Tag Archives: WNC

Western North Carolina

Got my fall color fix on our Virginia road trip

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I’ve been wanting to see Mabry Mill in Virginia for about a year when I first heard about it. It is hard for me to leave my cats overnight and I considered just waiting (hopefully many many years until we were petless) and going with an overnight or two stays to see more in the area. Although it was a long day in the car (over 11 hours) I’m still glad we stole away a day because you never know what tomorrow may bring. I think before we go again I’ll get a newer BRP bookContinue reading

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Another Marathon Mike CCoH field trip and learning photo software

I rode with new people from the camera club this time and the discussion came up about learning Photoshop and/or Lightroom. I mentioned that I typically get some idea in my head about something I want to do and google it. In doing that I found these DVDs by video2brain called simply, Learn by Video and love that I can play them on one screen and follow along on another. If I don’t get it, I can replay it until I do. I can skip ahead and search for something or go in order. They offer training videos on photo-related software and more. The best Lightroom tip came friendy firend Paula about export being like the save as command.

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Photography Workshops

I had the opportunity to tour MountainLens during a studio tour last weekend.  I met Jeff Miller and April Johnson at the local Camera Club of Hendersonville.

April does a beautiful job of photographing pets. Take a look at Asheville Pet Photography. She spoke at the Land of Waterfalls in Brevard. I thought it was great that in her presentation, not only did she share her work, she shared the process. Dog slobber and all 🙂

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2 days. 3 waterfalls.

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We had this sandy shore waterfall all to ourselves. It’s an off the beaten path waterfall in Dupont, that at times we couldn’t see the trail. My type A personality is kicking in though because I don’t know the name for sure. It may be Upper Wintergreen or Upper Grassy Falls. No trash, no crowds so I’m going to stay on the bandwagon that doesn’t give trail details, but I’m sure if you really need to find it you can find directions just like we did. We went after a fairly heavy rain and were going over some trees in the path (I use that word lightly) that looked to be a perfect snake haven.

Note the little waterfall in the pic below- hubby saw after going over the rocks he’s standing on. Took a picture with his ancient flip phone to show me to see if I wanted to get back there to see. What my mind saw, and what was on his phone, were to completely different sizes. I decided to ask from then on if the rocks I was climbing over were larger or smaller than the waterfall. There is another waterfall hidden somewhere that we haven’t found yet- but we will someday. Continue reading