Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Frozen Fog Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Little River in Black and White

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.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Reflections in Downtown Maryville

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.

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