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Offline crashdive123

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A Few Days In The Mountains
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:29:44 PM »
Made our annual sojourn to the mountains.  It was wonderful.


















Offline Yellowyak

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 06:36:26 PM »
Wow, gorgeous shots. I hope the leaves are still turning when we visit in a few weeks.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 07:15:09 PM »
They were just starting while we were there (a lot of rain earlier).  Not sure about where you were going, but it was blowing about 40 during our last night there.  We left before first light, but I'll bet a lot of the leaves were down.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 09:29:20 PM »
AWESOME pics! Were you up here in Tennessee again?
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 09:31:35 PM »
Nice shots, Crash.  Would you be willing to share your exposure data on the two waterfalls?
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »
Awesome pictures!  Gorgeous!

Did you dayhike?  Or did you throw in some camping, too?

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 04:35:22 AM »
AWESOME pics! Were you up here in Tennessee again?

Northwest North Carolina.  The waterfall was in Virginia.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 04:37:26 AM »
Nice shots, Crash.  Would you be willing to share your exposure data on the two waterfalls?

I tried several exposure settings - they all came out pretty good.  Exposures ranged from 2 seconds to 8 seconds.  Used a ND filter with all of them.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 04:38:09 AM »
Awesome pictures!  Gorgeous!

Did you dayhike?  Or did you throw in some camping, too?

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Day hikes.  We rented a cabin with a view.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 08:55:19 AM »
I was up in VA, TN, WVA, NC last month.   Can?t get enough

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 12:07:22 PM »
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 12:30:31 PM »
Great pics, as usual!   :thumbsup:

Was in Cashiers, NC (elev. 3500 ft) a couple weeks ago.  The only leaves that had turned were dogwoods and a few maples were just starting.
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 04:42:56 PM »
Yeah, most people there said it was a disappointing leaf season due to all of the rain.  I thought it was wonderful.

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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2018, 04:58:03 AM »
Very nice pics, soon my trips start as well again in these beautiful colors of nature.
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 04:49:28 AM »
The pics really are beautiful and the area so green. Thanks
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2018, 08:13:24 AM »
What a beautiful set of photos.  Those blue ridges are just terrific.  That tree draping its roots over the rocks is really neat. 

I am reading "Our Southern Highlanders" by Kephart at the moment.  The photos remind me of the country he describes in the book.  It is the area that he was in.
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 11:37:10 AM »
I just finished reading OSH about a month ago....figured it was required reading for anybody in possession of a Colclesser Brothers knife clone. ;D
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2018, 01:29:48 PM »
While it has, so far, made no mention of the knife one thing stands out for me.  The language of the Highlanders is unique, colorful, and, at times, hilarious.  I have also gained a better understanding of the Whiskey Rebellion, excise taxes,  and the type of people the mountain people were (and maybe in some locales still are). 
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Re: A Few Days In The Mountains
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 01:48:07 PM »
Those photos capture the beauty of the Southern Highlands about as well as any photos I've seen.
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