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Suter Falls with icicles

2002-03-06 08:59:40+00 by topspin 8 comments

Savage Gulf and other TN State Parks are technically closed on Monday and Tuesday because of budget cuts. I forgot and drove up to Gruetli-Laager to hike a bit.

There was a sign reminding me about the State Parks being closed, but also a specific sign saying the Collins West trail section was icy, dangerous, and closed.

So, I went in anyway, but only down to Suter Falls [ large view ] where the falling icicles and treacherous trail persuaded me not to risk life, limb, and a citation from a ranger.

[ related topics: Nature and environment Chattanooga ]

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#Comment made: 2002-03-06 17:15:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

Stop it! You're making me home-sick.

Since one of my projects today is buying some filters, might I suggest a cheap polarizer (do some test shots in the camera store, you might not even need a circular polarizer for the S100) and/or a graduated ND filter that you can hold in front of the S100 to try to get a bit of detail in the sky?

(Yeah, I know, lugging that stuff starts to mean that the S100 is no longer the easily portable device it once was, which is why I haven't been carrying those toys for mine).

#Comment made: 2002-03-06 21:21:20+00 by: Larry Burton

Aight, Dan, let's see if this one, taken on Amnicola Highway, makes you any more homesick.

Emergency Animal Clinic and BBQ

#Comment made: 2002-03-06 22:13:26+00 by: Dan Lyke

Giggle. I can tell ya fer damned sure there isn't an S&M lumber out here. Or if there is, it doesn't sell hardware errr... power tools ummm... lumber.

#Comment made: 2002-03-07 05:47:10+00 by: topspin [edit history]

Gotta agree about the filters and I probably have a polarizer around here. There's lots of room in the tiny case I'm using for the S110, so carrying some equipment isn't a big issue.

If I wanted to make you homesick, I'd link to something like this or this or, if I was feeling really vicious, this guy running Bald River Falls.

#Comment made: 2002-03-07 17:27:02+00 by: Dan Lyke

You bastard! Although, dang it, I didn't bring my laptop today, so I can't put up my photo of the "Sweet Cheeses" delivery van, one of the reasons I prefer this area.

#Comment made: 2002-03-07 19:33:12+00 by: alecmarlow

Dan? home sick? don't u know dan doesn't express imotions he hides them and at the apropite time uses them to shot me with a paint ball gun... and topspin do these make U feel home sick (.)(.) yes they are tits

#Comment made: 2002-03-08 21:01:17+00 by: TC

An Animal Clinic BBQ? do they get recycling credits?

#Comment made: 2002-03-12 22:50:05+00 by: topspin


Via Bifurcated Rivets, there some digital filters to simulate standard studio filters.

'Course it's a Win32 thang, but it does seem to clean up some of the "heat" in some of my shots. There's no "digital polarizer" but LOTS of neat filters.