Roswell Riverwalk

by Bethany Plonski August. 21, 2019 296 views

Life has been a little overwhelming lately, but even though I haven't had as much time to post or comment in the last few weeks, I have been taking lots of photos. These are from a few weeks ago, but today's article about fog photography made me think of them.

When I visited the Chattahoochee Nature Center's butterfly exhibit, I intentionally parked over a mile away because I wanted to get out early, but the park gates don't open until 9 a.m. So I figured I'd kill a little time walking along the Roswell Riverwalk, which leads right up to the park. The Chattahoochee is usually shrouded in fog in the mornings, and it was especially beautiful seeing it in the day's first light.

I didn't realize it until I returned to the car later, but I parked across from the Atlanta Rowing Club, which explained why I saw several rowboats passing by.

The part of the riverwalk I visited was mostly a boardwalk, but in a few places it switched to sidewalks and foot paths.

There were a lot of hibiscus/marsh mallow plants blooming along the bank.

The nature center also owns a private riverfront trail area, so after I saw the butterflies, I went to check that out and met a mama deer and fawn. :)

I've been back to different parts of the Chattahoochee chasing fog twice since this visit. One of these days I'll get around to sharing the rest of those photos!

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Andi Saw 3 weeks, 3 days ago

WOW, WOW, WOW blue heart

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Andi Saw 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you, Andi! smile

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Russell Smith 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Beautiful series . I love #5

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you! I wasn't expecting much from that one because the boat was moving fast, so it was a nice surprise. smile

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Pete 4 weeks, 1 day ago

awesome . Love the fog on the water and what a great find in spotting Bamby

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Pete 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you, Pete! I've been having a lot of fun hunting fog by the river lately. smile

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Heike 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Wonderful atmospheric photos!!! Really love them. I often plan to get up early on a weekend, to make some fog-pics, especially in autumn, but I never do so. smile And in the week I'm always too much in hurry in the morning...

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Heike 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you, Heike! Waking up early is a real struggle for me, I've always been more of a night owl. smile But once I get past the initial grogginess, I do enjoy how quiet and peaceful it is to be out first thing in the morning.

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Camellia 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Bethany, I am out of adjectives, just know I LOVED these photos.🤎🖤🧡

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much, Camellia! That means a lot to me. smile

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Ewa Poplawska 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Stunning images!!!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Ewa Poplawska 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked them!

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Buster Bruce 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Beautiful images- breathtaking really!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Buster Bruce 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Buster! It was one of the most memorable morning photo walks I've had in some time. I love fog!

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Greg Blaney 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Beautiful pictures Bethany. Your strategy of getting up early and walking the extra distance really paid off! I love the reflectionshow you've  captured, especially in #6.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Greg Blaney 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Greg! I really liked that stretch of the boardwalk from #6. With the still water in the marshy areas and the shape of the boardwalk itself, there were lots of interesting reflections there.

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Jay Boggess 4 weeks, 1 day ago

WOW! Wonderful series! 
It certainly does pay to get up early, especially when you have places like this near by!
That Mama deer is teaching her baby to be vigilant!
#5 perfection!

grinning

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much! I am slowly being converted to an early riser through experiences like these. smile And I was surprised the fawn actually seemed more cautious than the mama, but I'm sure it will serve her well. I always worry a little for fawns whenever I see them, they seem so fragile!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 4 weeks ago

My pleasure, Sis!
I wake without the need for an alarm, about 1/2 an hour before sunrise & make sure I have time for a ride or walk outside, to watch the setting sun, as well 
There are a couple of "mama" deer with their fawns, that hang around my place. I think these "moms" may know that raising their "kids" in or close to civilization, until they are old enough to fend for themselves, gives them protection from the large predators, like cougars, which we never see in town....

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 3 weeks, 2 days ago

I can't even imagine waking without an alarm...I think I could sleep forever if I could get away with it. grinning 
Good observation about the mamas and their kids too!

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Bill Baird 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Over the top again !

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Bill Baird 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Bill! I really appreciate it.

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Bill Baird Replied to Bethany Plonski 4 weeks ago

I've never seen anyone get anywhere near this many comments before !!!  And all are well deserved.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Bill Baird 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Many thanks - I really appreciate it!

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Sherry Hill 1 month ago

these are incredible.. the fog, the deer, the ducks, nature.. all so beautiful.. but i surprised myself, by going back to the b/w shot of the people rowing.. not that it's not a beautiful shot, it's just not like me to enjoy a people shot so much..  :)

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Sherry! It's so interesting to know which photos affect people. I was surprised the boat grabbed my attention too. I usually prefer nature so much that I hardly notice what people are doing in the vicinity, but there was something kind of ghostly about the boats moving through the fog so quietly.

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Piotr Matura 1 month ago

Amazing photos, Bethany, every single one of them. But the ones with the fog made in golden hour, the one with the rowboat... o gosh, these are perfect! smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Piotr Matura 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment, and glad you enjoyed them. smile

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Antonio Gil 1 month ago

Fog is a wonderful photo theme, and you've done such a good work Bethany. Also love the deer pictures

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you so much! I love fog and mist, they are one of the best consolations of living in a hot, humid climate. smile Looking forward to fall when there will be more opportunities to see mist near the lakes and smaller streams too.

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Björn Roose 1 month ago

Nice shots again, Bethany smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 1 month ago

Thank you! It was one of those outings that reminded me of the value of waking up early. smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

Beautiful place and photos. Well done

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

Thank you so much! I wish I didn't live so far from it, or I'd be out there all the time.

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