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Guest 04-Oct-2020 13:25
Thanks for the awesome photos and info. Hope you and Cindy are doing good. (from Jane, an old hiking buddy from CarolinasAdventures who lives in Hendersonville, semi-retired now but not in health care anymore.
Sam Johnson 04-Jul-2020 21:13
Excellent gallery of mountain and stream images. Rich captures the true scene the eye sees - a rare quality. Thanks for sharing.
D Jane 28-Sep-2016 17:21
Your site is awesome! I have searched many wildflower and bird sites to identify several of the unidentified photos I have. I've found many right here. Your pictures are not only beautiful, they are so detailed. Thank you for sharing the work you must have spent years putting together. I live in the piedmont region of NC and enjoy taking photos of nature from all of NC. My husband and I travel, so I also have many photos from other states. (I think my photos of my 4 grandchildren probably outnumber my nature ones though. ha)
Thomas King 21-Aug-2016 14:48
Thanks for maintaining a website with many hard to find waterfalls and posting excellent photos.
HutcH 18-Jul-2016 10:29
Rich, just came across your site, very nice.
Nina Ludwig14-Feb-2016 19:57
Hi Rich. I just browsed through some of your galleries again and I must say I enjoyed it no end. Excellent work!
Larry Secor 06-Feb-2016 04:52
Amazing Pictures! I certainly hope you travel to the finger lakes region of New York. We have so many beautiful ones here. I think you would love the area.
robbie 12-Sep-2015 22:55
Hi Rich, Wow! You've been busy since we last spoke! Your photography is fantastic and getting better all the time. Keep up the good work! Gimme a call if you get to Central NC. Later...
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:47
De superbes photos, que dire d'autre ?
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:07
Thank you for your photos
Rich Stevenson03-Jan-2015 14:01
Thanks Mark! I'll add it to my long list of places to check out.
mark alexander 02-Jan-2015 12:48
there is another falls at Brasstown that is below the one in your last picture....Most folks don't know about it...I t is larger than the others. Im order to get to it you must crossover below the steep rock at the bottom of the 4th falls...Takes about 15 minutes to get there. You will need to go up a trail on the left siide of the stream to get to the bottom...Well worth the extra walk
Soundra Beamon 26-Jun-2014 03:27
Love Hendersonville and the plants around the area. I also love documenting my trips through the plants I find on my trips. Really enjoy your photographs and knowledge. So glad you post them here!
Rich Stevenson09-Jun-2014 12:38
Hi Fred - it's still up. Server may have been down for a bit, but please let me know if you still have problems.
Rich Stevenson01-Feb-2014 21:06
Hey Sam! Here's some info here - - click 'next' to continue with the pictures. Thanks for the kind comment!
Guest 23-Jul-2013 21:53
Rich Stevenson,your time spent developing and maintaining this site is greatly appreciated. Thank you! nicholas
Jon Barbour 18-May-2013 15:33
Thanks for a great reference on native wildflowers. We live in Waynesville, and your website will help us identify the plants we have and others to look for at growers and nurseries in the area.
Leanne 11-May-2013 13:05
We live in Boone..and after a hike this week we were looking to identify some wildflowers that were new to us...we stumbled across your site and loved it...great help on identifying the plants we had seen....BUT especially inspiring was your photography....beautiful work
Thanks for putting it out there for all to enjoy....and to learn from as well
linda go 24-Apr-2013 19:41
Hi Rich

