So school starts again in two weeks and I figured I’d get my North Georgia mountain fix before hitting the books. Left this morning around 10:30 AM and visited three great waterfalls along with their cascades. They were Panther Falls, Minnehaha Falls and Dukes Creek Falls. Tomorrow I will continue my hiking/photography adventure and attempt to slay my White Buffalo. This being High Shoals Creek Falls. For some reason every time I have tried to shoot this series of waterfalls something has gone wrong or has gotten in the way! Not this time. This time I’m packing two cameras, several batteries and cards, and strapping a large machete to my camera bag. This guy will conquer. Here are some images from today’s hikes.
So school has finally let out and I have tons of photos that I have not edited from photowalks in the French Quarter to the many parades we attended during Mardi Gras season. I have a whole summer to shoot and update the blog with lots of new entries. I have lots of plans to walk the local swamps, visit the aging cemeteries and continue in my New Orleans (French Quarter) door Project. Here are just a few I edited over the weekend. Many more to come and thanks for visiting!
As promised, I returned to the French Quarter to continue my Louisiana Project. Though I didn’t fill a card and probably spent too much time sipping on some dranks, it felt really, really great to walk the streets of New Orleans and take in the beauty and life around me. With the images I captured, I decided to use some actions that I came across to add a vintage look. And I kind of like them! Check em out!
So the New Year is here and as I have done in years past I have posted a new blog entry full of my favorite shots from 2012. Most are from our local adventures; bar-hops, swamp hikes, French Quarter treks, etc. What a great year it was! Going thru my images I realize that I have not shot as much as I should’ve this past year and have made a resolution to right this wrong. I swear to the new year that the camera will come out more often and that the miles upon my Honda will increase. I promise not to slip into photo apathy. 2013 will be a year full of colors, black and whites and textures. Word!
So Dec 26th, the Madisonville Tyrl family is headed east to visit the Greater Atlanta area. Glorious ethnic neighborhoods, beautiful Piedmont Park, IKEA, Lake Lanier, Mall of GA, etc, etc…. We will spend a whole week eating and taking in the sights, cameras at the ready. And what’s going to make this trip to Georgia so much better than the previous ones is the fact that we are picking up our GREAT DANE PUPPY! Yes, a new addition to the family. He will be 7 1/2 weeks old, black with white toes and a hint of white on his chest and his name will be Atlas. We are so freaking excited to get that little horse…soon to be giant horse. Here are some shots taken by the breeder…
Though we are determined to rest more during this trip than previous visits to ATL, we WILL be shooting locally and uploading the photos to my blog. Also expect many updates involving the growth of our Atlas! To everyone, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Peace!
Late this month we are taking our vacation to North Georgia to visit family. As always, we’ve been game planning, trying to decide which hikes we will conquer. On the last visit, Steph and I hiked the Raven Cliffs Falls trail filling up a couple of memory cards and earning a few scrapes. This trip I’ve considered revisiting Highlands, North Carolina to re-walk the Glen Falls trail and then hit the Bartram Trail for some scenic overlooks. It’s such a beautiful area with fantastic waterfalls to shoot. I still have few weeks to make final decisions….not that they matter. It always seems like we change plans the second we leave the driveway! Whatever happens……..