Elakala Falls, West Virginia
January 26, 2011
The photo above shows beautiful Elakala Falls at Blackwater State Park near Davis, West Virginia. These falls form as Shay's Run plunges down a mountain ravine into the Blackwater River canyon. This view is of the first, and most widely visited, of a series of four cascades that make up Elakala Falls. It drops 35 ft (11 m) over a ledge composed of Carboniferous sandstone. Downstream, the resulting current and orientation of rock outcrops create a whirlpool which is quite pronounced here because of the photo's long exposure time. Photo taken in June 2009.
Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Focal Length: 28.0mm; Aperture: f/19.9; Exposure Time: 30.000 s; ISO equiv: 100; 0 EV photo exposure value; AI Focus; image saturation level - high; White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Color Space: sRGB.