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750 Views January 28, 2012
Lake Seed is a 240 acre (0.97 km²) reservoir with 13 miles (21 km) of shoreline located in Rabun County, in the northeastern corner of Georgia, USA. It is the second lake in a series of six lakes that follow the original riverbed of the Tallulah River. Each lake in the chain is created by hydroelectric dams operated by Georgia Power. Lake Seed is sandwiched between the northernmost lake in the series, Lake Burton, and Lake Rabun. Lake Rabun is followed by Lake Tallulah Falls, Lake Tugalo, and Lake Yonah. The reservoir elevation is listed as 1,765 feet on topographic maps, but Georgia Power considers the lake full at an elevation of 1,752.5 feet.
Lake Seed was formed in 1927 with the completion of the Nacoochee Dam, a gravity concrete and masonry dam that is 75 feet high and spans 490 feet. The associated Nacoochee Hydroelectric Plant has a capacity of 4,800 kilowatts. Nacoochee is derived from the Cherokee word that means “evening star.”
I stayed with the Grandkids camping on Lake Seed’s Georgia Power “Primitive” Campgrounds. It was a beautiful day until about 30 minutes after I arrived, then it hailed and rained with thunder and lightening. It did however pass over after everything and everybody was totally drenched. My camera was in a plastic bag thank goodness.
Since I’m not a morning person I decided to sleep over in soggy clothes just to photograph some nice spots on and around the lake during the early hours. This was the first series of shots.
Taken with my Canon Rebel, XTi, 3 photographs with -1, 0, 1 exposure settings, combined in Photomatix pro in the Grunge settings using High Smoothing. Then I used Picnik to bring up the contrast and color, then used PS4 to bring the resolution up to 300 before uploading to Red Bubble. Some folks like to know these kinds of things…..
You should VIEW LARGE for a really good effect!