I 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.
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.
It 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.