I live in madison County and have a few? wild flowers-woodland...and shrubs I havent id'd yet---your photos helped me with Elephantos carolinis...had all sorts of hort people look at them and not know what the heck they were---My hort background is New England wildflowers so there are some fun mysteries here for me.
I have a green orchid [ I am gussin] that is flowering now a green ball? I havent i.d.'d it yet--if you have an inkling, please let me know---
thanks for your cataloging---
Guest 07-Mar-2013 03:34
Thanks alot for all your efforts: Great site, just what I needed to plan my trip from Florida
Thanks again,
Guest 21-Oct-2012 02:24
Hi! Your photography is amazing. Thanks for sharing and letting us know where these waterfalls are. Never knew so many were around. Your website is great and I appreciate the trail information.
Austin 19-Mar-2012 17:21
Hi Rich,
I am so glad I found your site. I spent every possible minute from age 14 until I was about 20 (and became stupid) in and around Wilson creek and Table Rock, and now that I'm in my 60s I can't wait to get back to those creeks and hills. Your site will be a great bookmark for the beginnings of many adventures I'm sure. By the way I got to your site by way of an article in Our State magazine (3/2012) about Dupont State Forest, then just clicking around.
Robert Spaulding 27-Feb-2012 23:22
Rich, I was leader of the first crew to cut the Appalachain Trail accross Max Patch. I'm glad you enjoyed and thatnk you for taking me back...Rob
janusz 25-Feb-2012 23:57
discovered this by accident with my grandson looking for waterfalls, it is beautiful
Guest 10-Feb-2012 20:06
.? ID hi,
Is this bird a song sparrow?
Guest 10-Feb-2012 16:49
Just found your site.such beautiful photos ,very educational. Places I will never be able to visit, but can see now because you have taken the time and skill to share. Thank you so much..
JeffeeArt4u 26-Dec-2011 16:29
I hope you find me on the internet where I visit a lot and talk with other photographers and artists. Lady or just Google GOURLEY GARDEN
JeffeeArt4u 26-Dec-2011 16:15
I visited your other sites today where you sell your prints, and park information, links and so forth, great sites. Would love to have a great site. I wanted to let you know I put your name on one of my Abrams Falls Images at Redbubble.comJeffeeArt4u, where people could find some of the best Waterfalls I had ever seen on the internet. It looks like you get a lot of mail, and travel/Leon Gourley was born in Cades Cove, late Father in law. Jeffee Gourley.
JeffeeArt4u 21-Dec-2011 22:28
Well, I spent some time looking at more of your Water Falls and Smokies work, I have to say, the best I have ever seen. Like I stated on some images, they need to be offered from a press, in a book. Compile some of your stories of adventure or photography, would make a great book. See you again....Jeffee Gourley / since my account isn't active at this time, I wrote your name down. Hope you visit the garden images I do from my Smoky Mountains garden habitat, Gourley Garden, Anolis Carolinensis Lizard Habitat. Lizard Lady...Jeffee
JeffeeArt4u 21-Dec-2011 21:27
Still looking at the falls, you have so many, you should do a book, and with your experiences, or about photography. I had family from NC. late Rev. C.P.Holland, Baptist missionary, and more of Dads family, but I remember going to my grandmothers when I was small when she lived in a silver trailer in the 60's. I always got sick on the curves. I wrote a saying about the curves in the Smoky Mountains with an Abrams Falls Picture, writing at Redbubble.comJeffeeArt4u.
JeffeeArt4u 21-Dec-2011 21:18
Really enjoyed the TN Falls gallery, I want to oil paint some again after seeing your photos. These I haven't seen. I live in the Smoky Mountains, land ajoins the Park, at the Foothills Parkway senic drive. Most of my photos are from my garden in the Smokies, Gourley Garden, see it here. Jeffee Gourley Art and Photography
Bill Styler 19-Nov-2011 23:01
Stumble upon your site. I am stunned at both the quality and quantity of photos. I'm just a amateur photographer, and mostly have used photos for painting. Words fail me, Rich. I have added NC to my list of places to visit.

