Saturday, September 21: Today I join a photography group to explore the waterfalls at Cunningham Falls State Park in Maryland. Last evening, I went to a photography store to buy a tripod, which I have never used before. I also bought some filters. I checked into the price for a wide-angle lens, but sadly, I can’t afford $700 now. Feeling all geared up, I embark on this new adventure.
Sadly the waterfall doesn’t have much water in it because there has been so little rain over the summer. It is also quite an overcast day. This is my first experiment with a tripod and a filter. I can’t say I’m overly impressed with my first attempts.
Cunningham Falls State Park is in the Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. Today, we visit the William Houck area with its lake, falls and campground.
The park is named for its 78-foot waterfall. Cunningham Falls are the largest cascading waterfalls in the state. The falls are locally known as McAfee Falls.