Down stream from the dam and waterfalls at Cooleemee River Park (Bull Hole), NC, you’ll see a rugged river scene.
As you can tell, the trees along the river bank lean far out over the river. There are a couple of forces at work — most along the bank grow leaning out over the river searching for clear sky/sunlight while some are so close the soil has washed out under the river side. Eventually these will fall into the flow.
The stone/rock column is an old bridge support structure. I’m hoping to get some better photos of this column when the river recedes a little more.
I always saw this photo in black and white.