This image was taken on my trip along the Blue Ridge parkway. I had seen photos of Crabtree Falls from time to time and I always wanted to stop by and pay it a visit. Plus, with all the water this year I had a feeling it probably looked pretty good. The falls is located through a closed NPS campground. It looked like it was a pretty cool place at one time, but now itâ€™s just an eerie stroll past overgrown campsites and shuttered buildings. My son was with me and I think the word â€œcreepyâ€ rolled off his tongue about a dozen times. We made our way to the trail, I think it was about a mile and a half and downhill all the way â€“ so neither of us were looking forward to the climb back up! All I could think was I hope itâ€™s worth it! I neednâ€™t have worried â€“ once we arrived it was so TOTALLY worth it â€“ it was magnificent! It just towers above everything else and almost seems to create itâ€™s own light as the water dances off the nearly jet black rocks. I was really excited and was able to try several different compositions before it got too dark to shoot. Despite the fading light and uphill hike back, I was smiling all the way.