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Fall Color Photography

Alec Miller suggested a fall color photography trip. I think that would be a great idea! October would be best, but I am not sure where. Any suggestions???

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  • Paula P.

    Here is a link to my blog page that I mentioned yesterday for those asking about waterfalls in the area:
    http://maeflowerphoto.blogspot.com/2011/06/waterfalls-of-central-tennessee.html

    Just remember, these were taken for fun with a point & shoot! They all had good flow but I've been to them at times when there was just a trickle. You can google them to see how to get there and you can also find trail maps.

    October 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      These are some great photos Paula, thanks for sharing the link.

      October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time at the park today. I think we were about a week late for the peak fall colors but it was worth it to scout out the park for a return trip.

    There was a lot of talk about software and post processing today. Maybe we should have a meetup some day where we can can share tips/tricks/processing techniques etc? I have a projector, its an older model but usable.

    I enjoyed meeting the other photographers most of all. A close second was the food at the park restaurant; mercy that was some good eats!

    1 · October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We got there a week too late I think but I really enjoyed meeting everyone.

    October 20, 2012

  • Paula P.

    I had a great time today and really enjoyed meeting everyone. My most important lesson learned today for this "newby to dslr" photography: I was trying to shoot a small waterfall coming out of a dark tunnel/archway. Well every setting I thought might work, didn't. I tried with flash. I tried adjusting everything I could find to adjust and every picture was just tooooo dark. In fact they were so dark that it seemed nothing was affecting the shot. Well it wasn't....I had the lens cap on! It's amazing what the camera will do once you remove that! I should get some credit here....I'm at least admitting it.

    2 · October 20, 2012

  • susan j.

    Great meeting everyone today, and enjoyed the great lunch with everyone, too! Hope to see you all again, too!

    1 · October 20, 2012

  • Jarrod M.

    I'm at the office, red fj cruiser. Is the office also considered the visitors center?

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    At the park, still dark.

    October 20, 2012

  • James Q

    Don't forget it takes about 2 hours to drive to the park, so get to sleep early tonight. I know the alarm clock won't be my friend tomorrow. :)

    October 19, 2012

    • Paula P.

      ugg, you just had to remind me! lol Hard to get up but it's still the best time of the day!

      October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am in Crossville tonight, I hope to catch first light in the park tomorrow morning. Look forward to meeting everyone tomorrow.

      October 19, 2012

  • James Q

    Weather forecast tomorrow is sunny in the morning starting at 43° at 8am going up to 56° and partly cloudy in the afternoon. 0% of rain all day. So, dress appropriately.

    October 19, 2012

  • Jarrod M.

    Is it 8 am eastern time?

    October 19, 2012

    • James Q

      I believe Crossville is still in CDT.

      October 19, 2012

  • susan j.

    Just found out I don't have to work! Will be @ vis center @ 8

    October 19, 2012

  • Pamela P.

    Sadly having to back out of this trip...Hate to miss it but I've been sick the last 2 days and just don't want to try it since Sunday is back to work for me. Hope you guys have a great time and I can't wait to see the pictures you all bring back! :-)

    October 19, 2012

  • Tony J.

    I would love to go with a group--but I just happened to be there this past Wednesday. YOU WILL LOVE the color.

    October 19, 2012

  • James Q

    Here's a map of the park. http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/brochures/pdf/cumberlandmtn.pdf
    The restaurant is not at the visitor's center. I would suggest meeting there at 11:00am, so Susan and others latecomers can find the group. And, people can hit the solar viewing afterwards at 1 pm at the upper softball fields.

    I'm Asian and drive a big white/gold F-250, so I should be easy to find when we meet. I'm also a hiker and might also hit the trails.

    October 17, 2012

    • James Q

      I meant, let's meet at the visitor's center at 8am and again at the restaurant at 11am.

      October 17, 2012

    • susan j.

      Gotcha..8 am

      October 17, 2012

  • Paula P.

    I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. Will see you at 8!

    October 17, 2012

  • James Q

    The visitor's center appears to be at GPS coordinates[masked],[masked]

    October 17, 2012

  • Oli O.

    This will be my first as well, how does it work? Do we All meet in Nashville and Carpool, or fallow one and other there? Can someone post to make this clear...I car drive my car or I have an SUV that seats 8.

    October 17, 2012

  • Susan B.

