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This is a free presentation by Greg Comstock of the Southeastern Photographic Society, part of a series of classes at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library. The series is aimed at hobbyists that are pretty new to photography. Thanks to Southeastern for inviting interested members of our Meetup group!
RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 26 (based on weather forecast) Again, we need to reschedule based on the forecast of rain and cloudy skies for April 5 in north Georgia. This is it! Let's go take some photos. Take what we've learned and make a set of exposures of a deep sky object! There will be about 2 hours of Milky Way visibility later in the night as well! Dress appropriately and bring your gear! I'll bring a couple of telescopes for viewing while your image sets are going. We'll meet in the parking lot at Brasstown Bald 30 minutes before sundown! Sunset on April 26 will be at 8:13 PM.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a half million acres of gorgeous scenery, with wildlife, waterfalls, and of course, mountain views. We will stay in Cherokee, 157 miles from Decatur, located outside an entrance to the park. NOTE: CELL PHONE SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN MANY PARTS OF THE NATIONAL PARK. You cannot rely on your cell phone as your mapping device. A standalone GPS Navigation device such as Garmin or TomTom (receives signals from GPS satellites, not cell towers) will be the best option, plus paper maps. If you are interested in carpooling, please add a comment to this event announcement. Please make your own lodging reservations. The National Park does allow camping, but the only other lodging inside the park is in rustic cabins requiring a five-mile hike in (and are generally booked months in advance.) AirBnB lodging appears to be available only outside of Cherokee, in other towns 10 or 20 miles away such as Sylva, Whittier and Bryson City. Here are some suggestions, from looking at tripadvisor.com: BAYMONT INN 11455 Acquino Road, Cherokee[masked] Rate approximately $124/night RIVER'S EDGE MOTEL 1026 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee[masked] Rate approximately $139/night HAMPTON INN CHEROKEE 185 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee[masked] Rate approximately $119/night RODEWAY INN & SUITES 44 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee[masked] Rate approximately $130/night Cabins at KOA Campground (with kitchen) 92 KOA Campground Road, Cherokee[masked] More information to come, check back as the date of the trip gets closer.
This is a free presentation by Harriet Dye of the Southeastern Photographic Society, part of a series of classes at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library. The series is aimed at hobbyists that are new to photography. Thanks to Southeastern for inviting interested members of our Meetup group!