Thursday, March 21, 2024

23 - 24 Trip to the Southwest, Day 158

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - Falls Creek Falls State Park, TN, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 6,033 Miles for the trip

I was up a little early to make reservations for Bolerama in July at the Long Beach Conservation Area in Ontario, Canada. I managed to get 2 15 amp electric sites next to each other (the Guidos are traveling with me). They did have 2 30 amp sites, but if it is wet they are likely to be under water so I stuck with the lower powered sites. The last time we were at the park we managed to run the air conditioners on 15 amp sites, so we should be OK.

Around 11:00 I made a round of some of the waterfalls in the park. I started at the Nature Center where Cane Creel Falls and the Cascades are located. As far as I'm concerned, the Cascade is a waterfall, but that is what they call it.

Cade Creek Falls

The Cascade

I prefer shooting waterfalls in cloudy or overcast weather since bright sun tends to create highlights that burn out. Even with the wide dynamic range of the Nikon Z8, anything in direct sun is a bit burned out. Unfortunately, clear skies today. One very nice thing with the Z8 - the electronic viewfinder has enough gain the even shooting through a 6 stop ND filter a usable image is in the viewfinder or rear monitor. Much nicer than having to remove the filter to compose when shooting with the D850. On the other hand, I find the end result is a bit harsher with the Z8 compared to the D850. In any case a couple more - Falls Creek Falls, which is described as the highest single drop east of the Mississippi, And Piney Creek Falls:

Falls Creek Falls

Piney Creek Falls

You can compare the images from a 2020-22 trip. (2 journal entries)

It went down to 38°F last night but the morning is sunny & by 10:00 it was already up to 48°F. By 1:00 it was up to 63°F. The high for the day was 65°F.

Dinner was at the park restaurant - Fish & Chips.

Until Tomorrow -

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