World Waterfall Database
Book Review

North Carolina Waterfalls

Adams, Kevin (author)

John F. Blair, Publisher, 1994
Edition 1
Format Paperback
Print Style Partial Color
Book Type Guidebook
Page Count 208
ISBN 0-89587-110-6
In Print? No
Picture quality (4)
Picture Quantity (2)
Accuracy of Content (5)
Thoroughness of Content (4)
Production Value (4)

Reviewed by Dean Goss

Kevin Adams' initial foray into the realm of waterfall books was a very good debut. His obvious love of waterfalls is a perfect foil for his photographic skills. The subtitle of this book, "Where to Find Them, How to Photograph Them" is just as apt a title as the main moniker.

The book details over 200 North Carolina Waterfalls. Each entry includes valuable information on location, access, height, watercourse, USGS Map datum, and ownership. In short, Kevin Adams provides all the information you'll need to track down these beautiful features on your own.

The raw information is only part of the package with this book. Kevin Adams gives a treatise on basic photography skills as well as the rundown of various sundries associated with photography and, more importantly, how they affect photography as it relates to waterfalls. Waterfall photography has a different set of criteria than, say, sports photography or portraiture. The information provided in this book will not only show you the way to the waterfall, it will show you how to render the memory permanently in an aesthetically pleasing way.

The Bottom Line: This is a very good book to have, not only for the information regarding waterfalls, but for the information that can help the amateur photographer hone his or her skills.

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