as art: stunning new photographs from the mountains

– image by Gayle Akerman

Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” – Revelation 19:6

“Drip down, O heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,
And righteousness spring up with it.
I, the Lord, have created it.” – Isaiah 45:8

– photographing the water

Okay, friends, so my challenge is to post the “best of the rest” photographs from our brief hiatus in the North Carolina mountains. During the trip I only shared images I had captured on my phone – nothing from my Nikon DSLR. It has taken me a couple of days to sort through the collection and figure out what makes the cut.

The problem is that somewhere around 100 pictures are good enough to share. I can’t in good conscience do that big of a “photo dump” in one post, so I have decided on three (“Waterfalls”, “Mountains”, “Miscellaneous”). Additionally, I will share one extra “article” focused exclusively on the “Unto These Hills” Cherokee historical drama.

– at Whitewater Falls

So – no-brainer – let’s start with the waterfalls. And, by logical extension, waterfallish river scenes. I will try to keep them in the following order: Whitewater Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls, the river rapids below the falls, and Mingo Falls.

Pay close attention to the sequence at Whitewater. You will see me zoom in a little more each time, until you can make out the image of a crazy guy (not me!) standing at the top of the 411 foot precipice. He had been doing pushups and squats perilously close to the edge.

Then of course there are the walkways and steps and bridges to and around the falls, then Rebekah and me overlooking the falls, and our friends – John and Gayle – too.

Enjoy the photographic feast. Creation is most marvelous and God’s work is stunningly beautiful. Not just how it looks, but the story behind the geology of it all too.

Waterfalls As Art. – DEREK


  1. Very nice! I am a sucker for waterfalls. For any living or “running” water for that matter. I love the claim “You can never stand in the same stream twice.” Water is precious and vital. Is it not remarkable that two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule combine to provide a life-sustaining element?

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