Monday, July 25, 2011


Canon EOS REBEL XS, Canon 50mm 1.8 II lens, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 sec.
  Saturday morning both a disappointment and a success.  The disappointment came early when I drove less than a mile down the Cherohala Skyway from our Kabins at the KOA in Tellico Plains, TN to photograph a beautiful rocky cascade only to find out that any path to it from the road or river was either snaky looking or covered in poisson ivy.  After my bout with poisson ivy earlier this year I will take no chances anymore.
  The success came when I returned to the Kampground (KOA starts cabin & campground with K to be cute I guess) and after coming out of the shower noticed a bush of pink roses absolutely covered in dew.  There were other flowers there too, just not as photogenic as this bush was. I ran back to the Kabin and grabbed my gear with trusty 50mm on the mount.
  Couldn't believe how much dew covered these flowers. It was awesome.
  A few minutes later a bumblebee set down on one of these flowers and added some extra photo opportunities that I will share in a later post.


  1. Beauty Jer! That is a lot of dew!

  2. Nice shot man. Can't wait to see the one with the bumble.

    And man, it's just a little poison ivy. Suck it up! That's what they make that stinky pink lotion for. :)