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 best time to shoot is early morning at first light or late evening at last light. I drove in the fog and dark from my house all the way to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I waited in the dark on the gate to be open into Cades Cove loop road. The Park Service opens the gate as soon the sun starts to rise. The gate was open to a magical sunrise through a thick fog. What a wonderful place to have a camera!! I stop at an area with trees in an open field. I started shooting the sunrise through the trees when suddenly a buck top the hill coming full speed toward me. The deer was startled as much as I was. I had the camera mounted to my tripod so all I had to do was focus on the deer instead of the distance trees. Alway get to your location in the dark before first light.