You might want to place Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway on you list. They are not that far away. There are also many beautiful wayerfalls in western South Carolina and Western North Carolina.
You look G-r-e-a-a-a-t!!!!!!!!
You might want to find a copy of:
North Carolina Waterfalls by Kevin Adams
Subtitle is: Where to find them and how to photograph them. Just saw a used copy on line for $4.
I use this book and it is very helpful.
I think you hit this on the head! 👍
Just ordered a Platypus Mac to take. Again, thank you!
Wow, had never heard anything about not using a tripod! Thank you for the heads up on that! I will need to be balancing ISO, shutter speed and apiture to control exposure and eliminate movement. I will need to shoot at a higher shutter speed than average because of my shortcomings. This was a very helpful response!
Great feedback! I appreciate any and all information!
I will be using a Sony a7rII and using a Canon 70-200mm lens and adaptor. Would be open to suggestions of other lens. Also considering a Sony lens to decrease the weight.
I will be going to Machu Pichuu next year and will be limited to 11 pounds when I take the bus to Machu Pichuu. I will be 72 when I go and not very steady holding my camera. Should I try to take a tripod of some type or just increase the shutter speed? I hate to increase the ISO and lose detail. Has anyone made a visit under similar cercumstances and can make recommendations? Later going to Galapagos.
I think it might be a tree runner?
I use 64s but I format them, store my photos on the camera, download them directly from the camera to Lightroom and only when they are full remove the card and store the card as an addition backup of my images.
Thanks for all the help and information on the trip! Looking forward to planning the trip and had not thought of the dry bag! Looks like most people who responded went at the end of the dry season (November). Thinking about that time of year.
Would love to see your photos. Photography, as you might presume, is my main reason for visiting!