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Old 11-22-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Today was such a nice day that I decided to dust the camera off and go out and get some shots of the North Raleigh / Wake Forest Area. I think most of the shots are actually within North Raleigh, but a few may venture into Wake Forest territory. I took a drive on NC 98 along the North Raleigh / Wake Forest border and back down Six Forks Road taking some pictures along the way. This is one of my favorite areas to take an afternoon drive. There are lots of great trees, views of Falls Lake, and combination of newer and older neighborhoods scattered about.

I tried to get a variety of shots including a few from some random neighborhoods, a Falls Lake fishing area, some farm shots, as well as some small unique shops along Six Forks Road in North Raleigh. In general I was trying to show the variety scenes you will experience while driving along the roads in that area. I still have a lot of exploring to do myself so I’m sure I missed some stuff.

My route is show in blue in the map below along with some markers of where I took shots. You can click on the link below the map to go to an interactive version which provides more detail about where each picture was taken. Enjoy!

Map of General Area Pictured (Route Marked in Blue)



To see the locations in more detail, follow this link to an Interactive Google Map

Horseshoe Bend Neighborhood














Driving along NC 98 from heading west


Turning of NC 98 onto Camp Kanata Road to drive by some more rural parts of the area











The Brevofield public golf course in Wake Forest





Head back on NC 98 and pass over a portion of Falls Lake



Taking Six Forks Road south from NC 98



Recreational fishing area at Falls Lake along Six Forks Road





















Aspenwald neighborhood









Various places along stretch of Six Forks Road:

When Pigz Fly Artist Gallery
(Eclectic artisan shop that Showcases the wares of North Carolina artists and craftsmen and features more than 20 consignment vendors)



Antique Shop along Six Forks



Bait and Tackle Shop



Road Side Stand



Christmas Trees for Sale



Interesting looking small older house on Six Forks Road



Trotters Ridge Neighborhood












Last edited by North_Raleigh_Guy; 11-22-2008 at 01:34 PM..
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Great pics as always NRG!
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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NRG what camera do you use?? your pictures are always so nice. Do you use any kind of editing software? I am looking to purchase my first DSLR Nikon d90, what do you think. Please DM me if you don't mind. I know its not a photography forum, I am just curious.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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Default The long and winding road

Very nice! You really captured the mood of the area.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Lovely photos. Very close to where I live. I often can't believe how fortunate I am to reside in such a beautiful location. I can see the stars at night without light pollution!
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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Default Our fate lies not within our star but within ourselves

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Lovely photos. Very close to where I live. I often can't believe how fortunate I am to reside in such a beautiful location. I can see the stars at night without light pollution!
It is wonderful to see the stars at night isn’t it? It reminds me of when I was a kid and each star represented a different opportunity of how my life might turn out. Back then I was a prince and the universe was my domain.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Looks like a beautiful area. Thanks for taking the time to post!
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I grew up in that area when it was much much more rural, and used to buy candy at Bayleaf USA (now the bait & tackle shop).
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Thanks NRG! You know how I'm always looking for woodsy neighborhoods. That Horseshoe Bend would be great! I'm going to check it out. I just can't wait to get there. There are so many places to explore and what I've seen, it's only the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I checked it out. It's considered Wake Forest. There are 2 homes for sale there now.
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