Bill in Idaho
Doris 15-Jul-2011 01:26
Dear Rich,
I will be moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in September 2011 and have never been to NC so I just type in "photos of North Carolina on the computer and I was SO glad your website can up. Your photos are breath-taking. We are more anxious about getting there to see all this splendor God created. Your Beautiful pictures have enriched my life. Thank you for sharing them. Doris
Peggy 09-Jun-2011 17:11
Your photos are great NC is so beautiful I cannot wait until I get to live there someday down the road soon I hope.
bill robertson 02-May-2011 00:26

i have heard your name many times from Bernie B. and not sure if we've met before, but it seems as if we have..........
i have a question for you, wanting the names of a couple of falls.......

going North on 215, having passed the BRP, you cross Bubbling Springs, continue down, crossing the Pigeon where the trail goes back up towards Big Sam..continuing on down the hill and, just before you come to the falls of the Pigeon (goes under the road in a big culvert), just before there, on the curve just up the hill, you park on the curve, walk up a small bank, and go come to a stream crossing with falls above and below, cross this stream, and go for about a minute and you come to another waterfall in a blind box canyon setting.........
what is the names of both these creeks and falls.........??
thanks a lot, and lets go out roaming one day......
Ted Denman 28-Feb-2011 15:59
I really enjoyed viewing your NC waterfall gallery. I am planning a photography waterfall trip the second week of April 2011 to the Pisgah Forest and Cashiers region. I hope to find some waterfalls as nice as yours!

Keep shoot'n. Ted
George 29-Dec-2010 06:19
Rich, I thought I had been to most waterfalls in the NC mountains. Thanks for displaying your photos....I'm quite sure a few of these places where challenging to get to.

Have you ever viewed "Lost Creek Falls" in TN. To this day, this still resides as the #1 fall experience I've explored.

Also, do you mind if I use one of your photos on my educational site: (I placed copyright caption along with a link to your profile)


Guest 20-Dec-2010 22:24
Best Carolinas wild flower photos I've found. You are amazing! You make me want to try some wild flower photography the next time I go hiking.
Ryan Garrett 08-Oct-2010 15:23
Thank you so much for posting these pics. I have and always will be in love with the N.C. mountains. I live two hours away but I ride up there almost every weekend. With the outer banks on the coast and mountains in the west you would have to say that we live in paradise. Post more pics of the Smokies whenever you get them. If creation is this beautiful how is our Creator going to look?
Guest 03-Sep-2010 15:22
Yours pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! Makes you feel that you are watching God's work!

Thank you for sharing

Zoe 02-May-2010 18:18
I've finally found a well rounded and informative source to see the wild flowers in my yard and can now identify them correctly...thank you so much for wonderful photography! I too , live in Western North Carolina and am now building a cabin on Roan Mountain just a mile away from the Appalachian Trail and the floral top of the mountain!.....I'm discovering wild flowers I have never seen before!
tamme essler 24-Mar-2010 02:37
king of the waterfalls,and advocate for the mountains , I love your eye for landscapes.
hutch 05-Feb-2010 02:10
whats up rich.....beautiful pics.......later
Guest 05-Feb-2010 02:08
very nice.....been a long time since sihs........later
Oli 13-Dec-2009 08:24
I've lived in NC for over half my life, yet I've never really paid attention to the beautiful nature here. Thanks for renewing my interest Rich!
Hilary 21-Nov-2009 19:48
Truly captivating photography. I share many of the same passions. Trees, flora, fauna, mushrooms, waterfalls, etc. What type of camera do you use? And do you post the camera settings along with the photos?

I too have travelled to the Ashville, Montreat N.C. area and know of its beauty. I need to get back there with a camera and plenty of hiking time!
Bob Zander 23-Aug-2009 23:56
My wife and I love waterfalls and I have been looking for a good listing of the waterfalls in NC. The local brochures only list a few in each one but the listing on your site is amazing. Thanks for posting it. Maybe we'll see you at a waterfall someday.
mike dotson 11-Aug-2009 17:31
thank you for the info on how to get to fall branch falls it was amazing!!!!!
barbara liberto 24-Jun-2009 17:51
thank you for sharing these beautiful shots. i hope one day to visit gorges state park . do you know if there any cabins for rent there?
click23-Jun-2009 22:49
Just returned from 3 days in the Frankland area. You have made a real contribution with your waterfall images.
Lizz 19-Jun-2009 20:57
Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking. What kind of camera do you use? This is a really nice sight.
prudy scott 06-Jun-2009 23:16
loved the pictures. i saw the false hellebore today(June 6) on top of black balsam bald - not blooming but i didn't know what it was until i saw your beautiful pictures..
RaeAnne 07-May-2009 21:16
I think you have an awesome site and it is great that you did this! I hve a question that I thought you might be able to answer. My husband and I are going to be in the NC area soon an was wondering if there are any falls that you can actually take a dip or swim in? Thanks so much!

