Sycamore Falls and Cheekwood, December 2014

January 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Sycamore Falls is a great hike close to Sewa­nee. Takes less than an hour to make it to the falls (although there are plenty of smaller, shorter water fea­tures and bridges along the way so stop­ping often should be expected). Cheek­wood is a well-known estate that’s been con­verted into a museum and pub­lic (although you have to buy a ticket/pass to go) grounds. The pho­tos above came from being around the house itself; here is another set from else­where on the grounds. All from a 36 count end of the year roll of Neopan Acros 100.

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

December 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

From a late-December hike along the Fiery Giz­zard trail, taken with Neopan Acros 100 (shot at 200). Devel­oped in Ilfosol 3 1+14.

A some­what stren­u­ous trail, but well worth the effort. I didn’t bring along a tri­pod so this was bal­anced on a con­ve­nient rock. Plenty of those around for using as makeshift sup­ports! The water was so clear, and so cold, it was amaz­ing. Some­times I still expect all water to be the same as that in south Mis­sis­sippi — silty, yel­low and so thick you lose your hand three inches under. This was the total oppo­site and just beautiful.

There are more pho­tos to come off this last roll of the year, but I had to go on and post this one (which may be my favorite from the walk).