After my lazy morning, I decided to make the most of a gorgeous (though chilly) afternoon, and head to South Holston Dam for a photo adventure and hill run. I was there on Monday to take the 8th grade class portrait for my school, and the leaves were gorgeous then. I figured I better get back as soon as I could to take photos for myself before the leaves fell!
I started out by taking photos from the top of the dam.
You can see the wind in the water!
I then went to the other end of the dam where I was able to take a little path about halfway down to the water. While there I decided to have a little fun with the tripod.
Next, I drove back down below the dam to park at the Osceola Island parking lot for my run. I ran from there up to the dam, across the dam, turned around and went back. It turned out to be exactly 5 miles, which I ran pretty hard. I loved pushing the winding hill up to the dam.
After the run, I thought I would just head home for a hot shower, but decided I should spend more time taking photos instead, so I wandered across a little footbridge to Osceola Island and then walked the trail around the island. I'm glad it was just barely warm enough out that I didn't get too cold after my run so that I was able to add the extra time outside! I got some cool photos.
I could hear a bird calling, but it took me awhile to locate it way up in the tree! It was facing towards me at the time so the red head wasn't visible. But I finally found it through my zoom lens. And then I had to hold the camera ready and stare at it until it finally decided to fly.
Just chilling, right below the weir dam. So cool!
A very fun, productive, and gorgeous afternoon!