Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finding Color in the Smokies

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Maybe it's the cooler mornings, and perhaps the crispness of the air, but I love Fall. Here in the Smokey Mountains of eastern Tennessee we wait patiently all year for the spectacle of fall color. Here our trees put on a display of color that rivals any show on earth. When the conditions are just right, Smokey Mountain color can be like something you just can't imagine. Although some years are better than others, every fall is worth a trip to see what nature has provided for us all. I have yet to be disappointed by any fall in these wonderful hardwood mountains. So......come see what you are missing. The show has started, and you still have time before the curtain falls.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Catching the Light

So much of my work is conditional upon the lighting available at the singular moment in time that I need to hit the shutter button. Too often, clouds, tree branches, blowing grasses, or whatever else can destroy an otherwise perfect moment for a photograph. An amazing amount of my time is spent simply waiting for the light to get right. Sometimes I find myself just sipping a coffee, as I wait for hours to see what the light is going to do to my subject. But, when it finally comes, and when you're ready for the magic moment........something special can happen.