Blaze one

Blaze

I had a wonderful couple of days up in the mountains of NC with YoungDoo. A small town called Hot Springs which is a through point for the epic Appalachian Trail. There was a steady stream of oncoming backpackers through town and I could not help but get a little envious as I always wondered if I would be able to hike that massive trail one day. It’s been quite some time since I have felt the calming rush of being in the woods for a week or two at a time. Life on my back, humbled by the nature we only dominate because of our theoretical intelligence. I have been hoping to get a good backpacking trip going for a long while now and hopefully soon. For now I am happy to take what I can get in shorter hikes.

These images are of the blazes (trail markings) found along the Appalachian Trail. We hiked about 2/2000th of it in the rain while we were traveling out there. It seems to have left me catching a fever I am now paying for back at home but it was a good hike all the same. I will share a few more images from the trip soon as I make time. In the mean time feel free to browse through Yesterday Was Only for a handful of photos posted from each day.

Blaze two

Comments

  1. Jasper - March 21, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Definitely up there with my favorites! These are incredible!

  2. Tim Sondrup - March 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Love this!

  3. Benjamin - March 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I love your photos. They have what I can only describe as a ‘waxy’ feel to them and try as I might, I just can’t replicate it.

    Would you mind sharing the RAW adjustments you used to achieve the feel for the first photo?

  4. John Carey - March 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Benjamin, thats a trade secret! But Ill share anyway because there is no secret here. Every photo is different and I treat them as such so I never grab for any preset, self made or otherwise. 95 percent of what I adjust can be found in the Curves unless I have a chromatic abrasion issue to deal with. Here is a screen shot of the only adjustments made to the top image above. An article on using curves has been one on my to do list for quite some time.

    http://50ft.me/r0we

  5. Benjamin - March 27, 2013 at 3:16 am

    So you really don’t do very much when it comes to adjustments. I thought maybe you were turning down the clarity or something like that. I’m new to the world of photography so I’m still trying to find a style that makes my photos look ‘professional’.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing :D

  6. Benjamin - March 27, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I think I just found the right “Exposure” ;) :P

  7. paula - April 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    If you mean a literal fever…maybe check into whether you were bitten by a tick…lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever…could be a serious illness…sorry :(

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