Week 52: Blairsville – Color

After Christmas we took a few days and traveled just north of Atlanta to Blairsville Georgia.  As you travel north on Highway 19 you go through a section of the north Georgia mountains and over part of the Appalachian Trail.  When you get to Blairsville you enter a town like so many in rural Georgia with a court house at its center and the town spreading out from there.  During our stay in Blairsville we traveled the short distance to Brasstown Bald.

Brasstown Bald is the highest elevation in the state of Georgia at 4,784 ft (1,458 m).  From the look out tower (build for monitoring forest fires), on a clear day, you can see downtown Atlanta.  I remember the mountain mostly from the now defunct Tour de Georgia.  I remember watching the Discovery cycling team with my hero George Hincapie in 2007 rolling by on its way to a finish at the top of the mountain.  Driving up the mountain in our car, I have a much better appreciation for a hors categorie cycling stage.

Before I set off on our trip I had the rest of Kodak Gold roll in my camera and I brought along a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 and Ilford Delta 400.  I had heard that the Ektar was good for landscape and not being a landscape guy myself I figured I’d give it a try.  The colors were nice on the scenic pictures and even ones taken inside with a flash.  I did see, like I have read with others, a definite pink / red tone when taking pictures of people.  I will keep this stock in rotation but only when I know landscapes or in this case waterfalls are in the mix.

The waterfall pictures are of the Helton Creek falls, are only a few miles from Blairsville.


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