Friday, February 18, 2011

Alpine Meadows

This is a shot at the North Carolina / Tennessee state line looking up into the meadows at Carver's Gap.
Here is the original shot to compare with my saturation version.  Remember... I play with photos to push, stretch, test and learn...  so this doesn't necessarily make the photo better in my opinion, or ruin it.  It is just a different presentation.  I love the artistic freedom and creative variance I control.  
It's a power trip over the viewer.  ;)


Thursday, February 17, 2011

poor willie campbell

Roan Mountain, Tennessee 
Allison and I were out on a drive one afternoon near the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee.  We came across a small and old graveyard fence off at the edge of the woods.  It was ordinary in most every way  for these small plots in rural areas.  We saw the same three or four family names repeated on headstones going back 100 years.  There was the one set of stones that perplexed us a good bit.  These were side by side and offered no explanation.  To clarify the dates here...
Sept 17, 1922  -  Dec 24, 1922
Sept 17, 1922  -  Sept 19, 1922
What do you think?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

braeside imagined

50mm f1.8 1/4s ISO:100
image of an image. photo of a painting. rough draft. working it out in color. pushing on an idea. laying out the next canvas. bring an idea to life. develop a new view. evaluating composition. digesting. mulling. preparing. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

windbreaker II

50mm f4.0 1/200s ISO:100

Monday, February 14, 2011


125mm f5.6 1/400s ISO:100

Sunday, February 13, 2011


50mm f1.8 1/1000s ISO:100