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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:49 AM   #1
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Default An experiment at Lower Higgins Creek

Had a chance to visit Lower Higgins Creek in Rocky Fork Wilderness yesterday. Decided to try an experiment - put an old Super Takumar m42 28mm lens on the camera, and did not change lenses - just to force myself to be a little less lazy about zooming to get close. Missed a lot of good shots, but took a few that were OK.

This is an amazing wilderness area, rich and green at any season:
(on the 3rd photo, you can see some bits of sleet - it was precipitating a bit...)
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:50 AM   #2
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This is also a very interesting area geologically - with many massive sandstone cliffs, breaking down to massive boulders. And with such clean air, the boulders are excellent lichen habitats.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:51 AM   #3
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Lower Higgins Creek was running well - it's a clear fine stream at any season...
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:52 AM   #4
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And the main falls (about 100 feet high) were also fine and full!
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There were many more photos I could have taken, if I had other lenses with me. But it was interesting to work within the limits of one lens. It was also great to be able to return to this fine wild place. Sure do hope you get to visit it someday soon!

What do you think of the Super Tak results? Thanks for any comments & critique!
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 7:16 AM   #6
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As usual, you took me right along with you. I think you did a fine job with one lens. Especially, the creek images. I'm looking forward to getting back down to Gatlinburg and area this April... if we ever thaw out
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You have some beautiful areas to visit, and excellent phtos as proof. Thanks for sharing!

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I like the Takumar myself. The color rendition is better than the newer lenses to me. More true to life.
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I'm always amazed how you manage to do so well no matter what lens you shoot with Mole. These are certainly rich in color and very sharp! Well done.
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Your the master for those falls shots.
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