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Old 07-27-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Hey Kamoshika, I just got done looking at all your photos you have posted. Very nice! You are a good photographer. Do you do any enhancements to your photos, and if so what do you do to get them to look so good?
Thanks, I use Adobe Photoshop Album's "auto fix" function to correct the contrast in my pics and then sharpen them using Irfanview.

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Gosh, kam, those're AMAZING. I love the farm and the second one, the forest. Sigh. Johnson County is amazing.
Thank you much. FWIW, those particular pics are in Carter Co. but the mountains and forests of Carter, Johnson, and Unicoi counties are equally wonderful, IMO. I could hike in that area several times a week for the next 50 years and never tire of it.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wilmington,NC & Washington Twp,OH
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You did it again....... outstanding pictures!!!! Thanks
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Hey Kam,

Yes, you are a gifted photographer.

A ? somewhat off topic: in your travels how do you deal with flying pests? Is it an issue? If so, which type, mosquito, black fly, horse fly, etc do you encounter and where are you (mountains, fields, farms) when you encounter them?

I see much of the time you are hiking in wooded areas. In New England, particularly this year as it's been so wet, the pests are incredibly invasive. Seriously, they've become a scourge! It's a challenge to enjoy nature here!

Please let me know. Thank you

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Old 07-29-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Hey Kam,

Yes, you are a gifted photographer.

A ? somewhat off topic: in your travels how do you deal with flying pests? Is it an issue? If so, which type, mosquito, black fly, horse fly, etc do you encounter and where are you (mountains, fields, farms) when you encounter them?

I see much of the time you are hiking in wooded areas. In New England, particularly this year as it's been so wet, the pests are incredibly invasive. Seriously, they've become a scourge! It's a challenge to enjoy nature here!

Please let me know. Thank you
Thank you. In the woods around here, mosquitoes usually don't mess with me much but they thoroughly enjoy feasting on my girlfriend. I tend to have more problems with deer flies and the occasional horse fly when on a hike in heavily wooded areas. The good thing about those beasties, though, is that they're noisy and pretty easy to kill. They and our skeeters are also effectively deterred by DEET-based products. Black flies are only a minor nuisance here.

American dog ticks are the main pests to watch for if one spends much time in fields or grassy areas.

Overall, though, my enjoyment of the outdoors in NE Tenn. is rarely hampered by biting critters.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Thank you, i knew i'd get an informed reply!

I've been wondering if the higher elevations tend to deter flying biters. I've been told but haven't confirmed it. I live in low lands. I can tell you i used to live in New Mexico, no mosquitos or biting flies of any kind, even in the mountains. Makes hiking, etc so enjoyable. I've always attributed that to the arid climate, but, the mountains out west did get plenty of rain, yet no flying biters, ever. So, i was still wondering, in your climbs thru the NETN mountains/hills, have you found the flying biters to diminish after a certain elevation?

Thank you very much.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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So, i was still wondering, in your climbs thru the NETN mountains/hills, have you found the flying biters to diminish after a certain elevation?
In the mountains higher than 3500-4000', I encounter very few mosquitoes. And as for biting flies, they also seem to diminish considerably above 4000' or so.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Shook Branch Recreation Area on Watauga Lake, near Hampton (Carter Co.):



Countryside near Butler (Johnson Co.):





Lake at Phipps Bend Industrial Park near Surgoinsville (Hawkins Co.):



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Old 08-10-2009, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Rensselaer, New York (unfortunately)
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Oh man i really love that last picture.....it looks just like a painting (as many of these pictures truly do). Incredible!
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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The 2008 Greeneville High School Greene Devils
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:09 PM
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Location: Tampa Bay
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Shook Branch Recreation Area on Watauga Lake, near Hampton (Carter Co.):



Countryside near Butler (Johnson Co.):





Lake at Phipps Bend Industrial Park near Surgoinsville (Hawkins Co.):


These are fantastic pictures. What kind of camera did you use for theses?
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