A walk in the Fall

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

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  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,497 Major grins

    Whoa.... Great snap....

    Good work Tom...

    Rags
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2020

    Thanks, Rags. The background off to the left is Bass Lake.....apply named. This trail is about 1 mile in length and circles the entire lake. It's all part of the massive Moses Cone Estate located near Blowing Rock, NC. The property is now owned and operated by the State.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,497 Major grins

    I miss that color in California; we don't have it...

    You caught the right time of day with the morning fog...

    Rags
  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins

    Beautiful scene. We had a chance to visit the estate briefly several years ago around Thanksgiving. Beautiful but it was very cold that day. The view is fantastic. Thanks for posting.

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins
    edited May 23, 2020

    @OrvSal said:
    Beautiful scene. We had a chance to visit the estate briefly several years ago around Thanksgiving. Beautiful but it was very cold that day. The view is fantastic. Thanks for posting.

    Good to hear from you, Orv. Thanks for looking in.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 563 Major grins

    Nice, brilliant colors! It looks as if there was so fog coming off the lake (?). This is my favorite season of the year.

    Wonderfully done!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    Thanks, my friend. Actually, some low-flying clouds had muscled their way into that area. When I saw how it was developing, I hustled back on the trail to this spot....knowing that the clouds could produce an interesting effect.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,937 Major grins

    Woooooow. period.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Woooooow. period.

    Many thanks, buddy.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,729 Major grins

    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

    Thanks, Don. All the trees grow toward the water. Look at the trees.....most of their limb structure is on the water side of the tree. Over time, the tree trunks as well will lean that way. When shooting in the mountains, you learn quickly to trust the level bubble on your tripod ball head.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,729 Major grins

    I'm sure you're right. I tend to view straight as more subjective than objective but that's just me.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    I'm sure you're right. I tend to view straight as more subjective than objective but that's just me.

    Well, Don, I have the same tendencies in this case as you do. Shooting the old barns that I do, I used to get frustrated trying to settle on a " level " image....when, in fact, there's nothing level in 95% of those cases. So I got in the habit of making sure the camera is level and then let the chips fall where they may.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,937 Major grins
    edited May 25, 2020

    @Cornflake said:
    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

    I agree, it is not the trees so much, but the horizontal line at the end of the trail.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    @Juano said:

    @Cornflake said:
    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

    I agree, it is not the trees so much, but the horizontal line at the end of the trail.

    Moses Cone had an unusual hobby.....he loved to build roads. As he developed his massive estate, he ran roads all over the place. The line you refer to at the end of the trail ( actually a carriage road in days gone by ) is not horizontal, by design. All the trails, wherever they are , have a slight slope to them to preclude any accumulation of water on them. Those trails by the lake have a slight slope toward the lake.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,938 Major grins

    Wow is the only word!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins
    edited May 26, 2020

    @Stumblebum said:
    Wow is the only word!

    Many thanks, Taz. I value your input very much.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,937 Major grins

    @black mamba said:

    @Juano said:

    @Cornflake said:
    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

    I agree, it is not the trees so much, but the horizontal line at the end of the trail.

    Moses Cone had an unusual hobby.....he loved to build roads. As he developed his massive estate, he ran roads all over the place. The line you refer to at the end of the trail ( actually a carriage road in days gone by ) is not horizontal, by design. All the trails, wherever they are , have a slight slope to them to preclude any accumulation of water on them. Those trails by the lake have a slight slope toward the lake.

    That makes sense, thanks Tom.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,986 Major grins

    @Juano said:

    @black mamba said:

    @Juano said:

    @Cornflake said:
    It's beautiful. The verticals seem tilted to me, though.

    I agree, it is not the trees so much, but the horizontal line at the end of the trail.

    Moses Cone had an unusual hobby.....he loved to build roads. As he developed his massive estate, he ran roads all over the place. The line you refer to at the end of the trail ( actually a carriage road in days gone by ) is not horizontal, by design. All the trails, wherever they are , have a slight slope to them to preclude any accumulation of water on them. Those trails by the lake have a slight slope toward the lake.

    That makes sense, thanks Tom.

    You bet, buddy. Hope you get out soon.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
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