Sycamore Falls and Cheekwood, December 2014

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

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).

High Falls, Wallpaper

It’s time for this week’s Wall­pa­per post!

Last Sun­day, we went for a walk to High Falls in Dupont State For­est and great­ly enjoyed the warm weath­er and mas­sive vol­ume of water from the pre­vi­ous rains. An awe­some day, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the week of weath­er we’ve had since here in WNC.

Here is one of the pho­tos that was post­ed ear­li­er but cropped dif­fer­ent­ly to (a) show more of the water­fall how it appeared that day and (b) fit com­put­er wall­pa­per sizes more accurately.

High Falls, January 2013

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High Falls, Covered Bridge

High Falls and Cov­ered Bridge, Dupont State For­est NC