Cherokee Falls got its name just last year. Previously it was known as Waterfalls #1 in Cloudland Canyon State Park. A contest was held in 2011 to name both falls.
Cloudland Canyon is located in northwest Georgia near the town of Trenton. On top of Lookout Mountain, the canyon was formed by Daniel and Bear Creek which cut gorges through the rock before joining to become Sitton Gulch Creek. Both falls are located on Daniel Creek.
The canyon itself is more than 1000 feet deep, and to reach the falls you will get to experience every one of them. The two mile Waterfalls Trail is at approximately 40 degree angle and mostly composed of stair cases.
I found Cherokee Falls a bit harder to shoot than Hemlock Falls further downstream. Access was easier, but the pool at the bottom of the falls is much larger. In this composition I was searching for the best way to use the tree on the right in the image to frame the falls, while also using the large rock as a foreground element.
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 10.0 sec at f/16, ISO 50
Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 ZE