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Monday
Nov112013

Flight of the Corsair

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I went to the Warbirds Over Monroe air show this weekend. This is the first air show I have attended with serious photography gear. The last time was probably in the mid 1980's.

 

The high cirrus clouds made for an interesting sky, but later on as an upper level low came through, it made shooting challenging as the light was not as intense. That was when I made this  shoot of a Chance Vought F4U Corsair, probably my favorite shots of the whole weekend. I saw how the light was playing on the wings and I loved the contrast and angle.

 

Mark

 

 

Sunday
Dec302012

Return of the Photographer...

Howdy Folks,

It has been a long time since I have posted here, but I have been very busy. I have been doing my photography without fail, just have not posted much on here.

 

You can usually see what I have uploaded to Flickr on the side bar as it cycles through some of my latest photographs.

 

 

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For the past 2 months, I have been photographing the Moon just about every evening it has been clear. Last Thursday I went out to shoot the Moon instead of my typical 640mm shot, I saw this spectacular halo around the moon. I quickly traded in my Canon EF 100-400mm for the Sigma 10-20mm and took a few shots.

 

Seeing it was magical!

 

Mark

Tuesday
Oct232012

Return to Shortoff and Celestial Point

It has been almost 5 months since I have been in Linville Gorge. With the cooler temps in the hills, I figured it would be a great time for a hike.

 

 

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I invited along Tony and Cliff. It was my first time hiking with Tony and Cliff was a veteran of several hikes with me.

 

 

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The Fall colors were approaching peak, and this Maple was spectacular.

 

 

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The pond that is on top of Shortoff had some great colors and I always enjoy seeing it.

 

 

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The watertree or springtree is located a few hundred feet from the pond and provides a source of water for thristy hikers. It gives you the option to go light on carrying water up the hill and then fill your containers when on top. Of course it should be purified before drinking.

 

 

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As with every outing we go on, the cameras get pulled out and photographs are made. Here Cliff looks at Table Rock.

 

 

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Tony is shooting some video over the cliffs with a homebrew setup.

 

 

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Table Rock as seen from the cliffs of Shortoff across Chimney Gap.

 

 

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The photographer's favorite snag to shoot on Shortoff. One day it will be gone, but I will enjoy it while it lasts.

 

 

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Time for a group shot and then down Shortoff and back to Wolfpit to driver around to the North side of the Gorge to meet Danny to shoot Celestial Point.

 

 

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Living on the Edge!

 

 

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On the way back I really loved this scene of Lake James and the Fall color... WOW!

 

 

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After a quick hike Cliff and I met Danny on Celestial Point. We enjoyed watching the light change as the Sun went down.

 

 

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One of the best views in the Linville Gorge!

 

 

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I had Cliff take a photo of me, he does a great job! Thanks Cliff!