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.
One of my favorite places on earth is Cades Cove. This over loved area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park always has great opportunity for interesting subjects to photograph if you can aviod the crowds of people and photographers. I shot this in the early morning hours after a light frost. This was shot old school with a Canon SLR using the legendary Kodachrome 25 film. I used a tripod with a 200mm telephoto fixed lens. The only way to get the correct exposure on a subject like this is to shoot on manual. The camera set on auto with light this dynamic will cause you to miss a great shot. I have classesI teach at a local College in Tennessee that I cover my 30 plus years of experience as a professional photographer. Here is a link if you would be interested in my classes pstcc.com or call the office at 865-539-7167.
As I was driving home from work I saw a thunder storm starting to form. The clouds were so big as I was driving I was looking for a good view to take. There it was the old barn that was dwarfed by the clouds. I used a 200mm lens to bring the cloud in close to the barn. With Photoshop I made the image black and White keeping only the red of the barn in the image.