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.

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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

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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.

Moccasin Creek – Georgia

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I went for a short hike this morning on Hemlock Trail in the Moccasin Creek State Park near Clarkesville, Georgia. It was great to be outdoors. I had the trail all to myself. I was able to walk away with a few good images also. (We’ll just call it a “trifecta”.)

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

Raper Creek Falls Autumn

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I visited Raper Creek Falls this morning. It is such a tranquil place. Not only are you isolated by geography but the sound of the falls drowns out all other noise. It’s always a pleasant and peaceful experience.

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I hope everyone finds an opportunity to get out and explore over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

More Autumn Colors – Same Minnehaha Waterfall

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I captured this image of Minnehaha Falls on my recent trip into the mountains. Minnehaha Falls has to be near the top of the list of most photogenic waterfalls in Georgia. It would be difficult to get a bad shot.

I captured this image using my stellar 16-35mm f/4. The camera was tripod mounted and I used a circular polarizer. Thanks as always for stopping by. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s captures from the weekend. I hope you all get an opportunity to get outdoors.

Crow Creek Autumn

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I captured this image of Crow Creek Falls last week. There were far more gold and red leaves than my visit in early October.

I captured this image using my 24-70mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I hope everyone has an opportunity to get outside this weekend. I’ll be looking forward to looking at your captures. Thanks for stopping by.

Minnehaha in Autumn

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The colors of autumn have been in full effect across northern Georgia this week. I set out on an adventure to capture some images at some of my favorite locations. I look forward to sharing some of my favorites in the next few weeks.

This image was captured using my 24-75mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer (CPL). Thanks as always for stopping by.

Whitewater Falls – North Carolina

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On our recent trip to North Carolina we attempted to visit Whitewater Falls near Cashiers, NC. The park was closed due to the government. But, we found an overlook a few yards away from the barricaded entrance. The midday light would not allow for a gallery image. But, it is a beautiful fall all the same.

I captured this image using my 70-200mm f/2.8, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. Thanks for stopping by.

Silver Run Falls – North Carolina

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I was able to explore Silver Run Falls near Cashiers, North Carolina over the weekend. We had perfect weather. I hope to return to the area when it has full-blown fall colors.

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

Upper Falls on Crow Creek

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I escaped the confines of the indoors this morning and visited Crow Creek Falls near Lakemont, Georgia. The area near the falls is already showing signs of the autumn season with golden leaves dotting the landscape.

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. I hope everyone else found an opportunity get outdoors this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Added Adventure

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So, if just going to a park and hiking to a waterfall is just not enough for you. You should visit Dry Falls near Highlands, North Carolina. If you visit these falls you can actually follow the path behind the falls. However, I would not go into it thinking you will stay dry. There is plenty of mist behind the falls to ensure that you will be at best a little damp.

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. As always, thanks for stopping by.

Smith Creek – Georgia

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I captured this image of Smith Creek on my recent trip to visit Anna Ruby Falls near Helen, Georgia. I’m looking forward to the leaves on the trees changing soon. I love the rich green colors. But, the fall colors will be a nice change.

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

Adventure at Raven Cliff Falls – Georgia

Raven Cliff Falls-Toby Gant-2013I had the pleasure of hiking to Raven Cliff Falls near Blairsville, Georgia. The forest is incredible. The trail follows beautiful Dodd Creek. I was surprised to find as many hikers and campers as I did. I’m guessing it is not a well kept secret. And with everything the trail has to offer I can see why.

I captured this image using my 16-35mm f/4, tripod mounted and using a circular polarizer. Thanks as always for stopping by.

Stonewall Creek Falls – Georgia

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I had an incredible time shooting at Stonewall Creek Falls near Tiger, Georgia this morning. It is a very peaceful place. A gentleman was fly fishing about a quarter-mile downstream. Other than him, I had the area to myself.

 

I captured this image using my 24-70mm f/2.8. (It is now my go to lens.) I was tripod mounted and used a circular polarizer. As always, thanks for stopping by.

 

Bean Creek Falls – Georgia

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The falls on Bean Creek (Near Helen, Georgia) are easily accessible via Bean Creek Road in Sautee Nacoochee, GA. The road runs behind the falls in this image. If you are looking for an adventure and don’t care to go on a long hike this could be the spot for you. Unfortunately, the area is heavily littered. When I return to these beautiful falls, I will be taking some trash bags along with me.

This image was captured with my 24-70mm f/2.8, tripod mounted using a circular polarizer. Thanks for stopping by. You can find my gallery images on my site at http://tobygant.com/Gallery.

Bean Creek – Georgia

Bean Creek-Toby Gant-I went on a short adventure today to explore Bean Creek near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. I explored the creek near the Bean Creek Falls. It isn’t terribly far off the beaten path. Helen, Georgia and Unicoi State Park are just a few minutes away. It was an incredibly beautiful place. If you find yourself in the area, it is worth the few minutes it will take to detour to the falls.

I captured this image with my 24-70mm f/2.8. The camera was tripod mounted and I used a circular polarizer. I will be posting an image of the falls in the coming days. As always thanks for stopping by.