Category Archives: Fall Color
The 2012 Nature Visions Expo was another winner. This group does a tremendous job each year with a an event that takes a ton of time and volunteer help. I was happy with the way my new presentation, Discovery & The Creative Choice went. Thank you, to all that came out for the lecture. If you’ve not been to the event, pencil it in for next year. There are terrific vendors available with great show deals on lots of good gear. The lectures, workshops and keynote are all very well planned with excellent speakers and teachers. It is a great event.
I’ve added a new Folio to my Folios tab, Ireland.
The blog picture is yet another from that magical two days I had at Hidden Lake. This was very late in the day just before I captured the single yellow tree with reflection posted a few posts back. The light lasted for just a minute and I was only able to make four images in that time. This is one.
The main or lead blog image was captured 3 days after the image below. The lead image was captured in soft overcast diffused light. The other (below) in early morning, soft gold light. Essentially the same scene captured on different days in different light. Two completely different feeling images. Light matters.
I’m in the process of finalizing my new presentation, Discovery & Creative Choice for the Natures Vision Expo on Saturday. In addition to the lecture, I’ll be doing a breakout session which will cover Topaz software and ideas about how to use it in your digital workflow. I hope to see you there!
My tour partner Dan Sniffin is selling his 17″ MacBook Pro. It was recently sent back to Apple for some issues and came back totally refurbished with a brand new motherboard and hard drive. It is essentially new! In the meantime, he decided to buy a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (drool). The 17″ he is selling has not been used since being refurbished a month ago. It is a mid 2009 model purchased in December of 2009 with a 500GB hard drive, 4GB RAM and matte screen. He has an 8GB RAM upgrade kit that was not installed that he will throw in too. A very solid computer for $975.00! Let me know of your interest and I’ll hook you up with Dan.
Today’s blog image is from Hidden lake again. The weather this day could not have been better. I had just rained making the trunks of the trees wet with soft overcast light and no wind! When I arrived and looked across the lake at this scene my eyeballs about fell out. This is about as lush as I have ever seen foliage.
Dan and I have locked in our 2013 tours. Just click on the tours link at the top of the page. We hope to see you on one next year. I am working on my local workshops and hope to have that page updated by the end of November.
The image today, is from the chimney tops picnic area in the Smoky Mountains. With images like this, it is important to move left and right until you separate the trees as much as possible. The image would feel clumpy if you had trees stacked on top of each other or merging with one another.
Each time I’ve been to the Smokies in the fall, this portion of the road to Cades Cove is magical. It feels like you are in a tunnel of lush yellow. We could not resist stopping to get a shot this time.
The gang in the Smokies was tremendous and flexible. Flexible as we needed to modify our schedule due to weather changing daily. All in all, we did very well with lush open forest color and great graphic images. Honestly, more interesting to photograph than a wall of color to me. The blog image is another favorite from the trip. My tour partner Dan Sniffin, found the scene. I was initially not overwhelmed, however, when I processed it, it came to life and I understood what he saw. A lesson was learned that day and I have now added this type of scene to my visual memory bank. I will be looking for similar scenes in the future. More about visual memory in the future!
Before the group arrived and the rain moved in, Dan and I had a chance to shoot reflections with yummy colors in the river. Very disappointed that the group will not have a chance to shoot these on this trip, however, the big storm is throwing bad weather our way. We sure hope our friends who are in the path of this powerful storm are kept safe!