RaeAne DePover
Le Claire, IA
Guest 22-Apr-2009 19:14
Really great site, enjoy alot!
Guest 22-Apr-2009 17:46
Very good job :) Your gallery is topping. I salute :)
Maggie 06-Apr-2009 18:06
These photos are beautiful. You have a wonderful site. I'm from western North Carolina so I've seen a lot of these waterfalls/scenes in person many times; you've done an outstanding job capturing their splendor. I haven't been home in years and stumbled across your site looking for pictures of home to show my kids so they could see what a beautiful place I grew up in. Thanks for making me homesick!*lol*
Robert Marshall 28-Jan-2009 03:59
the waterfalls are beautiful. after hiking The Foothills and Bartram Trail a few years ago this brought wonderful memories. I will vist many of these since i am again hiking The Foothills Trail in late March. I also plan to retire in North carolina in two years. a truly beautiful state.
Kathi 14-Dec-2008 02:36
Your photos brought back so many great memories. My husband and I day-tripped almost every weekend to the sc-nc border and visited many of these beautiful falls. With work and kids our trips are few and far between. I've added the photo journal to my favs so I can visit anytime I want! Thanks!!
Guest 28-Nov-2008 17:53
The area you've photographed is my favorite in the US. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing it.
Gil 23-Oct-2008 01:40
Outstanding! I couldn't believe some of the shots. It sure made me homesick for NC. I will continue to visit your gallery. You will be saved in my favorites.
StacyJenkins 16-Oct-2008 14:06
So beautiful. I love Western North Carolina and my hearts desire is to live there one day.

Great work, I'll save your site to my favorites.
Michael Kelly 13-Oct-2008 21:37
Dear Rich,

I love photographing waterfalls but live in Florida and only get the chance to do this on occasion. Your work is so amazing and prolific:) The ray of light ones are especially stunning. You have given me inspiration to do more waterfall work as I may move to Vermont soon and I hear there are great waterfalls there! Keep up the great art and God bless you.

