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Dog Slaughter Falls, Kentucky

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Despite its bizarre name, Dog Slaughter Falls is a beautiful example of the waterfalls located in southern Kentucky.  It is found just outside Cumberland Falls State Park and is a short hike from the Sheltowee Trace.

The falls are typically much wider than this photograph indicates.  This was taken during a minor drought in late October.


Four or so years ago, Kentucky was hit by a major ice storm that brought down some very large trees.  Unfortunately, one of these trees fell right in front of Dog Slaughter Falls.  This presented a major challenge when photographing the falls.  I didn't want a dead tree to block the white flow of water.  My only option was to set up my tripod at one of the sides.

The actual photograph shows much more detail in the shadows.  Only a LightJet print can do this shot justice.
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