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Ghostly

May 02, 2017 - LONG EXPOSURE - FILTERS CAN SAVE THE DAY On a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, the mission was to photograph w...
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Boulder Unmoved

April 25, 2017 - COMPOSING - ADD TO THE IMAGE BY TAKING AWAY Even though I live only four hours from the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennes...
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Wartrace TN

February 28, 2017 - TEXTURING - ADDING DEPTH I can't count how many times I've passed by this location, always commenting, "Someday I need...
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Oxbow Bend

February 07, 2017 - DO OVER - PROCESSING MATURITY I had posted the first version of this image in 2015. The popular photographic location k...
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Small Town Americana

February 03, 2017 - STRAIGHT LINES - CURVED LINES The barber pole caught my eye as I walked around the small town square with a friend and...
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Okay To Think Small

January 19, 2017 - SHAPES OF THE SUBJECT - OR THE SHAPES ARE THE SUBJECT The plan was to take advantage of the forecast of partly cloudy s...
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Creative Light

January 04, 2017 - BOTANY BAY - CREATIVE LIGHT If you follow my blog entries, you may remember this image in black and white. I wanted to...
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Summertime Dining

October 26, 2016 - SIMPLE SUBJECT - SPECIAL LIGHT I honestly don't know why this scene caught my attention. Maybe it's the contrast betwee...
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Tree In The Middle

October 08, 2016 - BLACK AND WHITE - SELECTING THE RIGHT SUBJECT Another veterans cemetery in Nashville, TN. I don't know why I don't do a...
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Veterans Cemetery

September 28, 2016 - NOT FORGOTTEN - THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE Visiting a cemetery may not be at the top of the list of photo ops. In fact, it...
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Classic At The Coker Museum

September 22, 2016 - CLASSIC FORD - STANDOUT AMONG MANY This is a big departure from my usual landscape image but I was excited to discover...
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Dogwood Canyon

September 14, 2016 - MORE THAN JUST FISHING - THANK YOU JOHN MORRIS On a recent vacation to Branson, MO, we discovered a nature area call Do...
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Bringing Back Memories

September 07, 2016 - LITTLE SURPRISES - ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL When I have my camera bag on my back, I'm usually looking for that per...
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Slowing The Flow

July 26, 2016 - USING THE RIGHT TOOLS - VARIABLE ND FILTER IN THE BAG When traveling to a new location far from home, you frequently fi...
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

July 20, 2016 - SHORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR - PROTECTION FROM THE ROCKS Continue further north in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you will...
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Marquette Harbor Light

July 05, 2016 - NICE DISCOVERY - AFTER 40 YEARS In the early 70's, I was stationed at the air force base in Marquette, Michigan for thr...
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Michigan River

June 28, 2016 - PARTLY CLOUDY - ALL IN THE TIMING Recently traveled to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to visit my wife's family and to...
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The Rule of Threes

June 14, 2016 - BISON - MASTER OF DISGUISE Last year's trip to Yellowstone National Park was a tremendous thrill. Beautiful landscapes,...
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Ribbons of Color

June 02, 2016 - LINES - GOD MADE AND MAN MADE If given a choice, I think I like sunsets better than sunrises. The obvious reason, I don...
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Morning Light

May 24, 2016 - COMPOSITION - MORE THAN ONE RULE Rules are made to be broken, right? That certainly holds true in the world of photogra...
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Alone On The Beach

May 17, 2016 - BLACK AND WHITE - SEEMS APPROPRIATE I don't process a lot of black and white. I'm not sure why black and white is not o...
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Quiet Time

May 10, 2016 - YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR - NOTHING Another beautiful location tucked away from the more traveled areas of Magnolia Plantatio...
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Shady Lane

May 04, 2016 - GOD'S SCULPTURE - YEARS IN THE MAKING When I visited this iconic location near Charleston, SC, I was in awe of the beau...
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Springtime In The South

