Dogwood Tree in BloomI ventured out into world this morning. I got up early and visited Amicalola Falls State Park. I was able to watch the sunrise in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect morning. Springtime has brought back the foliage and many different flowers. Dogwood trees are among my favorites. I captured this image using my trusty 105mm Micro VR tripod mounted. You can find more images of my morning adventure on my website at http://www.tobygant.com/amicalola. I hope everyone else makes an opportunity to get out and enjoy this wonderful weather.

Lower Desoto Falls – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

We ventured back out into the Blue Ridge Mountains this weekend. We stopped at the Desoto Falls Recreation Area in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest near Cleveland, GA. It is a relatively short hike to the lower falls. (Only 0.25 mile.) The falls are very nice and well worth the short hike. I captured this image with my 16-35mm f/4. I am already looking forward to this weekend. I already have some ideas where I would like to go. I just know that it can’t get here soon enough. As always you can see this image and more on my website at http://www.tobygant.com/chattahoochee.

Wolf Creek Falls

Wolf CreekIt was another crazy week at work. I called my boss Thursday night and let him know I needed a personal day on Friday. I got up before the sun and my supportive wife packed a snack to help me prepare for my well deserved adventure. I went back to Vogel State Park to visit Wolf Creek Falls. They are actually known by several names: Wolf Creek Falls, Trahlyta Lake Falls, and Trahlyta Falls. By whatever name you chose to call them, they are well worth a visit if you find yourself near Blairsville, Georgia. The falls are short hike from the main park along the side of Trahlyta Lake. I arrived as the park opened and shot until late morning and was not interrupted by a single person. The isolation was just what I needed. There was no phone, no chaos, no corporate stuff. It was just me and my camera in a beautiful and tranquil place. I have to find a way to go more often. This image was captured with my  105mm VR micro lens. I know macro or micro lenses are designed for close-up photography. But, at the 105 mm focal length, I challenge you to find a sharper lens. You can find more images of Wolf Creek Falls at my website: http://www.tobygant.com/vogel.