Joanniiee 28-Aug-2008 21:21
Hi Rich,
Your photos are amazing. I enjoy seeing the beauty that I left. Do you need a guide to Dismal Falls soon?
Carol & Geoge Vickery 16-Aug-2008 01:53
Thank you so very much for your easily navigated, user-friendly, happy site. You've inspired us to visit the Falls you share with us so vividly with your photographic artwork. Thank you again for sharing with all of us in cyperspace.
Carol and George Vickery PS: We visited Catawba today; the water is so very low but it's still beautiful.
Guest 01-Aug-2008 20:14
Nice Gallery
Virginia 18-May-2008 22:53
We moved to TN. 1 yr ago. We would be interested in knowing where all the falls you photographed are located. Love the photos.
Bob Clarke 04-Apr-2008 19:48
Hi Rich,
I too have viewed your site and was in awe with the beautiful pictures .Keep up the good work.The web site is really easy to negotiate around and is very user friendly.Kind of nice for a old uncle like me.
Very seldom seen but not forgotten, Uncle Bob.
Guest 03-Apr-2008 20:31
Hi Rich, Your Dad sent me your homepage. You have done an awesome job with your photos.
Aunt Beverly..........from Massachusetts
Dad 31-Mar-2008 00:43
Rich, I spent some time looking through your great pictures to-night,they get more beautiful every time I look at them,keep up the great work. Dad
Alice 31-Jan-2008 03:16
LOVE your photographs and web site. What a blessing you are to all who take the opportunity to get lost for several hours looking at your photos. I have your site bookmarked and find great enjoyment surfing through your photographs. North Carolina is God's country and you capture it so well. Keep up the outstanding work and may you never lose your passion!!
Randy Harrison 16-Nov-2007 02:02
I know you try and cram in as much as you can do in fall season, with leaves changing but your site is so neat, and have shown it to many folks. They have been impressed.
Hopefully they will become regular visitors to
I try and check everyday for updates since I live 2 hours away from area at minimum, depending where we are going.
Thanks for your devotion to your "passion" and hope you continue for many years to come.
We will be busy for a number of weekends coming up before the end of the year, but hope to get back uo that way after 1/1/08 as best we can. I enjoy every day your web site, and Pbase account as well.
we have emailed in the past,
TMS 03-Oct-2007 23:41
Your gift is amazing! Most people say a picture doesnt do it justice. Well, your photos are just as good, if not better than being there. I am a part time Highlander and have seen all of the waterfalls, I dont know if its the time of season or that it's just your gift, but your photos are breath taking.
Guest 30-Aug-2007 01:36
Rich, Your pictures are beautiful! I have visited your other website ncwaterfalls many times and appreciate your pics, stories, and directions. I have finally made my goal of visiting over 100 waterfalls. I live in Chapel Hill, so I have quite a drive out to the mountains. I don't think I will be able to catch up to you anytime soon. Thanks for sharing.
- Justina Sodemann
Guest 27-Jun-2007 13:37
One world. Stunning.
Guest 09-Mar-2007 22:07
Nice Gallery
Guest 08-Mar-2007 08:04
I really appreciate the effort you put into your pictures.
André 27-Oct-2006 19:36
I have been away from the mountains now for three years when I moved to Paris, France and your photographs really bring me a peace of home. I lived in Asheville for close to fifteen years and hiked most of the region exploring the waterfalls and trails leading to indescribably beautiful places. Magical in a silent way. When I tell people here about the richness and beauty of the Blue Ridge they always ask me what am I doing here. Thank you for taking me back and being able to truly capture what words find hard to describe. Merci
Hilda 25-Oct-2006 03:17
The waterfalls of South Carolina are a real treat. I'm sure all other galleries are also. I'll enjoy them as soon as I have the time. I'm alerting friends and family of this site. Thank you.
blazegirl 19-Oct-2006 08:27
Rich -Thank you for sharing pictures of the beautiful waterfalls and the wildflowers! They are quiet wonderful! They do make me homesick for the mountains! It is nice that you not only enjoyed these beautiful places but also share them with others! Just to think to live here in N.C. all this time and miss all this beauty! I guess I was born in the mountains for a reason now I wish I had never left!
Guest 04-Sep-2006 23:10

you have many great shots. Your website is excellent too. I live north of Ashville. Your info will come in handy. Best of luck. See you on the trail!

Robert 02-Sep-2006 17:31
I, too, prefer Sony "digitals" and we also seem to share very similar subject matter. I haveto bow to your watefalls, though. Outstanding! Why don't I see more of your work in "regional" books?
Sharon 01-Sep-2006 01:56
It was a wonderful surprise to luck up on your page.I love all of your photos. I've bookmarked it and I can't wait to share it w/ all of my Georgia friends.
Illa Stearns 21-Aug-2006 19:12
Hello - I was seeking a better photo of Drosera rotundifolia (Roundleaf sundew) than in my Wildflower book for identification purposes and I found it on your web site! It has apparently been spotted in the North Cascades, Mt. Baker (Bagley Lakes) area of Washington State and I was attempting to locate it to photograph yesterday. Couldn't find it - but may have a better chance now that I've got a better idea of what I'm looking for! I'm from BC (Langley) but hike in the Mt Baker/North Cascades area all summer. The scenery there is stunning. The wildflowers there are beautiful too - but I will never be able to attain the quality of photographs that you have posted (and I'm not a rank amateur)! Wonderful & bookmarked forever!
Marie 18-Aug-2006 12:41
Looking for information and found it at this great site...
Jan Nelson 15-Jul-2006 03:21
Wow, this photography blows me away! I was born & raised in the Piedmont area of NC, and my family's only annual vacation spot was to these spectacular mountains. I now reside in FL, but my soul longs for those mountains. North Carolina is God's country, and it has to be one of the most beautiul places of this earth. My dream is to, some day, live there again, but this time, I want a place in the moutains. Thank you soooooo much, Rich, for this site, of which I just happened upon. It's been the highlight of my week to have found it. I shall bookmark it and visit it often. God Bless!

