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.


  1. Nice job Jerry, it turned out great!

  2. Looks really cool. I like how you need to make out the details yourself a bit in the tree stump.

  3. Great job on the perseverance and the results are definitely well worth it, my good friend!

  4. You waited, planned and waited some more, and this is an awesome payoff. What a scene, sky and colors.

  5. Patience and timing are everything. Great job!