Ozone Falls is a wonderful 110 foot tall waterfall located just inside Cumberland County, Tennessee. The hike to the top of the waterfall is about as easy and short as they come. You can walk right up to and get in the stream at the top of the falls and take your kayak over the top of the falls into the pool at the bottom. It's been done before! The hike to the bottom of the falls is short but a little on the rough side. Youth is your friend when hiking to the bottom. Be sure to visit this falls near a rain event (within a few days should suffice) and you won't be disappointed.
At the top and bottom of the falls you will find plenty of trees to hang your hammock. The waterfall is not typically crawling with people but regular visitors cycle in and out at a regular pace. A lot of people choose to swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls when the water is up. Be sure to get as many different angles of the waterfall as you can. The sun always leaves a shadow and mornings may be the best time to catch the falls with it all in the shadow.
Waterall location: Crab Orchard, Tennessee. GPS Coordinates 35°52'48" N 84°48'39" W
Full frame recommended focal length: 18mm or wider
Do's: Pack a hammock, lunch, and maybe your swim gear if you can stand the cold water. Have fun. Take a drone and get some interesting point-of-view shots. Walk behind the water fall if possible (water level depending).
Don'ts: Get too close to the edge at the top of the falls.
Sony a6300 with Sony 16-35/4
16mm (1.5x crop factor equals a 24mm full frame field-of-view)
Lee Big Stopper
Continuous Eye Autofocus works great on the Sony a6300. Turn on EYE AF and get those shallow depth of field portraits without the need to focus and recompose. This is a feature that is very important to muself and highlights where DSLR technology continues to fall behind. After using Continuous Eye AF on the Sony a7Rii, I have come to love and depend and use the feature for a very large percentage of my portrait work. I am able to focus on my framing and not worry about the subject moving around. The days of focus and recompose are long behind me.
I am a big fan of long exposure photography and the Sony a6300 is very capable in this area. I went out and shot a few long exposures to share with you all on screen. I have two photos from Ozone Falls, a 110 foot tall, 33.5 meter, plunge waterfall. This was a challenging situation for the Sony a6300 as the rock wall carved out from behind the waterfall was in the sun's shadow. I used the Sony FE 16-35/4 at 16mm, a 24mm full frame equivalent with the Lee Big Stopper and IR remote. Give a thumbs up below if you like tall waterfalls because this is a tall waterfall!