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Entries in Linville Gorge (10)

Sunday
Mar222015

The Southern End

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I had been invited on an annual hike that I look forward to every year. The one that showcases the Daffodils along the Linville River. This year I decided to backpack in my aerial photography unit. All this was flown over private property, and under 400' in altitude. 

This is Shortoff Mountain Overlooking the Linville River as it makes its way to Lake James.

 

Mark

Monday
May052014

A Day In The Life of A Gorge Photographer

 

I have been busy experimenting with Time-Lapse Photography as of late. I added a Motion Controller and have been having a blast playing around with this new, to me, medium. 

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

Mark

Sunday
Mar162014

The Daffodils and Shortoff

Shortoff and Daffodils

 

One of the most spectacular views of the Gorge is down by the Linville River on the Southern End of the Gorge right before Spring. What a wonderful and Glorious way to spend a Weekend.

 

Mark

Monday
Nov042013

Shooting the Sphinx

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A few weeks back a rather challenging hike was planned on one of the Facebook Groups I am active on. The plan was to climb down the UNCW down to the Sphinx and back out by the Ampitheater. The hikers though it would be cool to be photographed as they climbe up the Sphinx.

 

I opted for the high ground and after some research on Google Earth, I found a probable vantage point. The other problem was being able to communicate with the hikers. Since I would be on the edge of a cliff and the hikers would be around 1500' away without obstructions I equipped one of them with an FRS radio. It worked great!

 

For my photography setup I took my Canon 5D mk 3 and EF 100-400mm lens. I also took my Olympus OM-D and Lumix 100-300mm (with a crop factor of 2 it gives me a 200-600mm). I found that the Canon 5D mk3 and 100-400mm gave me the best options, but I let a fellow hiker shoot video with the OM-D. It was nice to have a second shooter.

 

 

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The FRS radio allowed me to pose the victorious hikers on a succesful scramble to the top as well as give them a safety net in case they needed it.

 

 

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A safe an succesful hike and scramble  the Gorge Rats show off their Gorge 'Tats'. 

 

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Sure was a fun trip!

Mark

 

Sunday
Sep292013

Linville Falls

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Most people who visit Linville Falls never see the falls from the bottom at the plunge basin. For me, the view is not very impressive at the overlooks. I prefer to get up close with my waterfalls! This image can be purhased HERE

Mark