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06/14/2004 09:42:17 PM · #1
Hey, any local DPCer's in the area? Any of you been to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens?
06/14/2004 10:01:52 PM · #2
Originally posted by digistoune:

Hey, any local DPCer's in the area? Any of you been to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens?


I'm in north carolina and I live about 45 mins from DS gardens but I have never been.
06/14/2004 10:18:39 PM · #3
i'm in nc too, but have not been to them either. i'm not really into gardens though.
06/14/2004 11:00:28 PM · #4
I'm in SC, and never heard of DS Gardens... Where are they?
06/14/2004 11:08:38 PM · #5
They are in the Gastonia/Belmont area....

//www.stowegarden.org/

06/14/2004 11:17:05 PM · #6
I have heard they are pretty nice and a fellow at one of my favorite local camera stores said it's really beautiful right now because of the rain.
06/14/2004 11:34:36 PM · #7
I would love to check it out sometime...

06/14/2004 11:39:33 PM · #8
We might have to arrange a photo safari. Heard there was a neat butterfly pavillion in Charlotte as well.

Have ya'll heard of any other cool sites in the area? We moved here last August and with getting settled, I'm good to find my way home from Southpark (mall in NC) without getting hopelessly lost.
06/14/2004 11:47:46 PM · #9
There is a really neat butterfly exhibit going on here all summer too at the Catawba Science Center... I have a few photos from there that have come out fairly well....

//www.pbase.com/jmsetzler/butterflies


06/14/2004 11:48:58 PM · #10
Originally posted by digistoune:

We might have to arrange a photo safari. Heard there was a neat butterfly pavillion in Charlotte as well.

Have ya'll heard of any other cool sites in the area? We moved here last August and with getting settled, I'm good to find my way home from Southpark (mall in NC) without getting hopelessly lost.


Southpark is near I85 isn't it? Thats not too far north of Gastonia if I remember correctly. If you live in that area, we can certainly do some shooting :)
06/15/2004 12:19:40 AM · #11
Very nice b'fly pics! Nice lens too! (it's on my wish list).

Small world - my brother-in-law lives there!
I'm actually more south but certainly within driving distance of all the afore mentioned spots.
06/15/2004 03:49:24 AM · #12
I'm in North Carolina and I am going to the NC Arboretum this coming Saturday in Asheville. I have not been to the Daniel Stowe one, but I did add their site to my favourites because I plan to visit it this summer or fall. I will most likely be adding some shots I take at the arboretum to my Fotola portfolio around the first of next week, I'll post another reply with the link if anyone is interested.

I would be very interested in some advice about where to shoot in this area, I have been searching online for weeks to find something of interest....

Cheers!
06/15/2004 08:05:41 AM · #13
Folks say Asheville is a really fun and interesting place to visit so you shouldn't have any problems finding additional subjects to shoot. My hubby and I are going to the Highlands (NC) in July to photograph the falls and whatever other interesting stuff we find. I'll be using my 300D and he'll be using his Minolta X700 that he's had since high school (he used to shoot for the school paper and I'm trying to get him back into photography). I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

Have a good time at the arboretum!
06/15/2004 08:30:53 AM · #14
I'm in the eastern end of NC. I shoot at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on a monthly basis :).

If anyone heads out this direction, feel free to look me up.
06/15/2004 08:58:04 AM · #15
Everyone is in NC, I'd have to drive aways to get to anywhere I guess its a good thing I am at the top of SC! The Botanicle Gardens is close to us here. //www.clemson.edu/scbg/ or the Riverbanks Zoo is really nice lots of upgrading in the past few years...//www.riverbanks.org/
Lots more places than these...I would love to go exploring heres some more attractions for tourism here.//www.discoversouthcarolina.com/whattodo/gardens.asp
06/15/2004 09:04:18 AM · #16
Thanks for the links, Tracy!
06/15/2004 12:51:04 PM · #17
I like Riverbanks Zoo.

If you are into really out of the way historic places, Little Cataloochee (not the Cataloochee ski area) outside of Waynesville, NC is a neat place to visit.


06/15/2004 01:12:14 PM · #18
Originally posted by digistoune:

Folks say Asheville is a really fun and interesting place to visit so you shouldn't have any problems finding additional subjects to shoot.


i lived in asheville for half my life--and there are some *awesome* things to do there--and some fantastic places to take pics, no matter what your photographic interests are. if you ever go, let me know and i'll give you a heads-up on some cool stuff to do and see! :)
06/15/2004 01:32:25 PM · #19
Originally posted by Alecia:

Originally posted by digistoune:

Folks say Asheville is a really fun and interesting place to visit so you shouldn't have any problems finding additional subjects to shoot.


i lived in asheville for half my life--and there are some *awesome* things to do there--and some fantastic places to take pics, no matter what your photographic interests are. if you ever go, let me know and i'll give you a heads-up on some cool stuff to do and see! :)


We'll be in the area in July - going to shoot the falls in the Highlands region.
06/15/2004 04:09:45 PM · #20
I was in Western Carolina in April, but due to illness, had to curtail the trip. I'm definitely looking to go back in the near future, as I have some work to do there, so I'll be watching the posts for the formation of an "official GTG".
06/15/2004 04:17:00 PM · #21
It would be fun to pick a spot for the NC/SC people to get together sometime this summer :)


06/15/2004 04:27:08 PM · #22
There are some fun places around to shoot:

North Carolina Zoo (Ahseboro) - //www.nczoo.org
Carolina Raptor Center (Charlotte) - //www.birdsofprey.org
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens (Gastonia) - //www.dsbg.org
NC Transportation Museum (Spencer) - //www.nctrans.org
Great Smokey Mountain Railway (Dillsboro) - //www.gsmr.com
Battleship North Carolina - //www.battleshipnc.com
Grandfather Mountain - //www.grandfather.com
Grandfather Mountain's Highland Games - //www.gmhg.org/
Stone Mountain State Park - //www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/stmo/home.html

...just to name a few

06/15/2004 04:35:27 PM · #23
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

It would be fun to pick a spot for the NC/SC people to get together sometime this summer :)


I agree! Any other folks interested?
06/15/2004 05:27:37 PM · #24
Sign me up.
06/15/2004 06:30:44 PM · #25
Me too!
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