Just above Kings Creek Falls is an exciting series of cascades called (oddly enough) Kings Creek Cascades. They total about 100 ft. high, and they are very scenic and photogenic. I was warned, however, that the light hits them very very early in the day. My plan was to photograph Kings Creek Falls first thing, at sunrise. Then work my way back up to the cascades. I arrived at the cascades before 7AM, but the sunlight was already hitting them.
So what, you may say. What’s wrong with that? Well, when the sunlight is strong and harsh, it does not make for a pleasant photograph. It is usually much better to photograph waterfalls when it is overcast, or if the scene is in shade (before the sun hits it). Sometimes warm sunlight at sunrise or sunset can be nice on a waterfall, but never harsh mid day sunlight. Anyway, so the sun was already pretty harsh on Kings Creek Cascades when I arrived. I did, however, find this section at the very top of the cascades which was still rather nice. This scenic section of the stream is found just before the creek makes its big descent.5 Comments