Photograph of Blackwater Falls which is located in Blackwater Falls State Park
Last week my wife and I took a day trip to Blackwater Falls State Park in WV to hike around and see the waterfalls. We were there before the wildflowers had arrived so we beat the wildflower pilgrimage that happens when they finally start blooming. Overall the park was fairly empty, so had it mostly to ourselves which was nice! They have observation decks that look out at the falls, but the lower areas were damage during hurricane Sandy and haven’t been reopened yet. But we still got a nice view from the upper observation area.
The name “Blackwater” isn’t just a random name, it’s because of the water. The water has a “black” color to it, which happens because of tannic acid in the hemlock and red spruce needles that fall in the park and then eventually the acid washes down into the water.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens