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
I decided at the last minute Saturday to head out to the Stillhouse Hollow Falls just before sunset. The waterfall is down in a hollow and with the sun getting low, I figure I could utilize slow shutter speeds at a reasonable aperture. I also used my circular polarizer to darken things a bit. I manage to get a shutter speed of 8 seconds at f11 and ISO 100. I liked how these turned out. The only thing I didn’t like was the hike. Hiking the 2/3 of a mile down to the falls is not bad. The state
I set my alarm for an early awakening Sunday morning. I hit the snooze a couple of times, but when I saw the dense fog advisory, I knew there would be some interesting opportunities to catch some morning light. I drove around looking for some interesting subjects and ended up in Franklin. My first shot of the morning was with my Mamiya 645 1000S with some Kodak Tri-X 400. It was a shot of Main Street with the sun rising at my back just before the street lights turned off. I’m anxious to see how this one turned out.
After all the rain over the last couple of days, I decided to take a trip to Rutledge Falls to check out the waterfall. I was hoping for more water, but the view was still nice nonetheless. I had set out to shoot my first frame of a 35mm roll of black and white Ilford Delta 100. Since the water was not as spectacular as I wanted, I decided to make a digital capture instead. After leaving the falls, I stopped by the Normandy Dam in Normandy, Tennessee. There was not a lot going on at the dam, so I took
My wife and I had a date night. We took the kids to grandma’s and then went out to dinner. It was nice to have dinner with just the two of us, but it felt strange not to have the kids. We did not have any plans for doing anything after dinner, so we decided to stop by one of our favorite destinations in the area, Rutledge Falls. We didn’t take the trails down to the falls as we have done many times in the past. We just wanted to stop by and take a look at the waterfall from