A Tarheel Forever
Guest 12-Jul-2006 22:29
Oh my God!!! You are the absolute best photographer out there. You can truly capture natures beauty better than anyone I have seen! PLEASE keep up the great work.
cynthia 08-Jul-2006 22:39
Awesome and Awe Struck
John and Juliana (the old folks) 28-Jun-2006 00:38
You have the eye for photography. We have been visiting some of the NC, Tn, and Al waterfalls. They are simply awesome. You have the talent it takes to really capture the beauty in everything you photograph.
Ken Jones 20-Jun-2006 21:49
Hey Rich: Are there any good waterfalls,goges,or cave in and around ashville that my wife and I can visit on our vacation in july that you think would be nice to veiw? And your galleries are awsome thanks
ken j
Aaron McGraw 10-Jun-2006 22:08
I live in henderson county north carolina. I use to live near panther tail valley on top of could mountain in lake toxaway and seeing your pictures of waterfalls takes me back to those days when i use to hike the trails to find hidden waterfalls. you have an amazing web site with many inspiring pictures that captures the forgotten magic of the wilderness in the appalachian mountains. thankyou very much.
Jeff Martin 27-May-2006 13:24
We have recently moved to Oconee Co. SC and have been hiking with the "Newcomers" group.
Thanks very much, your site has encouraged us to continue and helped us to identify the wildflowers we have been seeing. 23-May-2006 15:40
Unbelievable! Liam O' Keefe
Steve Parkin23-May-2006 01:47
Hi Rich! Thanks for your kind words on my PBASE waterfall gallery. I went to Eastern PA and saw/shot 52 named waterfalls in 7 days. It was a wonderful time. There is something about waterfall hunting as you clearly know! Anyway, I've had you in my favorite artists list for many months, I've been a fan of your waterfall galleries for a long time. Keep up the good work!

Steve P.
Geoff 15-May-2006 20:53
Hi Rich, I have my R1 on order. I love your waterfall pictures. Can you give me some tips on how to take waterfall pic's like your's please? I'm told i need a filter???
Guest 01-May-2006 03:33
It was a real pleasure visiting your galleries!
Donna Cyr 13-Apr-2006 18:00
Rich, Just wanted to say your photos are great and thank you for your hospitality when my friend & I met you on 4-2-06 at Mouse Creek Falls. We took your advise and went to Max Patch - it was cold but beautiful. Thanks again and I'll keep coming back to your website.
Tom Hodges 18-Dec-2005 23:00
Rich, I have no idea who you are, but my wife & I have sure enjoyed your fabulous photos.

