Yellow Branch Falls – South Carolina

Yellow Branch Falls-Toby GantI had an incredible time exploring Yellow Branch Falls near Mountain Rest, South Carolina over the weekend. Others online have  suggested taking a wide-angle lens to shoot these falls. They are right. I used my 16-35mm on my FX body and wished for a moment that I had the 14-24mm.  The falls were much larger than I had expected that they would be. I had read that they were in excess of 40 feet in height. Most places  include any cascades leading to or beneath the falls in their calculations. To my best estimate, that is not the case here. The face of the falls itself appears to be almost 40′.

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I wish you and your families a very happy new year in 2014.

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Little Amicalola Creek – Georgia

Little Amicalola Creek-Toby GantI spent a little time at Amicalola Falls near Dawsonville, Georgia yesterday. I was able to get some good shots. But, I’m still working on getting a “gallery” shot of the falls alone.

I captured this image using my 50mm f/1.4.  I had to use my headlamp to achieve focus because it was almost completely dark at the time of the capture.

Fog on the Falls

Mud Creek Falls-Toby Gant-2The temperatures dropped below freezing yesterday in Sky Valley, Georgia. The water was a bit warmer resulting in a thick fog rising from the water. (I’m not sure how much warmer the water was. I had to wade to the other side of the creek for a different perspective and it felt cold as ice.) Fog doesn’t always translate well in photographs. I’m still not certain how I feel about the fog in this particular capture.

 

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer.  Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone is having a blessed and wonderful holiday.

 

Morning Exploration

Mud Creek Falls-Toby GantI spent my morning outdoors today. I visited Mud Creek Falls in Georgia. I also was able to visit Cullasaja Falls and Dry Falls near Highlands, North Carolina. It has been a perfect day. There will be more to come on all of these locations.

This image was captured using my 105mm f/2.8, tripod mounted. Thanks as always for stopping by.

Dicks Creek Falls – Georgia

Dicks Creek Falls-Toby GantI explored Dicks Creek Falls near Cleveland, Georgia this morning. I really enjoyed the tranquil surroundings. And let me say, it is an incredibly beautiful location. Nobody else was around. It’s always a great thing for a photographer when you don’t have to compete for prime real estate.  I was able to capture some good images also. I will be sharing more of my images from this great location in coming days. I hope everyone is able to get outdoors and explore their part of the world this weekend.

I captured this image using my 24-70mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. Thanks for stopping by.

A Different View of Moccasin Creek – Georgia

Thought I’d share a different view of Moccasin Creek from my recent adventure.  I found the rock formation in the foreground interesting.  The motion that you can see just above the formation is due to perfect tiny little bubbles created by the short drop from the formation.

I captured this image using my 24-70mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. Thanks for stopping by.

Upper Moccasin Creek Falls – Georgia

Upper Moccasin Creek Falls-Toby Gant

This is one of my favorite images from my recent trip to Moccasin Creek State Park near Clarkesville, Georgia. The adventure of hiking Hemlock Falls Trail was fun all by itself. But, to walk away with some great images makes it that much more memorable.

I captured this image using my 24-70mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I have also added an image to my gallery collection that can be found at: http://tobygant.com/Gallery. Thanks for stopping by.