Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls 1982

It’s not particularly easy to get to Blackwater Falls in West Virginia, but it’s well worth the trip. Not only is Davis the highest incorporated place in the state, it is also fairly remote.

Once you’ve made it to the park, there’s another 200+ steps down the side of a mountain to get a good view of the falls. Going down, not so bad. Coming back up? Not so easy.

This is especially true if you’re carrying a medium format camera on a tripod along with a bag full of accessories.

I think the resulting image was worth it though.

The photograph that inspired this image was taken in the early 1980s. At one point, it graced the front page of The Charleston Gazette and drew a number of compliments.

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