Banakas | Photography

I’ve touched on this before, but I’m going to say it again. When visiting waterfalls, you should always get an image of two of the falls namesake, the bigger picture so to speak. But it’s the parts of the waterfall and the surrounding areas that really make for beautiful, unique images. Carefully exploring your locations, and getting closer to details, can and will bring some awesome perspective to your portfolio.

This waterfall is part of the Falls Branch river just a few yards away from the larger Falls Branch Falls (and here) in the Cherokee National Park, off the Cherohala Skyway in East Tennessee. This ancillary waterfall isn’t much to look at compared to the massive 80′ Falls Branch Falls, but getting in close really sets this waterfall apart.

Getting out and taking detailed shots, no matter where you are, will help you to produce photos that can take your photography to that next level. I urge you to go out and take photos of details, no matter if you’re at a waterfall, or just in your own neighborhood. I would like to see some of the work that you come up with, so please share your images with the community here, by heading over to and submitting your images to the Banakas Photography Flickr Group.

This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 100, f/22, for 1sec

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