We grew up in Jackson Co. AL.[60 mi. SW of Chatt.] & both greaduated from TN. High Schools. I love falls, & have visited many in AL.& TN. Sure wish I could see all these in person. If you take any nore would you add me to your email list?
Alisa Claytor 03-Nov-2005 22:40
Beautiful pictures. I'm an avid waterfall seeker. Have seen many many in the North Georgia Area and looking forward to seeing these beauties in Tennessee. Do you have good directions to these falls?
Ralph Mosley 04-Oct-2005 03:22
Thanks, this site is great, we hope to see some of these on our visit Oct the 8-14.
Again thank for your time and work, its great !
MoNskY 30-Sep-2005 04:27
wow Rich, these pictures are magnificent. can't wait to see all of them personally. where did u get all of those? can i go with you if ever you're going to search for those creatures again. i can't believe that wildflowers are very beautiful...
Guest 17-Sep-2005 01:03
Love your entire site! esp.---wildflowers. We have the beautiful Purple Fringed Orchid and the Rattlesnake Plantain on our mt. place on Cattail Peak (near Burnsville, NC)--would you like a picture of these?
Julie H. 11-Aug-2005 17:36
Waterfalls are magical places. Each one, no matter how large or small, inspires peaceful feelings, and instills a calmness of spirit. They captivate the imagination. If a person's eyes are windows to the soul, waterfalls are the eyes to the soul of the mountains. I fell in love with the North Carolina mountains when I was very young. Thank you for capturing on film the essence of these beautiful places.
Robbie D7021-Jul-2005 19:49
Hi Rich , thanks for the information and time spent answering , keep up the good work .
Robbie D7011-Jul-2005 20:21
Hello Rich, thanks for the comments. You mentioned a polarizing filter , how does this help with waterfalls ? is it to stop surface glare or make the water transparent? Do you notice the unusual plant life that seems to be around these waterfalls ? A friend told me he did notice the plantlife (and the pond life taking pictures)! hes joking and jealous.
Still think there is lots of scope with waterfalls ,ie seasons , water levels , sunbeams,
possibly black and white. Did like the rainbow effect caught in the mist/spray.
You take the best waterfalls on this site and I will keep looking. Robbie.
Robbie D7010-Jul-2005 22:31
Hello rich , just love your waterfalls , and understand your keeness to photograph them.
With the noise and atmosphere and beauty each one is different . If you have time take a peek at my few attempts . Not a patch on yours , but I like them .Robbie.
Guest 09-Jul-2005 17:41
yo rich...all these people sucking up must be gratifying..not that it isn't well deserved...1st chance i've had to sit down and look at your site in a while..truly impressive....just glad to say i knew him when...after we get settled in in sparta, there are lots of really good places up in virginia to go shoot...also edwin says we're welcome to use the gatlinberg cabin anytime no one else is there....hal
donald and jan hale 28-Jun-2005 16:22
rich, would love to see some photo's of chimney rock, n.c. you are truly a amazing and talented person. great job!!!!!! donald and jan hale
donald and jan hale 27-Jun-2005 16:02
rich, this is my stomping grounds therefore i have experienced the beauty of north carolina. you are truly a gifted. god has given you this talent as you have touched so many through your web site. amazing, amazing, beautiful, and a true master of the art. donald and jan hale woodbury, tn
janetspain12-Jun-2005 16:18
Your galleries are so beautiful and I can't figure out which is my favorite...the photos just scream out with the color of life! Janet
Jennifer 08-May-2005 02:42
I grew up in this area, and even before I was old enough to hike it myself my mom would tie me up in a make due 'papoose' sack and take me hiking, picking berries and gathering sassafrass and spicewood for tea. I saw alot of friends grow up and leave, looking for bigger and 'better' things, but these mountains have always held on to my spirit, this is a special place and I wanted to let you know that I love the way you catch the magic in the nature here with your photograpy!
Guest 27-Apr-2005 19:10
Great site! Having a look at all of these falls in the area before visiting them is very helpful.
Raquel Bambirra 13-Apr-2005 10:37
I came across this wonderful work of yours by chance... I am amazed!!! I don't know North Carolina but I felt in love with this place at once, due to the lenses of you camera and soul. What an exquisite nature, what an awesome place to visit sometime. Thank you for publishing your shots and giving me the oportunity to get to know a bit of NC. I home I can drop by sometime. Your pics are inspiring and they remind us of our very nature. Thanx!
Jon 28-Mar-2005 01:27
Hey rich, the gang at your old stomping grounds want to know how the new job is going? When are you going to stop and buy us all dinner???? We all hope that everything is going great. Send and email or better yet drop by and see us, not like its far out of the way.
Dustin 20-Feb-2005 06:11
Uncle Richy, I never relized how impressive your site was. I spent like 2 hours just looking around on it. All I have to say is, "can you say National Geographic material." We need to go hiking or something sometime. Well, anyway great job and hope to see you soon.

