Taking a short break from work can yield excellent benefits. Ada-Hi Falls at Black Rock Mountain State Park

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Ada-Hi FallsAlthough I was very busy in the last few days showing property, I always manage to to take a few photos here and there.

Today, my adventures took me near Black Rock Mountain State Park in Clayton Georgia. So I decided to take a quick detour and take the short hike to Ada-Hi Falls. The falls don't have a lot of volume, but they are over 50 feet tall and easily accesses after a quarter mile hike.

Although the short trek consumed less then an hour of my time, I was refreshed and a bit invigorated after the climb back to the car!

There is beauty all around us, if we just take the time to enjoy it!

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Hi Sharon...

Nikon D80, 1.5 seconds at F22. I did not have a tripod with me so I propped the camera on a rail! Thanks for noticing, I love the lacy beauty of long exposures!

Jan 10, 2009 04:20 PM #2
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Richard, you have a really steady hand. Even on a rail, it's hard to hand hold an exposure and have it so clear. Great job!

Jan 10, 2009 04:24 PM #3
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Sharon...

I have learned over the years to improvise! I always know the shot I want, but getting it is another story. When I shot film I had to wait DAYS to see if I succeeded, the digital almost makes it too easy! THX

Jan 10, 2009 04:27 PM #4
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Julie Chapman
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Richard,

You said the magic words that "even though you had been busy showing property".  I believe that 2009 is going to be a much better year than the predictions. Everyone seems to be busy. 

Sorry, I get off track.  Wonderful photo and great post but I am sure you have that written 20,000,000 times in your posts (by me).  Isn't it great that we live in places where we can take an hour and take a mini vacation......

Jan 10, 2009 07:26 PM #5
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Conrad Unnerstall
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Richard,

My wife (Julie Chapman) is so easily distracted when she sees or hears the word buyers.  One day, when I grow up, I am going to have great photography equipment like you do........

Jan 10, 2009 08:16 PM #6
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Richard,

I am feeling like it is time for me to stop and smell the roses.  Thanks my friend for the gentle push.

Jan 10, 2009 09:34 PM #7
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Chip Jefferson
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Great photo. Your area is so full of opportunity to see such works of god. I hope you have time to do this often and say a thanks.

Jan 10, 2009 10:41 PM #8
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Richard,

It's always a good idea to "recharge" every once in a while. Overlapping by getting another great shot is just an added bonus.

Rich

Jan 10, 2009 10:52 PM #9
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Julie...

That's what makes Georgia such a great place to live ... we have everything from your beautiful Atlantic coast (Call Julie if you're planning a move there) to the Appalachian mountains to where I live somewhere in between! lol. And I have been very busy this month...hooray and thanks!

Conrad...

Well, the problem with digital is that you always need to upgrade. I have my eyes on a d300 right now! Thanks.

Don...

And if it happens to be near where you are showing property, so much the better! lol and thanks.

 

Jan 10, 2009 11:15 PM #10
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Susan Mangigian
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Richard, gorgeous photo.  This is a must see when C and I make our trek to Georgia.

Jan 10, 2009 11:17 PM #11
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Hi Richard, I love your photos, and more  importantly the message. You are so right to take time out and get refreshed- doesn't look like you have very far to go to find beautiful places.

Jan 11, 2009 12:47 AM #12
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Richard, thank you for taking the time to share this great natural beauty with it.  Simply beautiful!

Jan 11, 2009 12:51 AM #13
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Richard, a great way to finish up the day. Well worth the detour. Very nice and peaceful. Good water effect with the long exposure. Thanks.

Jan 11, 2009 01:11 AM #14
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A change of perspective is worth the time.  Some times we get so wrapped up in the moment we forget the real objective ... enjoy being here!  Anything that reminds us of our purpose is valuable!  Nice post!

Jan 11, 2009 01:20 AM #15
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Richard:  My invigoration came out of nowhere yesterday.  After I wrapped up with my buyer (no luck finding her a home...yet), and had updated my database, I was preparing for a trip to the grocery store.  I grabbed an apple to eat first (I hate shopping hungry).  For some reason, I found myself skipping around my kitchen island.  I won't complain...I haven't had a mood this good in years, but I felt light as a feather and full of giggles.  I promise, I wasn't drinkning.  :)

Jan 11, 2009 02:36 AM #16
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Ah....I myself have been recharging. I took the Christmas break off with the kids. When I went back to work on Monday I felt great and the phones have been ringing. Whoo Hoo what a great feeling!

Jan 11, 2009 03:57 AM #17
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I need one of those... a few days off to recharge.  Maybe sometime this spring. 

Jan 11, 2009 08:02 AM #18
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Anytime you get a chance to take a walk in the mountains, I think it's a good thing.

Jan 11, 2009 11:03 AM #19
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Richard you have a true talent in photography along with your great writing!  Glad to see you coming on strong!

Deb

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Richard - Awesome shot - love long exposures.  Saw your comment above about the D300.  CMOS sensor with the new image processing, 6fps, 51AF, and 3-inch 920K dot color LCD.  All I can say is wow wow wow. 

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