Saturday, April 27 — Townsend in the Rain

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) Fill me up, Buttercup!   Misty Mountain Morning   100% chance of rain in the Smoky Mountains today.  100% chance of rain in the Smokies tomorrow.  Looks like my walks will be in the rain. This morning Norma and I visited the Townsend Visitor Center after a hearty breakfast.  We enjoyed sleeping late this morning (7:45) after a very long day yesterday.  I suited up in rain gear at the Visitor Center and walked back to the Tally Ho from there. Cute little cabin to rent Clouds were resting on mountain tops; raindrops were formed on buttercups and dogwoods.  I kept my little Nikon under my rain gear and unzipped it for a photo, then zipped it back in. Glazed Dogwood Blossom When presented with a rainy day for photo walking, look for reflections in puddles, rain drops making rings in puddles, raindrops on leaves or clover, and certainly raindrops on flowers.  Also look for drips just hanging on at the ends of pine needles and leaves.  Carry a little microfiber cloth with you, and clean the lens of the camera occasionally, because rain may end up there, too. Drooping Azalea I look at a rainy day walk not as a chore to get done, but as an opportunity to take photos that I can't get in any other kind of weather.  Rainy days are all part of the process.  ****************** Visit my photography show, "My Maryland," at the public library in Urbana, Maryland, on the lower level of the building.  It is there until the end of April. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to the Red Cross, and I will mail you a 5 x 7 print from any of the photos I have posted on my blog OR any photo on my website. Forward to me via email a receipt for donating to the Red Cross. Tell me whether the photo is from the blog or the website, and Include its title along with a mailing address. The name on the receipt to the Red Cross must match the name of the mailing recipient. Send the receipt and the photo request to Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Visit my web site: Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email: Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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