the world as seen through my photographic eye

Cummins Falls

About a year ago a friend told me about Cummins Falls, which resides just outside of Cookville Tn. After seeing photos of the falls I knew I would like to see her in person, but hadn’t managed to get there until being contacted by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and was asked to photograph the falls for a fundraiser to be held towards end of February.

Currently Cummins Falls is on private land. The foundation is on a quest to save the falls from falling prey to development, instead turning the falls into a park for all to share and enjoy the pristine beauty of the gorge containing this majestic waterfall.

Through a series of steps the Blackburn Fork river falls a total of 75 feet into the gorge below creating  a swimming hole that is listed in the top 100 swimming holes in the country of which I can’t wait to experience first hand( being February I thought I’d wait till summer, as it was I crossed the river twice in order to reach the base, an event that let me know I was alive!).

If you are interested in contributing financially towards saving Cummins Falls please contact Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation at or call 615-386-3171.

Please enjoy the photo gallery I have prepared, and remember as always all photographs are property of Steven Dieringer and are protected by copyright law. If you are interested in purchasing prints please feel free to contact me.

Thanks, and Be Great; Steve….


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