I shot this fast flowing mountain stream in the Smokies with a neutral density filter to slow the motion of the water and convey some sense of its power in slow motion waves.
I was struck by the color of these maple leaves in the foreground spiraling up from green to red in an inverted seasonal display. With summer days away the red leaves newly emerging already hint at autumn. The tall peak in the distance is Mt. Mitchell, the highest summit in the US east of […]
Spring reflections. This was shot with a neutral density filter to allow me to use the bright but warm light of late afternoon to gather all the reflections in this stream. With a 13 second exposure at f/20 I maximized depth of field to create a symmetry of green mossy boulders in the foreground […]
Somehow this very slow motion view of a stream reminds me of the old children’s song. In this alternate reality captured in 15 seconds with the assistance of a neutral density filter, life is but a dream. In the foreground the water seems slowed to gentle waves on an ocean while in the background the […]
The Rays of the setting sun are caught by the pine branches in the Black Mountains of North Carolina.
This is a completely different take on the same fire at a campground in the Smokies. This was taken at 1/80 when lots of sparks were flying off into the night
After a couple s’mores my interest in the fire in the Smoky Mountains turned to photography. I played with different angles and speeds and thought this one at 1/5 second shot from a tripod was the most interesting. The sharpness of the oak logs and a single leaf suspended in the fire contrasts with the […]
This black-bellied salamander was remarkably tame as it perched on a rock in a cool mountain stream in the Smoky Mountains. This one seems to have a few large scars on its face. The individuals fight over prime real estate, with each having a territory of around 190 square inches. No wonder they are always […]
This lion fish appears to be thinking Make My Day. Given their poison venom they can pretty much do whatever they want!
So ready for the weekend