April 25, 2016 - ANOTHER REFLECTION - CALM WATER I had an opportunity to attend a Tony Sweet workshop in Charleston, SC. One of the shoo...
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Tulip Reflection

April 05, 2016 - CREATING REFLECTION - POWER OF POST-PROCESSING This time of the year, it's hard for me not to be influenced by the colo...
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Clear Water

March 08, 2016 - POWER OF A POLARIZER - SEEING EVERYTHING The water was flowing nicely in this stretch of the river. Unfortunately, the...
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Fear of Heights

March 02, 2016 - WET ROCKS - EDGE OF A CLIFF My wife and I have good friends that have done a lot of hiking in middle Tennessee. It's gr...
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Creative Cropping

February 23, 2016 - MACHINE FALLS - BEING SELECTIVE This waterfall has been on my to-do list since Christmas. It was described, and correct...
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Main Street Bridge

February 16, 2016 - REVIVE AN IMAGE - CREATIVE LICENSE I may have mentioned this before but I wish I had a painter's talent. One of my daug...
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Blanket of Color

February 09, 2016 - FALL IN THE SMOKIES - MISTY MORNING I took this photo while standing in a heavy mist at the end of a dead end road. Act...
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Minimalistic

February 02, 2016 - SIMPLICITY - A LITTLE ARTSY APPLICATION This is inside one of the cabins at Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountain Nat...
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Another Houseboat

January 26, 2016 - COLORFUL HOUSEBOAT - SOMEONE'S "HOME SWEET HOME" By all standards, I would be described as very conservative and certai...
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Houseboat Street

January 20, 2016 - OLD IMAGE - NEW LOOK I always wanted to be an artist. I could see myself sitting in front of a blank canvas and start c...
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Another Sunrise In The Smokies

January 12, 2016 - GOD'S CREATION - ANOTHER SUNRISE I don't know how anyone can experience the natural beauty around us and not believe in...
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Sunrise In The Smokies

January 05, 2016 - BLAZING SKY - SHARING THE MOMENT Another image from the Smoky Mountain Summit conference last fall in Townsend, TN. Bra...
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Abundance of Color

December 29, 2015 - END OF THE ROAD - LITERALLY This is just one of the many fantastic locations in the Smoky Mountains. In the fall, thous...
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Great Smokey Mountains

December 24, 2015 - THE SMOKIES - APPROPRIATELY NAMED It's only a short 3 1/2 hour drive to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park from m...
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Transform

December 15, 2015 - ONCE A TOY - NOW ARTWORK Photographer, Bill Fortney, has had a tremendous influence on my photography in the last sever...
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Nostalgia

December 11, 2015 - BLUE CORNER - LITTLE CORNER OF NOSTALGIA Several of my recent posts are from my trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowston...
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Americana

December 02, 2015 - SEARCH YOUR OWN BACKYARD - TWO MILES FROM HOME I don't travel much anymore. When I was on the lecture circuit I was spe...
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Yellowstone National Park

November 24, 2015 - WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM - OR IS IT BISON The last few blogs have been about the images I captured while on vacation in t...
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Jackson Lake

November 18, 2015 - JACKSON LAKE - DISGUISE A BORING SKY I think I have mentioned this in other posts, that when traveling, you may not alw...
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Grand Tetons

November 13, 2015 - OXBOW BEND - MULTIPLE LAYERS It's hard not to get a great photo in the Grand Tetons. Well, actually that's not true. Th...
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Moulton Ranch

November 04, 2015 - FAMOUS MOULTON RANCH BARN - STRAYING FROM THE CROWD My wife, daughter and son-in-law recently visited northwestern Wyom...
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The Boardwalk

October 26, 2015 - LOOKING BEHIND - MAY FIND THE SHOT Another sunrise without an exciting sky. I was heading back to the hotel discouraged...
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Fernadina Beach

