Waterfall

Winter Wonderland by Dennis Bernhard

Frozen Cummins Falls

Frozen Cummins Falls

At the end of a beautiful but cold and wet hike, you get this amazing reward. A winter wonderland of ice and snow. Of flowing water over ledges and levels. Of swirling pools and rocks. 

Cummins Falls vertical 1

Cummins Falls vertical 1

This photo zooms in on the upper portion of the falls. I like how the vertical orientation aligns with the flow of the water and allows you to get a better look at how the water freezes and clings to the rocks. 

Cummins Falls vertical 2

Cummins Falls vertical 2

This photo is a zoom of the left side of the falls. I wanted to highlight this area because it gets less water fall and that allows the ice to accumulate more and have a different feel. 

These are my three favorite photos of the day. Let me know what you think. 

- Dennis

 

MY PANTS FROZE!!!!! by Dennis Bernhard

We had a couple week long cold snap in Nashville which led to the waterfalls in the area freezing over. Cummins Falls is my favorite waterfall so when I heard it was frozen I had to go check it out. 

The hike in wasn't too bad, besides my pants freezing. All of the ice gave the fall and the surrounding area a winter wonderland feel. 

- Dennis

Frozen Waterfall Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

Frozen Cummins Falls is like a winter wonderland. Large icicles reaching down from the top of the falls cover the many ledges and levels. The ever present water continues to flow over the pure white ice which pops off of the brown rock surrounding it. 

Have you ever been to a frozen waterfall? 

- Dennis  

Waterfall Wallpaper by Dennis Bernhard

Rutledge Falls

This photo is a little different angle of Rutledge Falls. This is the main area of the falls which is off to the right side.

The water flow at this falls isn't overwhelming but focusing on this section with a long exposure gives a nice blur to the water. I also like the vertical orientation. I thought it would make a good phone wallpaper. 

- Dennis

Rutledge Falls by Dennis Bernhard

Rutledge Falls, Tullahoma, TN

Rutledge Falls is a hidden paradise, just steps away from civilization. Nestled nicely in the rolling hills of Central Tennessee, Rutledge Falls lies less than one hundred yards from the road but makes you feel miles away from everything. 

Have you been to Rutledge Falls? Where is your favorite waterfall?

- Dennis

Cummins Falls Landscape by Dennis Bernhard

Cummins Falls - Cummins Falls State Park

This is the first of many waterfalls I want to visit this summer. Cummins Falls is located in Cummins Falls State Park which is about an hour and half east of Nashville. 

The falls is located at the bottom of a 1.5 mile hike from the parking area. It's a beautiful hike through a nice wooded area down to the river. Once at the river, it's a short 1/4 hike along side and through the river to the falls. 

The falls is in a beautiful cove like area. The walls of the falls curve around to form one side of a peaceful swimming hole. The other side is surrounded by boulders creating ample perches for the many visitors that frequent the falls during the summer. 

The only downside, if you can call it that, is the amount of people that visit the falls. Due to the beauty of the falls and swimming hole, it tends to fill up with people. On a nice summer day, it can be hard to find a rock to call home for the day. If you want to have your choice or spots, or even have the place to yourself, you need to be there early. 

Have you ever been to Cummins Falls? What is your favorite part?

- Dennis