Tag Archive for 'Waterfall'

Wildcat…

ISO 100, f22, 3 seconds

I’ve been playing around with long exposures on my camera lately, and I figured a perfect place to get a nice shot would be at Wildcat Branch Falls. I’ve taken photos there before, but these from today are my favorites.

ISO 100, f22, 2.5 seconds

GSM time…

Jan and I spent some time in the Great Smoky Mountains- to be more specific, just outside of Townsend, TN. We rented a cabin for the weekend and spent some time just relaxing, checking out some crafts & antique stores and cruising through Cades Cove. The cabin was located just off the “Little River” We didn’t have direct river access since we were on a bluff, but we could listen to the water rush by while kicking back on the porch.
GSM time...
GSM time...
One of our favorite things about the GSM is Cades Cove. It’s an 11-mile one-way loop that tours a historic settlement. One of the neatest things about Cades Cove is the wildlife. This trip we saw about 2 dozen turkey, half a dozen deer and a bear. I’m kicking myself for not having a tripod- I wasn’t able to get a clear shot of the bear- but you get the idea anyhow. The cove is now a free access National Park.

GSM time...

Pearson's Falls…

Pearson's Falls...

Todays destination was Pearson’s Falls Glen, located near Tryon, NC, on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Pearson's Falls... The Glen Trail leading to the falls is a botanical preserve owned and maintained by the Tryon Garden Club since 1931. On the grounds you can find 200 species of native plants- I only photographed three of them: (left): Foamflower (top right); White Violet (bottom right): Toad Trilliam Pearson's Falls...

Pearson's Falls...

Pearson's Falls...
The hike to the falls is a moderate 1/4 mile hike and the trail is neatly maintained.

Pearson's Falls... Pearson’s Falls is a 90 ft fall. We were actually pretty impressed with the falls even though they were fairly small compared to many others we have seen. The water flow was quite heavy and the surrounding area was gorgeous. It was well worth the hike to see such beauty.

Fewer H2O Woes…

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04182009 016 We took a little ride over to Georgia today. It was quite warm, and to be perfectly honest- Wonderful! The one thing that was quite evident by the ride, was the increased water levels of the area lakes. (Right) Lake Keowee, which for the last few years was showing very significant signs of drought, was looking more like normal today.

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Wildcat Branch Falls (which is just down the road from us) was flowing quite well. Usually when we pass by, it’s more of a trickle than actual falls. Just a month ago, we were in an “Extreme” drought, we are now listed as “Moderate” after having received around 10 inches of rain in recent weeks…

Reedy River Falls…

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Reedy River Falls in the heart of downtown Greenville’s historic west end.
I love the fact there is such a beautiful and peaceful park downtown.
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