As I was driving to my mother-in-law’s house for the Fourth of July weekend, I remembered that I had taken my filter wallet out of my camera bag and left it on the dining room table. I can’t remember why I had taken it out of my camera bag, or why I hadn’t put it back in my camera bag, but I didn’t have it with me all weekend. I still set out to find this waterfall though. It’s in the same general area as Crow Creek Falls and Minnehaha, which I’ve photographed before. Without even a circular polarizer I had fairly low expectations of the quality of the images, so I thought maybe bracketing the shots and trying some HDR processing might help them. The next few images are the results. These processed images are far better than any single exposure, but they aren’t as good as having the right filters on when shooting in the first place.
Oh and the last few months have been really dry, all of the waterfalls I visited had very low volume compared with just a few months ago. I imagine Bad Branch is quite spectacular when rainfall in Georgia is normal.