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Old Apr 6, 2010, 7:27 AM   #1
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We're back (regretfully) from our Gatlinburg, TN getaway. This time we got AWAY from Gatlinburg and drove to Cherokee, NC through the national forest. I took over a 500 shots with the E-620 and SP570 and am going through them. If 1/4 of them are any good, I'll be content.

Freehand with the Oly SP570. One of the small streams that are EVERYWHERE around Gatlinburg. This one is next to a parking area at Calhoun's Restaurant.


From the Oly E-620 & 14-42mm (kit lens). Some of the MANY creeks & brooks along the route to Cherokee in the National Park. They can be seen from the road and, if you're lucky, there's a little "pull off" nearby so you can jump out and snap a few. I only had a monopod with me but, it was better than nothing.




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Love that area and your pictures.
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Indeed, a beautiful part of the country.
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Creeks are difficult to shot. I've tryied many times with poor success. Here you did a great job. I love the colors and framing in #2 and #4.
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I had the pleasure of visiting the Gatlinburg/Cherokee area a few years ago on a fly fishing trip to the Roaring Fork. It is a beautiful area of the country and the trip through the SMNP was incredible - saw a herd of elk grazing by the roadway in the early morning mist.

Looking at those streams make me anxious for our local trout season to get underway.

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We're back (regretfully) from our Gatlinburg, TN getaway. This time we got AWAY from Gatlinburg and drove to Cherokee, NC through the national forest. I took over a 500 shots with the E-620 and SP570 and am going through them. If 1/4 of them are any good, I'll be content.

Freehand with the Oly SP570. One of the small streams that are EVERYWHERE around Gatlinburg. This one is next to a parking area at Calhoun's Restaurant.


From the Oly E-620 & 14-42mm (kit lens). Some of the MANY creeks & brooks along the route to Cherokee in the National Park. They can be seen from the road and, if you're lucky, there's a little "pull off" nearby so you can jump out and snap a few. I only had a monopod with me but, it was better than nothing.

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Such beautiful images. Creeks fed by small streams fed by even smaller streams fed by ...

Oh, I long to visit Säve River. Now that the sun manages to reach above the tall trees, It's been totally dark for months

Thank you, and I won't forget my tripod

Beautiful. Taste differs. personally I like your approach here, freezing the running water, making the scenery feel "real", whatever it is

Oh, brilliant. Thank you

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Love that area and your pictures.
Me, too! Thanks for stopping by.

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Indeed, a beautiful part of the country.
I can't wait to get back!

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Creeks are difficult to shot. I've tryied many times with poor success. Here you did a great job. I love the colors and framing in #2 and #4.
Thanks very much, Ordo. The E-620 makes it easy. I found the mountain panoramas MUCH more difficult.

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Gatlinburg/Cherokee area a few years ago on a fly fishing trip to the Roaring Fork. It is a beautiful area of the country and the trip through the SMNP was incredible - saw a herd of elk grazing by the roadway in the early morning mist.

Looking at those streams make me anxious for our local trout season to get underway.

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We saw quite a few fly fishermen. Only a couple were having any luck. I don't even know what they caught. Brookies?

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Such beautiful images. Creeks fed by small streams fed by even smaller streams fed by ...

Oh, I long to visit Säve River. Now that the sun manages to reach above the tall trees, It's been totally dark for months

Thank you, and I won't forget my tripod

Beautiful. Taste differs. personally I like your approach here, freezing the running water, making the scenery feel "real", whatever it is

Oh, brilliant. Thank you

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Thanks very much, T! Stupid me left the tripod in the cabin! Luckily, I had a monopod stowed in my car. You can bet THAT won't happen again.
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"We saw quite a few fly fishermen. Only a couple were having any luck. I don't even know what they caught. Brookies?"

The area has brook, brown and rainbow trout. I can identify with their lack of luck.

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Gary, first of all, 100% agreement with everyone else. These are excellent!

Secondly, could you post the exif data of the first photo taken with the Oly SP570 please, including in-camera colour, sharpness, contrast and saturation settings. I'd like to compare them with the settings I have on my SP590 to see if I'm on the right track when taking 'babbling brook' shots.

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Gary, first of all, 100% agreement with everyone else. These are excellent!

Secondly, could you post the exif data of the first photo taken with the Oly SP570 please, including in-camera colour, sharpness, contrast and saturation settings. I'd like to compare them with the settings I have on my SP590 to see if I'm on the right track when taking 'babbling brook' shots.

Thanks

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Thanks very much, Bernice! On a nice overcast day you can use a tripod and Shutter Priority to set your shutter speed a little slower to get the "silky" effect. EXIF data as requested:
File name: P4020017.JPG (Standard EXIF Tags)

>>> Image Information <<<

Model : SP570UZ
Manufacturer : OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Image Description : OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Date and Time : 2010:04:02 17:24:46


>>> Photograph Information <<<

White Balance : Auto
Sharpness : Hard
Saturation : High
Metering Mode : Spot
Light Source : Unknown
ISO Speed Ratings : 64
Focal Length : 6.6 mm
Flash : No, compulsory
FNumber : F8
Exposure Time : 1/50 s
Exposure Program : Manual
Exposure Mode : Manual
Exposure Bias : 0 EV
Contrast : Normal
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