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Glad to be back home after a one night camping trip turned into three due to fallen trees from the snow storm blocking the road out! I hope everyone got to safely enjoy the snow this weekend without as much trouble as we had. At least I made some new friends and took a few pictures while stranded. I’ll share the photos and more of the saga in a few days! . . . . . 60mm, 1/60 at f/8, ISO 100, SonyA7Riii #godscreation #trees #perfectpair #twobecomeone #winter #snow #snowcoveredtrees #whiteout #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #insta_carolina #exploregreenvillesc #yeahTHATgreenville #GreenvilleSC #gvltoday #greenville360 #greenvillephotographer

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It’s going to be a great weekend! Will you be out in the snow? I didn’t think I would get a chance to camp in the snow so soon after I spent this cold night out watching the stars as a test run. I setup my camera to start recording the star movement and moonrise shortly after sunset and then climbed in my tent warm up. It was tough leaving my warm sleeping bag later but I got up and took a few shots of me trying to look comfortable with my lantern overlooking Canton, NC. With those shots done I did another composition with my tent (teaser for a future post), slept a bit and hiked out after sunrise. Finally from the warmth of my home I combined the 100+ images of the stars with some shots of myself to create this image! A long process but I enjoy every part of it! . . . . . 24mm, 15sec at f/1.4, ISO 400-800 stack of images for stars 24mm, 15 sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600 image of myself and a few -exposure brackets for the lantern, Sony A7Rii #Godscreation #startrails #astrophotographer #nightscape #campingviews #nightviews #lantern #visitnc #explorecarolina #ourstatemag #romanticasheville #ncoutdoorculture #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #wncmag #OnlyInNorthCarolina #AdventureAppalachia #discover_carolinas #scenicnc #wnc #night_photography_pros #longexposure_shots #night_shooterz #natgeospace #nightscaper #igworldclub_astrophotography #longexpoelite #longexposure_official #amazing_longexpo

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“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38 . . . . . #Godscreation #livingwaters #waterfall #nature_waterfalls #waterfall_wednesday #bestwaterfalls #visitwaterfalls #waterfallsfordays #visitnc #explorecarolina #ourstatemag #romanticasheville #ncoutdoorculture #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #wncmag #OnlyInNorthCarolina #AdventureAppalachia #discover_carolinas #scenicnc #wnc

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Morning sunrise light on my campsite at the top of Sam’s Knob. One goal I have this winter is to spend a night out camping and photographing in the snow. Therefore this was a bit of a test of my gear as it dropped below freezing overnight. My water and boots froze inside my tent but fortunately I stayed warm thanks to my pad, sleeping bag, a liner, and a hot water bottle. Now I just need to time it right with some snow! . . . . . DJI Mavic Pro 2 #Godscreation #summitcamp #dronephotography #samsknob #visitnc #explorecarolina #ourstatemag #romanticasheville #ncoutdoorculture #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #wncmag #OnlyInNorthCarolina #AdventureAppalachia #discover_carolinas #scenicnc #wnc #tent_collective #tent_lifestyle

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Congaree National Park is interesting to visit with the old growth forest but when it floods it is amazing. I brought my canoe down to the Cedar Creek landing while the water level was at 11 feet! It was fun taking a canoe down the hiking trails as we scouted out a location for the hammock. @sunshine.saraa was brave enough to model for me climbing in and out of the hammock from a canoe isn’t easy but we did it without getting wet! . . . . . #Godscreation #flood #hammock #highanddry #hammockeveryday #hammockliving @hammock_town #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #insta_carolina #greenvillephotographer #adventurephotographer #environmentalportraits #travelphotographer @congareenps #findyourpark #optoutside

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In search of some new compositions I’ve been heading off trail to find some new photographs. After bushwhacking down this gorge, climbing over, crawling under, and detouring around trees, rocks, and brush...I finally made it to the river...where my next challenge was the high flow. There was no shore and few rocks I could reach to setup my camera. Fortunately I brought my drone to fly just few yards away from me to get to the compositions I wanted but just couldn’t hike to. . . . . . DJI Mavic Pro 2 #Godscreation #dronephotography #bushwhack #fall #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #insta_carolina #yeahTHATgreenville #gvltoday #greenville360 #greenvillephotographer #waterfall #nature_waterfalls #waterfall_wednesday #bestwaterfalls #waterfallsfordays

