Polarizing Adventure

Adventures on Amicalola Falls, Georgia

Adventures on Amicalola Falls, Georgia

We took the family an hour north today to enjoy lovely Northern Georgia.  Amicalola Falls lies just a few miles from the southern base of the Appalachian Trail…

Back in 1998 I was wondering through these mountains a few miles away at the Ranger Mountain Base Camp…and slid down one of these little hills through three feet of snow.  It was not what I recall as a great time.  The little slide down the mountain helped my legs get infected, and an all expense paid trip to the hospital for five days of treatment.  As I recovered, we often walked by a nearby waterfall on some short hikes between sessions.  As crazy as the day was, the sound and beauty of the waterfall always brought me back to a level of calm.  I cannot explain why, it just happened.  So this trip was a nice one, just because of those same lovely sights and sounds being shared with my wife and children.

What made the adventure polarizing was that I put a polarized filter on my camera to help me with water reflections.  I had not done this in a great while…and it was the first time on the X20 (Mr K5 forgot to tell me he wanted a freshened up battery before we left…).  Some results were stunning, some said try a little harder.  I hope you like this one.

-ehw

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