Saturday, November 3, 2012


ISO 100, f/8, 5 seconds, 19mm
  Fall color has just about disappeared in East Tennessee. There are still a few trees with bright yellow and orange leaves still hanging on, but the dense color that was here a couple of weeks ago has left us.
  Tim Owens and I drove up the Cherohala Skyway on Wednesday with the hope of catching some shots of the beautiful snow that had fallen a couple of days before. Unfortunately, there just wasn't any snow to be seen on the Skyway so we turned back and went to Indian Boundary to hopefully catch some neat reflections on the lake.
  Color had already left Indian Boundary and the light left us so fast that we didn't have much time to compose many shots.
  Right before we left, though, I saw this small stump sticking up out of the water with all of these old leaves scattered around it under the water. The sky was reflecting from just to the right of the stump and casting a white glow on the water. It was perfect for a black and white shot.
  With all the leaves laying around the stump and the sky's white cast it was a beautiful way of noticing what fall has left behind and that winter was coming upon us fast and hard. The cold temperatures didn't do much to distract it either.


  1. I love this one, Jerry! There's something lonely about that stump, something that adds a huge layer of tension to the scene especially when processed in black-and-white like this. Great picture!