October 14, 2015 - SUNRISE - DISGUISE A BORING SKY I'm not a beach person. I truly believe my life would be more fulfilled if I enjoyed be...
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Tybee Island Lighthouse

October 06, 2015 - TYBEE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - NATURAL LIGHT I've been taught, and I know from experience, the best natural light occurs in...
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Greeter Falls

September 29, 2015 - PLAN B - CHANGING SUBJECTS Linda and I have good friends that do a lot of hiking and exploring of the Cumberland Platea...
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Seeing Differently

June 29, 2015 - DON'T DELETE IT - WORK WITH IT When shooting the Spring runoff in the Gatlinburg, TN area, there were a lot of photogra...
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Smokies In The Spring

April 23, 2015 - CADES COVE - DAYBREAK IN THE COVE I had a chance to attend a His Light Workshop conducted by my mentor, Bill Fortney. T...
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Taking It Slow

November 20, 2014 - LOOKING GLASS FALLS - FIRST STOP My wife and I had visited our daughter and her family in South Carolina. On the return...
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Field Of Yellow

October 06, 2014 - FRESH LOOK - POST PROCESS EXPERIMENT I recently began playing with a new software called "Impression" from Topaz Labs....
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St. Croix Sunset

September 09, 2014 - ST. CROIX SUNSET - CONSISTENT GLOW My wife and I have had two trips to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. This image was sho...
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Pedestrian Crossing

December 10, 2013 - CROSS WALK - NO ONE CROSSING This section of Christiansted, on the island of St. Croix, has a lot of closed or abandone...
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Signs of Fall

December 07, 2013 - FALL COLORS - RESTING ON THE ROCKS This was going to be my only trip to the Smokies this year so I was looking for that...
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Fall Colors

November 08, 2013 - PIGEON FORGE TN - FALL COLORS IN THE SMOKIES Last weekend, my wife and I attended a Couples Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN...
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St. Croix

November 05, 2013 - ST. CROIX - A SLOW RECOVERY This is my second trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. A good friend of mine has a beaut...
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First Hint Of Fall

October 03, 2013 - FALL IS IN THE AIR - COLOR IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE Middle Tennessee doesn't get the vivid Fall colors of New England or eve...
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Blue Bicycle

September 25, 2013 - OLD BLUE BIKE - I'M OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER I can remember the day when this bicycle would have been new for someone. Ma...
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Chihuly Tree

September 22, 2013 - CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN - A GLASS TREE I pulled this image out of the archives for a photo class I'm teaching. The l...
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Black & White

September 20, 2013 - RARE SNOW FALL IN TENNESSEE - SOMETIMES BLACK & WHITE IS BETTER We don't get much snowfall in middle Tennessee so I don...
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A Classic Era

August 31, 2013 - FRIST CENTER- PRESERVING CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE For those not familiar, the Frist Center is a now a beautiful museum in N...
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Shooting A Classic

August 02, 2013 - 1967 MUSTANG - ONE FINE CLASSIC As I mentioned in the last blog, I was anxious to shoot this automobile. This is only o...
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The Texture Came Later

July 23, 2012 - ST. CROIX ARCHITECTURE - BRINGING OUT THE TEXTURE The city of Christiansted has a variety of architecture, made even mo...
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Returning To Macro

July 17, 2012 - MARVELOUS MACRO - SEEING THE NOT SO OBVIOUS I don't consider myself a "flower" guy. But maybe it's because I never real...
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Classic Florida

June 07, 2012 - A LONG DRIVEWAY - KINGSLEY PLANTATION I was on my way to the coastal waters for beach shots. The sign announcing the en...
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Mongolia Missions Trip

February 28, 2012 - BLESSED WITH BEAUTY - MONGOLIA I had the opportunity to participate in a missions trip to the Mongolian village of Hasv...
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Creating A Look

February 26, 2012 - CREATING A LOOK - HDR OVER THE TOP A couple of years ago, I discovered the HDR process. And like many, I wanted everyon...
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