This is Mill Creek Falls near Ansted, West Virginia. It is one of my favorite places to visit in the area of The New River Gorge. It is best to visit after some rain, becuase I have been there when there was very little water in the falls. I shoot the typical wide angle shots, but then usually do some isolation shots of different parts of the falls.
As you go up the road that leads to the falls, you will see come cascades before you get to the falls. Those are also fun to work with, and many different compositions to shoot. There is a steep and rocky trail that leads down to the falls. If the water level and conditions are right, there is a big swirl over on the left by the big rock. Also fun to shoot. This particular trip had some good Fall colors, and the water flow was just right. I like to take my time here and look for some different compositions that I haven't done before. I also spend a lot of time above the falls at the cascades. This area is also stunning in the Spring with the deep greens after a nice rain.
One of things that I love about shooting waterfalls is that every time you go, it looks different. So as the foliage and the water level changes, it provides new opportunities for creativity. I go to this part of West Virginia often, and it never disappoints me.
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