Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 35mm, ISO 100, f/16, 3 Exposures,
  If you have ever wondered why they call them the Smoky Mountains, this is a very good example.
  No that school is out for summer vacation, I have the mornings to go and shoot photographs. My first such opportunity was last Friday. I woke up early and was driving down Hwy 360/Citico Rd from Vonore, TN at roughly 6:10 am.  It was an overcast morning so I was on the lookout for some type of reflection to shoot with no sun or blue skies to make a nice sunrise.
  I happened to notice some fog rising up through the mountains as the dew evaporated.  I knew this was the subject I was after so I looked for a vantage point on the lake to capture my subject.
  I came to a spot where Hwy 360 turns right to go to Ball Play and the Ball Play Bridge crosses the lake parallel to the mountains. I pulled over and set up right next to the bridge and across the lake was this incredible scene of the fog, mountains, and not a ripple in the water from my spot all the way across the lake.  The clouds started breaking and created a wonderful reflection.
  While enjoying the weekend with my brother's at my mother's house in Big Sandy, TN, my brother JIM DENHAM and I sat down and did the HDR processing on these brackets and I was extremely happy with the outcome.
  The night before, I was treated to my early Father's Day present when I purchased a Promaster 19-35mm wide angle lens from an individual on Craig's List.  I have been in search of just such a wide angle lens since I used my sister-in-law's Quantaray 19-35 to shoot my niece's wedding and I found this one for $75.  With this as the first set of shots from it, I consider it money well spent.

1 comment:

  1. Good God, here, Jerry, you actually took my breath away just now. What an AMAZING scene! Wow, the details are exquisite, and I love the way the shoreline leads the eye through the frame here. Not to mention that reflection is absolutely top drawer my friend!!! GREAT capture!