Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ocoee and Hiwassee





This last weekend, we went on two hikes that totaled about ten miles. Both hikes were flat walks along beautiful rivers, so the distance wasn't bad. Here are some of my favorite pictures. The first picture is the best result of experimentation with a new toy: a CPL filter. The golden rod and the lizard were interesting sights along the way. The last shot is of the Ocoee River. Its hard to see, but the water flow has been sculpted with cement and man-made boulders. The 1996 Atlanta Olympic whitewater events were held here. Apparently the natural river was not challenging enough!

4 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Wow, wonderful photos.

Salty Dawg said...

The top photo has a painting like feel to it, is this the effect of the CPL filter? I really your little critter, he looks like something right out of the jungle. Nice pics.

AphotoAday said...

Nice work... I especially like the first photo of the foilage and water... Really has a nice feeling to it...

MuleMan said...

I really like the first image... the greens and the blue are very nice.