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Pictures instead of words...
« on: June 20, 2017, 01:12:19 PM »

Lately I've been a man of few words due to mild, but very aggravating dementia, I'm 66 years old and physically I am in good shape, so I get out and hike once a week at least. I always have my camera with me and use my pictures to express to others what I see and feel. Here are a few views from some relatively well known areas in the Gorge in the past 2 weeks:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-4MDs2LS/0/84a0adcb/X3/_DSC3144a-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-Mx5ZWGp/0/d01f08de/X3/_DSC3112a-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-htZfD7P/0/afd47cd6/X3/_DSC3159a-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-H5Rmpkz/0/b61ef1e9/X3/_DSC3195a-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-Xk9Sx4m/0/e6c4c946/X3/_DSC3054a-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/The-Red-River-Gorge-1/i-5j9pJLZ/0/ad8fb60a/X3/_DSC3048a-X3.jpg


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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 03:52:50 PM »

Beautiful photos! The weather and clouds also cooperated that day to provide perfect lighting for some very lovely shots.
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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 08:42:09 AM »

Great pictures.  Keep them coming.
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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 02:26:13 PM »

Thanks so much guys, I really appreciate your comments.
I always hope my pictures encourage others to help preserve the diversity and beauty of Mother Earth.
And protect her from those whose intentions are profit oriented.

Auxier Ridge...






Timber Rattler off Tunnel Ridge Trail M last July...

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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 05:35:05 PM »

Here are a few more pictures from hikes this past Spring:






Steve, an old hiking pal for 25 years:






The beautiful Miss Corri:













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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 06:47:55 PM »

Awesome photos Shaman as always.

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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 09:03:16 PM »

Thanks so much Fred,
It's really great to hear from you, old friend! Hope all is well with you and yours.
I got out in the Gorge early today, was headed home (about noon) as the crowds were headed in...

I found a small (18") copperhead in Laurel Branch Holler below the big rock houses, off Chimney Top Road:


And 3 of the area around Buzzard's Roost South near Sky Bridge as some isolated showers were moving in:




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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 08:31:47 AM »

Shaman, super pictures.  The next best thing to actually being there.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »

That timber rattler photo is #1

I really need to get some of the snakes for the book. So far I've only gotten a bit. I don't really go looking for them, but that's a very nice shot. All of them are. I'm jealous of your obvious skill.
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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 03:21:05 PM »

That timber rattler photo is #1

I really need to get some of the snakes for the book. So far I've only gotten a bit. I don't really go looking for them, but that's a very nice shot. All of them are. I'm jealous of your obvious skill.

ShifuCareaga,

Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. I've put a lot of miles in the gorge over the past 42 years and have dragged my camera with me almost all the time. (My old Pentax film cameras, then the digitals)

Some of my favorite times in the gorge have been when I've encountered reptiles or amphibians. They give me a good vibe and make dragging through all the "rhodo hells" worth it.

So you're doing a book on the Gorge? Keep me posted on the progress, and if you ever need a guest photo here and there... ;-)

Yes, the rattlesnake photo is one of my favorites... it was late July of last year, when the gravid females are ready to find a place to give birth. She wasn't aggressive at all. Kept her head buried in the coils, hoping I would hurry up and leave so she could carry on with her business. She would intermittently shake that rattle though! Got a good video of that, with audio.

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Re: Pictures instead of words...
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 03:24:10 PM »

Shaman, super pictures.  The next best thing to actually being there.

Thank you, Gene!
Hope you're getting out in the woods as much as possible!
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 02:43:49 PM »


So you're doing a book on the Gorge? Keep me posted on the progress, and if you veer need a guest photo here and there... ;-)

Yes, the rattlesnake photo is one of my favorites... it was late July of last year, when the gravid females are ready to find a place to give birth. She wasn't aggressive at all. Kept her head buried in the coils, hoping I would hurry up and leave so she could carry on with her business. She would intermittently shake that rattle though! Got a good video of that, with audio.

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wow that'd be neat to see!

no my book is on KY in general, though there is some RRG in it, obviously. I can't put too many photos because already am at hundreds. I appreciate the offer, and I hope to take you up on it someday!
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 10:42:28 AM »

Love looking at all the pictures.  They seem very peaceful ;)
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