More pics from my trip to the New River Gorge area of West Virginia, October 2013

Dunloup Creek along highway 25 near Thurmond, WV

Just upstream from the previous Dunloup Creek pictures. This creek is a photographer's dream. It is alway best to shoot pics like these in overcast skies for the diffused lighting, versus harsh sunny/shade lighting.

I use an ND (Neutral Density) filter to limit light coming into the camera to increase the shutter opening times for good exposure to allow a more smooth look to the water and note the swirling of the bubbles during this 20 second exposure.

It snowed while I stayed at Babcock State Park. Note the tree in the pic still displaying the snowy cover.

The New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, WV

a few waterfalls along the old Fayette Station Road that leads down from Hwy 19 down into the Gorge under the New River Gorge Bridge which was opened in 1977

Note more of the swirling motion of the leaves in this 30 second HDR exposure

The town of Gauley Bridge, WV, where the New River joins the Gauley River to form the Kanawha River. This was quite the battleground during the Civil War. The bridge over the Gauley, built in 1823 was burned by the Confederates when they vacated the area to slow down the Yankees. The bridge supports of that bridge are still visible on the upriver side of the current railroad bridge.

to the left of this bridge you see the original bridge supports of the 1823 bridge that crossed the Gauley.

The old train station depot is now the Town Hall. It is not only in the background of this picture, but is depicted in the art on the building.

These next few shots are taken from the Grandview State Park, east of Beckley off I-64 at exit 129.

I had to use my wide angle lens to capture this shot of the New River meandering northward.

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