Monday, March 02, 2009

Monochrome Monday #22: Heading For The Falls


"Headed for a Fall"
Linville River, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)


This is the Linville River near Boone, NC before it begins its plunge between the rocks at Linville Falls. The calm surface here gives you no clue what you'll encounter just a few hundred yards downstream.Violence Unsilenced
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21 comments:

Aileni said...

Any trout?
Daft, I know, but I can smell the water, that particular tang.

Carver said...

Nice shot. I was there this past fall. We stayed a few miles from Linville Falls. My mother was from Boone and I still have a lot of family in that area.

Dina ... UK said...

The river has a nice calm and silky look.....
What's further down?

Catherine said...

RIvers get mysterious hidden secrets. It's better knowing the place, before throwing oneself into the river.
The light on the picture is perfect : from white to black with the whole gradation between.

judi said...

Humm... I have heard still waters run the deepest, any truth in that?
:) I like this one.

kden said...

The water looks so perfectly still. Would love to see the rough part too. Great mono shot.

Babooshka said...

That coul be a low shot of a high tide of my nature reserve. Serene is the word. Just to look upon this gives you a sense of well being.

kcinnova said...

Isn't that the way of life? What looks like calm on the surface can be hiding turmoil underneath.

Mimi Lenox said...

I've been to Linville Caverns. Same thing? Lovely shot.

Robin said...

That is deceptive. It looks so calm and serene. Great shot.

magiceye said...

serene...........and beautiful

Carolina said...

I really like the contrast between the darker and lighter side of this photo. Nice.

Paul Godin said...

Love how the different shades draw you in.

Shadow said...

aaaah, the proverbial quiet waters.....

oh yes, and it's a deal. seriously!

Daryl said...

Calm before the rapids?

Liz said...

The calm before the ...

Pagan Sphinx said...

For five years now, I've lived right on the bank of the CT River in western Massachusetts; you can see it from my front yard. Living right on a body of water like this has really made me appreciate rivers in general. There is always so much rich history associated with rivers.

Lovely shot in black and white.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shot, it looks very calm and peaceful.

lisaschaos said...

So you're lazily floating along in your little inner tube and then AWWWWW, then OWWWW. :) It sure looks peaceful there!

storyteller said...

What a peaceful spot. I love the monochrome view ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

maryt/theteach said...

calm waters and lovely reflections! :)