Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Canon EOS REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, ISO 100, f/16, 13 sec.
  Reaching back in the archive from last October I found this shot from River Rd in the Cherokee National Forest.  I remember this morning very vividly. It was about 50°F at about 6:30am and very cold sitting on a very large rock  to get this vantage point.
 I processed in Sepia black and white and really love the way it displays the still water as almost black ice adding to the cold feel of the morning.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Canon EOS REBEL XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 19mm, ISO 100, f/14, 2.5 sec.
  I have been trying for 12 years to work this little stump into a photograph.  This spot is right in front of my workplace on Tellico Lake in Vonore, TN. It seems like there is an incredible sunrise 2-3 times a week and no matter how many times I photograph this stump I am just never happy with the outcome.
  Well Monday morning was a banner day. I was trying for some long exposures withe this stump in the foreground and actually was happy with one of my 45 second exposures that I will post later.
  About 10 minutes after starting to shoot, the clouds started to break and the sun was peaking through giving me this awesome view. I blended a shot that exposed the foreground and another that exposed the background together and viola.
  This stump has stumped me no more.

Sunday, September 25, 2011