    Kathy I have been to Montgomery Bell State Park and you are right, the little church is wonderful to photograph in Fall (B&W photography at that park really looks cool too!). Maybe another day trip sometime everyone? I especially like Rock Island State Park and Burgess Falls State Park and Cumberland Caverns (if you like Cave photography). So many places are beautiful at this time of year.
    Also, how would the group feel about a weekend trip away sometime? I have always wanted to go to Indiana to photograph the covered bridges...might be a great Spring trip...

    October 17, 2012

  • Susan B.

    Hi everyone. I am walking in the Colon Cance walk in Nashville on Saturday morning so will not hit the road until later in the morning. I hope to make it to the park by 11am at the latest, probably means missing the best times to shoot, but would love to meet up with the group when I arrive. I am happy to give my number out to the group, but would also like a couple of other numbers of people who intend to go so that we can find each other. I think meeting at the visitor center is a great idea! Perhaps we should meet there for those who want to go to lunch as well? James where is the Cumberland Mtn Restaurant - at the park visitor center? I have never been there so tips on the best places to shoot would be greatly welcomed. I intend to stay later since I will be arriving late and don't mind bringing someone back to the Nashville area later in the day if they want to ride up with someone else. See you all there...I hope!

    October 17, 2012

  • susan j.

    Hoping I'm off work..looking forward to meeting everyone!

    October 17, 2012

  • James Q

    Are we meeting at the Visitor's Center? Do we have a contact number to meet if we are running late? Does anyone want to have lunch at the Cumberland Mtn. Restaurant?

    October 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to make this event but its to far. enjoy!!!

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Paula, I would imagine the 8:00 AM start time is at the park?

    I have since checked out the park via the TN parks web site and satellite images from Google Maps. Seems like a nice place, it has campgrounds and a restaurant that is open on weekends.

    I decided to go the night before, staying at the Motel 6 there in Crossville. I want to be in the park at sunrise, 6:30ish I think. Morning light doesn't always cooperate, but when it does, I'm always glad I got up early.

    October 14, 2012

  • Paula P.

    Is the 8 AM meeting time at the park or in Nashville? This would be my first meetup with the group and would like to try to make it on this trip. Also, how long does the group usually stay out?
    Oh and Paul Stewart, the park is open from 7 am to 10 pm. Thanks!

    October 14, 2012

  • Oli O.

    Lunch sounds like a good idea, a great chance to meet & talk with everyone...I'm in. Also no matter where we're going if anyone is interested in sharing a ride or splitting the Gas cost (I can drive or ride) you can call or text me at[masked]

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know what time this park opens? I might go there the night before and spend the night to catch the light at daybreak.

    October 5, 2012

  • Pamela P.

    I also like the idea of Cumberland Mt State Park...Nice day trip!

    1 · September 24, 2012

  • Kathy P.

    Bowie Nature Park in Dickson, Tn. is a short day trip...beautiful lakes and lots of trees. Montgomery Bell State Park just north of Dickson in Burns, Tn. is another stunning place to photograph. There is a log cabin and church tucked away, with many creeks and a lake . Many pro photographers go here to take pictures! There are also some great log/ natural looking bridges over creeks.

    September 24, 2012

  • Susan B.

    Got an email from a member suggesting fall color photography at Cumberland Mt State Park in Crossville. I checked out the website and they have a Solar & Sky event going on on Oct 20th. Thought that might be a great weekend to go. So if anyone is interested sign up. We also have time for other suggestions so keep them coming. Also, Rock Island and Burgess Falls as well as Fall Creek Falls State Parks are nearby as well. Bring a lunch, your cameras and let's take a road trip!

    1 · September 23, 2012

  • Rick M.

    There are hundreds of places within a couple hours of Nashville. Virgin Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Pennyrile Forest State Park (KY), LBL (KY also), lots of places towards Chattanooga, the Appalachian Trail in GA is amazing but would be an overnight probably, the list goes on and on...
    Keep us updated on location and date so I'll be able to figure out if I can make it.

    September 22, 2012

  • Susan B.

    Radnor Lake was suggested, and that is a good one, but well used. We can definitely plan one for there but does any one have any other ideas within a few hours of Nashville so we can go up and back in a day? Radnor Lake is very close but I know there might be some "secret" place that will work also. Anyone have a favorite spot?

    September 22, 2012

  • Lynne

    Radnor Lake?

    September 22, 2012

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