Atop Grassy Ridge Bald - View South - Panoramic East-to-West

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Comments (6)

David Brown Photogra… on February 28, 2009

This is really nice. I love the detail when zoomed into this one.

I use Hugin for my Panoramas and enjoy them very much (taking, making and looking).

Kevin Childress on March 1, 2009

Thanks - This is one of my favorite panaramas ... an the spot earned me another SB6K peak!

I'm not familiar with Hugin. The panaramas I have are just a product of an imbedded camera feature - I really know jack about photography!

David Brown Photogra… on March 2, 2009

Just worked out what the SB6K is - most interesting. For someone who (says they) knows jack, I think you do alright!


Are you enjoying the snow?

Kevin Childress on March 3, 2009

Enjoying the snow? Mmmmmm, let me think .... not at the moment! Truthfully it was beautiful yesterday morning; fluffy pillows caked to trees all around. After some thaw we’re left with a sheet of ice! But on the bright side, we only lost electricity for 14 hours through it all … would rather be hiking!!!

Kevin Childress on December 13, 2009

This panoramic shows many interesting features south of the AT, and in this case as seen from atop Grassy Ridge Bald. All foreground in this picture is the bald itself

Far left background – See Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock Mountain, two of the most distinctive features along the eastern rim of Linville Gorge (may have to zoom-in to see these peaks)

Left center middle ground – See Razorback Ridge across Little Yellow Mountain, Hawk Mountain and Lightwood Mountain

Left center background – See Spear Tops, White Rocks and Yellow Mountain

Center background – Shows many predominant peaks across the Black Mountains range; here seven peaks above 6,000 feet, (left to right) Mt. Mitchell, Mount Craig, Balsam Cone, Potato Hill, Winter Star Mountain, Gibbs Mountain, Celo Knob - all accessible via the Black Mountain Crest Trail

Right center middle ground – Town of Spruce Pine, NC situated in the valley

Far Right – A) Roan High Bluff - Look carefully and you can make out State Road 1348 leading to the Roan High Bluff parking area. B) Roan High Knob – Home of the highest elevation AT shelter at 6,285 ft

David Brown Photogra… on December 13, 2009

Thanks for drawing me back again Kevin I do enjoy this panorama and I cannot wait for my Christmas hiking break this year. Thanks also for the detailed description. I did recognize Table Rock but thats about it.

I'd be surprised if you can't see our house in this picture.

All the best!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 27, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2009/02/15 10:42:23
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 5.85mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash