The weather on Sunday was absolutely gorgeous, so my friend Frank and I decided to take the drive up to the Pocket and visit Keown Falls.
The sign at the beginning of trail gives you the option to go left or right on the loop trail. One way is shorter, but with a much higher grade. The other way is a little longer, but is a more gentle climb. Not knowing this, we went left..... the tougher hike. At least coming down was easier!
We've had some rainy weather recently, so we were treated to several spots of water dropping from the cliffs above. This wasn't the main waterfall, but it was still beautiful.
There were a ton of details on the trail that I enjoyed taking photos of. These were a couple.
We finally made it to the falls. It was nice to fill the coolness of the water and to take a nice rest while we took some photos.
On the way back to the car, we decided to stop one more time to take some photos of the creek that intersected the trail.
Ryan Smith, a Berry College graduate and former photojournalist, is a fine art photographer. He is well-known in Rome, Georgia for his unique perspective and captivating images. His art can be found on the walls of the local hospital, businesses throughout Rome and in the living rooms of art patrons all over. While a majority of his art is focused on the city of Rome and Berry College, he is also renowned for his "decay" photographs, which bring a beautiful perspective to areas others would view as deteriorated. Ryan's most recent project, the White Piano, has blurred the lines of his styles. Beginning in the world of decay, the White Piano has ventured throughout Rome and Floyd County for some of the most acclaimed photographs yet.