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Hiding under a rock, that was where I was moments before taking this photo. The closer I got to Catawba Falls the harder the rain fell eventually forcing me to seek shelter under a rock in the middle of the cascades. I scared a few hikers who didn’t notice me until they were right across from me! Eventually the rain let up enough for me to setup my tripod across two rocks straddling the river and I very carefully took this shot! . . . . . 20mm, 1/2 sec at f/16, ISO 100, Sony A7Rii #Godscreation #afterthestorm #fall #fallwaterfall #waterfall #naturephotographer #travelphotographer #nature_waterfalls #waterfall_wednesday #bestwaterfalls #visitwaterfalls #waterfallsfordays #visitnc #explorecarolina #ourstatemag #romanticasheville #ncoutdoorculture #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #wncmag #OnlyInNorthCarolina #AdventureAppalachia #discover_carolinas #scenicnc #wnc #sonyimages

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Get closer! Good photography advice to improve your photos by getting closer to your subject. With my drone I’m often tempted to fly as high and far away as I can to get a wide view. Here I nervously flew as close to the trees and cliff alongside the raging Whitewater River as I dared to include the pine tree as my foreground. Thankfully the DJI Mavic Pro 2 is very steady holding its position and the obstacle avoidance sensors let me know when I was getting dangerously close. . . . . . 28mm, 1/5 at f/11, ISO 100, DJI Mavic Pro 2, Panorama #Godscreation #getcloser #droneofficial #droneoftheday #dronephotography #fall #waterfall #nature_waterfalls #waterfall_wednesday #bestwaterfalls #waterfallsfordays #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #southcarolinawater #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #upstateexposuremag #DJI #seizethemoment

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All packed up ready to find some fall photos but after just a few steps from the parking lot I was pulling it all out again to take this photo... Good thing I love my Shimoda 60L camera backpack as it makes it easy to get a photo quickly. Previously I always used regular hiking backpacks with inserts in them for my camera. However digging my camera out was such a pain that I sometimes didn’t bother and missed shots. The Shimoda easily holds two cameras and my drone that I can quickly access from the back and still have room in other compartments for food, clothes, a water bladder, and hanging my tent/pad from the many straps. It’s held up well from many trips up mountains, along rocky coasts, on sandy beaches, and several overnight camping trips. . . . . . 31mm, 1/25 at f/8, ISO 400, Sony A7Rii #Godscreation @shimodadesign #camerabag #outdoorphotographer #hiking #fall #hikingculture #hiketheglobe #hiking_collective #HikingWorldWide #visitnc #explorecarolina #ourstatemag #romanticasheville #ncoutdoor_inc #visitasheville #ashevilletrails #wncmag @naturalunited #OnlyInNorthCarolina #AdventureAppalachia #discover_carolinas #onlyinnorthcarolina #scenicnc

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I made the hike out to Station Cove Falls in the rain this week, unfortunately I didn’t find anything I liked at the waterfall but the trail out there was sure beautiful. . . . . . 50mm, 1/60 at f/2, ISO 100, SonyA7Riii, tilt #Godscreation #fallhike #hike #hikingculture #hiketheglobe #bokeh #hiking_collective #HikingWorldWide #fall #forest #hikingtrail #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #upstateexposuremag #exploregreenvillesc #yeahthatgreenville #igersgreenville #gvltoday #visitgreenvillesc #upcountrysc #greenville360

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I hiked and biked and drove for many miles looking for this tree! One goal I had this fall was to find and isolate a single branch of fall color in image as I was inspired by @larsvandegoor and @michaelmelford. However it was tough as there is often so much undergrowth and busy backgrounds. Fortunately one day there were low clouds hanging around Caesers Head and I knew that would help to isolate the branch...if I could find a tree! After miles of mountain biking and hiking I bushwhacked off trail and finally found this tree with two simple branches with bright yellow leaves. I used the tilt adapter to limit the focus to the top branch to further simplify the image. I used some photoshop filters to create the second more abstract image. Let me know what you think! . . . . . 50mm, 1/80 at f/2, ISO 100, SonyA7Riii, tilt #Godscreation #youarethebranch #fineart #fall #branch #forest #mistyforest #abstract #discoverSC #explorecarolina #onlyinsouthcarolina @scstateparks #southcarolinawater #UpstateSC #discover_carolinas #upstateexposuremag #exploregreenvillesc #yeahthatgreenville #igersgreenville #gvltoday #visitgreenvillesc #upcountrysc #greenville360

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Defocusing the edges. A vertical tilt gives the odd perspective here with the focus following the tree trunk up and down in the image. . . . . . . 50mm, 1/40 at f/2, ISO 100, Sony A7Riii, 8deg tilt #Godscreation #lonetree #tiltlens #tree #naturedream #exploregreenvillesc @naturalsouthcarolina #yeahthatgreenville #igersgreenville #gvltoday #visitgreenvillesc #greenvillesc #UpstateSC #upcountrysc #greenville360 #gvlparksrec #fineart #fineartphotography

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