Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012-06-01 Grandfather Mountain - Day 1

Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend
Day 1
Friday, June 1st, 2012

I rolled into the campground and spotted Joe and Susan were already set up in our usual spot.  Almost immediately after stepping out of my truck the rain started.  This wasn't just a sprinkle, but one of those storms that dropped about an inch of rain in about a half hour.

Thankfully Susan had a canopy already set up which the three of us huddled underneath.  The rain eventually let up giving us the opportunity to head out and take some photos.  What didn't let up was the wind!  50 mph winds on the mountain top is not an exaggeration and made photography very challenging!  I learned that my cheap, lightweight tri-pod is useless in these types of conditions!

I am not going to write a detailed trip report, but instead just share some of my shots.

 View of Grandfather Mountain from the Cliffside Overlook

 Black Bear

 Cool Tree at our Campsite

Sunset at Grandfather Mountain
 
 Sunset

 Our Campfire

Night Shot

The complete set of photos from Day 1 at Grandfather Mountain is posted here:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/582920776pLoLMx

1 comment:

Brenda W. said...

So let's see ... when you're at waterfalls, the sun shines all over the place, and when you're camping, it rains!!

Utterly gorgeous pictures in the set on webshots ... those sky pictures are incredible. Really like #24, 25, and 26.