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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 28-Nov-13 05:55 PM
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"Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"


Traverse City, US
          

I'm hoping to get down to Tennessee for five or six days sometime late January or early February to get out of the snow here and check out the.landscape in the southeastern part of the state. Looking for suggestions on locations and any information on what I might expect for weather. I've seen some remarkable landscape,photos from there and hope that time of year is reasonable for photography. Appreciate any suggestions and input

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Fri 29-Nov-13 03:58 AM
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#1. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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McEwen, US
          

Our winter weather is highly variable but it is almost always warmer & less snowy than Michigan!

That is a mediocre time of year for landscape photography here. You are going to see a lot of bare brown trees under a lot of dull gray skies. The hills and mountains are still beautiful, but that is probably the least attractive season.

It will either be raining & overcast and in the 50 degree range, or sunny and colder. And sometimes we do get snow, frequently mixed with a nasty combo of sleet & freezing rain. The higher elevations get significantly more snow; the Smokies got 4-5 inches yesterday with no more than a dusting elsewhere.

Chattanooga weather for February is:

record high 79
average high 55
average low 34
record low 1
average precip as rain 5"

Others can advise you better on locations.

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ken lutes Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Jan 2009Fri 29-Nov-13 02:12 PM
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winchester, US
          

You might want to check this out if happen to be there the same time.
24th Wilderness Wildlfie Week in Pigeon Forge. January 25 - February 1. It is a week long event on hiking, wildlife, photography and more. There are seminars happening everyday all week long. They are 1-2 hours long and free. You can google it to get more information. I try to make it and hope for snow for some interesting photos. Love Caves Cove with snow. Actually a friend and I are planning on a snow photo trip to the Smokies . Just waiting on the snow in lower elevations. Hope we get lucky and it is the same time of the event.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 01-Dec-13 08:44 PM
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#5. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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Thanks Ken

I'll make a note on my planning calendar about this. Thanks for the heads up.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 01-Dec-13 08:42 PM
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#4. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Diane

I forgot you were from that part of the country. Appreciate the information. This is a recon trip to see if this would be a good place to stay for several months during the winter as well as a base location for some great landscape photography. I've only been thru here for a short time years ago but remember seeing some incredible places. Im focusing on Chattanooga because of its proximity to the water and access to several good scenic locations.

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#7. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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>Thanks Diane
>
>I forgot you were from that part of the country. Appreciate
>the information. This is a recon trip to see if this would be
>a good place to stay for several months during the winter as
>well as a base location for some great landscape photography.
>I've only been thru here for a short time years ago but
>remember seeing some incredible places. Im focusing on
>Chattanooga because of its proximity to the water and access
>to several good scenic locations.
>
>Peter

Chattanooga is a GREAT location for a photographer. Much beautiful countryside and interesting cityscapes, within a short drive and even more within a 3-4 hour drive. If I weren't tied to my location by work and family, I would seriously consider moving there.

Look around for some travel guides & photography guides to Tennessee, lots of them on Amazon.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga has a great website, that might lead you to some good locations. I'm sure some of the members would have great tips for you.

To get the most out of your trip, consider extending it at least to early spring here, which will be mid-March. The spring greens in the mountains are amazing. That will let you miss the last of winter in Michigan, too!

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#8. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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Thanks again Diane

I'm spending some time on the net researching the region around Chattanooga. Lots of great places to see around there. And the weather looks ok for the winter.

Peter

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#3. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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Marietta, US
          

Not landscape, but there should be sandhill cranes at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge if you have a long lens.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 01-Dec-13 08:45 PM
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#6. "RE: Planning winter landscape photo trip to Tennessee"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Charlie,

I'll have my entire arsenal with me if I decide to head down there. Thanks for the information.

Peter

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