The “Gorge” (Tallulah Gorge) is one of the most difficult places for me to photograph. It’s deep—very deep. Light varies. Hot white light baths the gorge’s rim while deep, shadowy blues haunt the bottom. Would it be better to photograph it in the early morning hours instead of late afternoon? Or should I be there at midday when the sun is straight up? I haven’t learned the secret yet. Like photographing Toccoa Falls, it is a study in patience and practice. Above is a photo of a small pine tree branch that seems to be suspended in thin air over the powerful gorge below.