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Tag: EM1 Mark II

A Quiet Place

It’s been a few years since I visited Montgomery Bell State Park. I believe I’ve explored almost every corner of this park, but there’s one little nook I always pay a visit when I’m in the area. This secluded area is home to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the replica log cabin where the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was founded in 1810. I find this area peaceful. I love walking into the church where the only illumination is the light shining through the stained glass windows. You can almost hear yourself think. I’ve often sat in the pew reflecting on life.

Some Nashville Perspectives

We had a break in the weather yesterday. The sun was actually out and the temperature was mild. It was a perfect evening to take some pictures and a nice time of day to be in the heart of downtown Nashville. I had a shot in mind of a perspective I’ve shot recently at night. I wanted to see what it looked like close to sunset. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I grabbed a shot anyway.  With the sun getting lower and lower, I figured I would make my way to some popular areas to salvage what little

Dull Sunset

I took the long way home to catch the final moments of light at one of my favorite bridges, The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. The clouds were thick enough that only an obscured point of light from the sun was shining through. I was not expecting much, but I took a chance that I might get some color shooting back toward the west. In my experience chasing sunsets, I’ve learned that sunsets can change quickly. They could change into a masterpiece or they could just fizzle out. One thing is for sure, you have to be ready regardless of the

Shutter Therapy in Motor Alley

Every now and then I get the urge to go out and shoot something. During these times, I don’t have anything particular in mind. I just need to feed the craving of creating something through the viewfinder. Depending on the time of day or night, I will seek out interesting light or subjects. Some of my subjects are things I’ve shot in the past, like the images in this post. The Motor Alley building got a make over recently, so it became my target for my late night shutter therapy. This session would have been quicker, but it was extremely

Escape

I’ve been very active over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If you take a look at my last several blog posts, you will see the types of events I’ve been shooting. It’s been fun and I loved every minute of it, but it has been quite the job. When you are shooting events that are unfolding before you, there is a pressure to get the shot. There are no do-overs. Working under pressure, be it pressure from a client or the pressure you put on yourself, can be exhausting. That’s why I feel it is important to recharge your

Columbia Christmas Parade 2019

It’s Christmas time once again. I was fortunate to have some time to capture Columbia’s 33rd Annual Christmas Parade. The historic West 7th Street and the 40 foot Christmas Tree in front of the courthouse provides the perfect backdrop for a Christmas parade. Even though it was a cold night, the streets were lined with people of all ages along West 7th street and around the square. The Christmas spirit was alive and well. I tend to forget about the cold once I get into the zone. The adrenaline starts flowing and the only thing I think about is getting

Black Friday on the Black Top

I was thankful to have another wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. We’ve had another blessed year. I’m also thankful for some free time to indulge in my favorite past time, street photography. I’ve never been one to participate in the Black Friday frenzy, but we definitely take advantage of the sales. This is usually through online purchases. In fact, on my way to my favorite street photography theater, Nashville, I stopped at an electronics store to pick up a new lens I ordered online the night before. I was dreading the crowd, but I managed to get in and out

Night of Lights!

Another year is about to come to a close as I find myself at the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event on the square in Columbia, Tennessee. It seems like yesterday that I was preparing to shoot the first 40 foot tree lighting festivities. Where has the time gone? Now that the city of Columbia has lit the tree, the Christmas season has officially started! Those who follow me know I like telling stories with my images. I believe the best way to do that is to create a body of work. In a body of work, there are 4

Columbia First Fridays – October 4th, 2019

Coincidentally, the last time I shot a First Fridays event was exactly 2 years ago in October. I shot the 2017 event on Kodak Portra 800 color film during the day and shot my DSLR at night. You can read about that day and see those pictures here. With some free time and perfect weather, I decided to take a stroll downtown to check out the festivities of the 2019 October First Fridays event in Columbia. This event has grown by leaps and bounds. More food, more music, more people and that good ole southern hospitality makes this event a

Visiting Old Friends

Quite often, I like revisiting some of my favorite subjects. It may be on a whim or it may be a planned shoot. The subject matter is the same and it’s not the same. Different time of year, different time of day and different weather are all aspects that make the same subject different. Over the years, I’ve shot these locations with a variety of cameras including film cameras. I’ve used medium format, 135, four thirds, micro four thirds and my phone. I’ve shot in sunny weather as well as snow and rain. When you add a different camera, a

Maury County Fair 2019

No matter where you find yourself in this country, you can probably find a state or county fair within driving distance during the summer. Amusement parks and fairs always trigger a since of nostalgia for me. When the fair came to my childhood hometown, I could see the lights from my front porch. I could not wait to ride the Ferris Wheel and take a bite out of a candy apple. Playing games and winning prizes was just as fun. I’ve always known fairs were centered around agricultural commerce in general, but I was surprised to find that religion was

Motocross in Maury County

What a gorgeous week for a County Fair and a nice way to spend the Labor Day Weekend! I was fortunate to have time to attend the 2019 Maury County Fair and Expo on Friday and Saturday. I created a boat load of images over the course of the 2 days. Being able to capture so many photos is a blessing and a curse. The convenience is a blessing compared to the film days. On the other hand, if you’re like me, you like to do some post processing to get the best out of your files and maybe add

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