This is a photo blog of self expression. All the images I post are self assignments driven by the need for more creativity in my life. This is my escape from the everyday shooting as a professional photographer.
The interesting thing about a very cold winter in the Smoky Mountains is the possibility of fog freezing on the trees. It usually happens in the morning hours so getting up early is required. I love morning light so that is not a problem for me. Notice the fog did not cover all of the trees because the wind moves the fog randomly. In the mountains the wind can be very unpredictable. I shoot it with my 4x5 Golan camera using Fuji chrome 50 sheet film.
This photo was taken with my 6x7 Pentax using a tripod. Fuji chrome 50 film was used with a 50mm lens set at f-22 with a exposure of 2 seconds. With this camera I always had to lock up the mirror in order to keep the image sharp. I scanned the transparence then used photoshop to convert the image to a black and white by using only the green channel. I then converted the image back to RGB so I could add a warm red tint to the image. The 6 x 7 format made it possible to go very large on prints. This image was displayed at Deer Park Inn for about a year and was sold at galleries in Asheville North Carolina.
This photo was made during the Basic Photography class I teach at Pellissippi. We had an urban field trip in downtown Maryville working on night photography skills . I used a tripod with a 1.3 second exposure f-25 ISO 3200.