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Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« on: October 13, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »
Hi Everyone,

We'd like to take a little trip (1wk max) from the Eastern Shore (Ocean City,MD) to Gatlinburg, TN.
Are there any must see places along the way or nearby? I use AAA's trip planner but it's a pain in the..
The skyline drive is on the list, but I was wondering if you have any advice on other natural wonders, water falls, lakes, etc.. close by.
Sorry, forgot to mention, leaving next week.
Thank you in advance.

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« on: October 13, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »

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Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 10:55:51 PM »
Grayson highlands in s.w. virginia had very nice foliae when I went. Plus wild horses. If you want the best foliage, plan a week earlier and head north next year. NH and VT are pretty amazing with all the maples
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Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 11:14:42 PM »
Thank you Ryan, I'll check it out.
We wanted to see the Natural Bridge in KY so we figured we go south this time, but next year it's North..
(all that depending on dec 21 st of course :)) )

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 04:25:53 PM »
I guess not many people are traveling...  :(

...or maybe I should have used a different subject line.. such as Imusthave34stopsDRorSwitchingToSONikon or DXOflowsFromTheFaucet :))

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »
Haha, true! I was glad I had one tidbit of advice! The nikon d800 with its 460 megapickles and magical over-the-possible-limit of DR from Dxo, is all I would bring. And the kit lens is nice enough, because the more megapickles makes it superior to canon L glass, which is just over priced. If you dont have a D800 or maybe the d3100 you should just stay home, your trip will be meaningless otherwise. the Ipone has a great screen protector. My 1DX has glitches. I've only ever used my 5dIII for video, and I need to take a pic, how do I do it!?

Haha ok enough cliche' I hope more people help you out!
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 08:09:21 PM »
Actually, I had fun in some of the caverns in that area too!
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 12:02:01 AM »
Thanks Ryan, I guess I'll be doomed with my 5D2 and 60D... Oh well, next time I'll know better :)

The Grand Caverns Park is on the list now. I read pretty good reviews about it.
My only concern is that they advise against tripods... :(


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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 12:02:01 AM »

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Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2012, 12:25:40 AM »
Thank you Ryan, I'll check it out.
We wanted to see the Natural Bridge in KY so we figured we go south this time, but next year it's North..

For Vermont the NEK (Northeast Kingdom) and Stowe area can have some really strong colors, need to hit them first week of October.

Higher parts of the Smoky Mtns or Blue Ridge can turns fairly early too, vastly earlier than most of the rest of the South.

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(all that depending on dec 21 st of course :)) )

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 12:46:55 AM »
Mabry Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Southern Virginia, although it may be a little late now for colors.

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2012, 01:11:36 AM »
Thank you I'll check out VT next year...
..and I like the Mill idea (and the photo too), we wanted to shoot some portraits on the way. It could be a nice background...

True the timing is really tricky...  I saw photos shot from the skyline drive a couple days ago and the colors were already peaking while KY still has a lot of green...

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Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 10:58:05 PM »
NEK of VT (somewhat colorful  ;D):

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Re: Fall Foliage Trip - Your advice please.
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 03:42:49 PM »
Some of the photos from the trip.
KY and TN are still one of my favs. The skyline drive  and the natural bridge park are still gorgeous :)
(a lot more here: http://atlanticpicture.com/p276869308)








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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 11:51:42 PM »
..and a few jellies from Gatlinburg
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 08:26:15 AM »
I hope you had fun on your trip! The shots you posted look good so far!
I have some very similar jelly shots as your first two, from the boston aquarium.
I REALLY like your third shot of the jelly!
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 10:38:00 AM »
There were some nice fall colors in Wisconsin this year.  I wish my landscape photos turned out better, I never know where to focus.







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