It’s been a long dry spell, but we finally have our move behind us and are now located in Tupelo, Mississippi. We’re still deep in the process of unpacking, organizing, and getting settled, but we decided to take a day off today and do a little shooting. This afternoon we drove about forty miles northeast on the Natchez Trace to Tishomingo State Park, located in the far northeast corner of the state. I have many fond memories of visiting this park in my younger days, and although things are never quite as you remember them, many things about the park have not changed at all.
I took the tripod with me so I could shoot some HDR’s, and here’s the first example of what we saw today. This is a restored log cabin from the 1840’s that sits alongside a small creek that runs through the park. I could have sworn that at one time there was a big mill wheel attached to the side of the cabin, but that’s probably just another case of memories playing tricks on us. Anyway, this is an HDR image from five brackets that particularly liked, as it also captured the mid-afternoon sun coming through the trees that are just in the early stages of developing their fall color. In the far background, you can just see a small bridge that crosses the top of a man-made waterfall or spillway where water overflows from a little lily-pad-covered pond.
HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4 and PaintShop Photo Pro X3
It was such a beautiful day, with temperatures in the low 70’s and not a cloud in the sky. As we drove up the Natchez Trace we saw a lot of fall color, although it’s not nearly at its peak. It’s such a change from the drab brown and tan of the desert, and it has already given my creative urges a big boost. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful state through the lens of my Nikon!
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