All these outings have resulted in lots of photos in the post-processing backlog. I'm working through them, but not necessarily in the order I took them. I'll be posting some photos from those trips and am starting with some of the last ones I took.
Lori Kincaid was a fantastic instructor and we all had a blast. I learned several new photo skills in the workshop and I can't wait to try them out. Max Patch is a naturally occurring bald mountain on the North Carolina - Tennessee boarder with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. We got up very early on Saturday morning to drive down to the Max Patch bald for the sunrise. We were treated to clear cloudless skies and a full moon setting over the mountain ranges. I learned about the Belt of Venus, which is the band of red, pink or purple above the dark blue. The dark blue is the earth's shadow.
That evening we were treated to a beautiful sunset from Lori's rental place, which is where we were based for the weekend. She has the most beautiful setting for a home I have ever seen. I got the sunset and maple tree shots from her place on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning we got up, walked just a few feet from her place and were able to shoot the sunrise over Mount Mitchell and other near by peaks.
As we watched, the sky got more and more dramatic as the sun lit the underside of the clouds with brilliant reds.
This is a great place to photograph to fall colors and beautiful sunrise and sunsets. I'm already planning to go back in the spring!