Phil Carley 15-Jan-2005 01:13
Rich, I love your pictures of North Carolina. Do you know of or even have any pictures of Brush Creek. This little creek runs into the Cullasaja river just up from the falls. Jackson Hole gift shop is right next to the creek. Thanks
kristy jones illustration 29-Nov-2004 00:42
I typed in North carolina photo's, because having lived in Nashville, and visited N.C. and now living back in Colorado, I wanted to be reminded of its beauty, and make myself feel happy. You're a great adventurest, with the willingness to share it with the rest of us. I for one am extremely gratefull. Fantastic photography, great web organiztion, quick downloading, I feel very blessed, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. sincerly Kristy Jones
Dana 02-Nov-2004 22:04
I love you! You are soooooo special! :-)
By the way...... I've got your hat. .. you know.. the black & gold camo one.
Not to worry. I'll get it back to you.
Your work is outstanding!
Angie 15-Aug-2004 13:41
I found your website today. Your pictures are absolutely amazing. You not only captured the beauty with each shot, but you catured my heart along with it. They are absolutely breathtaking. Can't wait to see more.

Thanks for a beautiful vision this morning.
Thomas Keller 03-Jun-2004 15:21
I just found you site and photo's and I'm blown away. They are magnificent. I'm a pastel artist and wood sculpture. Great, great work. Thomas
Gary 03-Jun-2004 13:20
After you commented on my Topanga gallery I decided to visit your gallery. I have been here before but didn't leave a comment. In any case your work is really beautiful. You do great work.


Guest 02-May-2004 23:25
I also have a Sony Dsc-70, the contrasts and colors are really beautiful. A couple of months ago, I bought a Nikon D100 (totally different!) The Sony has its own personality but less versatile. I still like both cameras for each their own characteristics.
After taken thousands of photos with the Dsc-70, I can say that you master yours superbly well. Your falls are fantastic, colors, framing, exposure time, you have found the perfect recipe and you’ve got a lot of talent and a great imagination.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
kaz 07-Apr-2004 09:15
Rich , I have been truelly blessed by comming here you have a talent,
I am glad you have done something with it ...keep up the great work and the great website ...
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Gary Retterbush04-Feb-2004 19:05
Rich, I truly enjoy your photos!! I'm a bit of a waterfall guy myself but seldom get the chance around here.
Bobbie 15-Jan-2004 04:08
Hey Rich,
The gallery is awesome! Bobbie
Randy Harrison05-Jan-2004 13:33
Hey Rich,
I enjoyed your new pics. I hope to start shooting some more falls again this spring. I haven't kept up my old web site in about 3 years. I started posting some of my newer work on pbase also. I only have a few falls so far as I hope to get more of them on digital and add them. I spent a lot of time the past few years shooting other things.
Great to see your work again.
Randy Harrison
Deborah 24-Nov-2003 01:13

As always . . . outstanding photos! Thank you for sharing your work...
David 22-Nov-2003 01:40
Hey Rich,
These are some "sweet" shots! Man... I love them all. The one of the fall color, and low clouds from the Parkway is as good as I've ever seen printed. I can see you've been a busy man recently. Very impressive stuff.
Dave V.
Kelvin 20-Nov-2003 21:01
Hey Rich,
I was on your website today and found your new gallery. Those shots are outstanding! You have a good selection of pics. They will make some great looking prints. I will be back often to ck out what's new. Keep up the good work.