Tuesday, October 21, 2008

zoom zoom zoom

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Philosopher

Just a leisurely drive...taking in the beautiful fall colors on Roan Mountain...while standing on the passenger seat...hanging out the sun roof. I have Milligan College photography student Michael Kaal to thank for the idea (see his awesome motion blur photos here and here) and Lee Fierbaugh for driving! These were fun shots to take -- with some really interesting results, go to my gallery to see the rest of the photos from that day.

Nikon D80, 18mm f/18 0.6 sec. ISO 200.


  1. Yes indeed, they are 'pretty places' :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Very cool, although, as a mom, I'm not anxious for my sons to learn your technique!!

  3. I completely understand, Barbara! The good news is that we were only going 25 mph (it looks a lot faster doesn't it!) and there was no other traffic on the road. I certainly wouldn't recommend this if the conditions aren't safe.

  4. Hi Mark,
    I just wanted to thank you for your great photos and blog and detailed descriptions of trails. I live right over in NC between Buladean and Red Hill and recently took two of your waterfall hike suggestions, one to Dennis Cove Falls, and the other one to the steep Red Fork Falls on Unaka. The weather and lighting and colors were perfect last week up there, and Unaka is such an amazing area, practically right in my backyard! I took about 400 pictures that day! I'm anxious to find some more of your favorite places, I completely trust your judgment! Hoping to go backpacking this week if the weather cooperates, hope I haven't missed some color in Linville.

  5. Thanks for the thoughtful note, Joy. I appreciate it! It's always nice to know someone is using this blog and getting out to enjoy this beautiful area! If you have any favorite places that I've missed (and there's plenty I have yet to do and see in this region!), please let me know!
    Happy trails,


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