Week 16 – #36 Out of Focus

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Again in the Smoky Mountains, when we went out with Bill Lea, in the rain I might add, he had us experimenting with doing swipes.  The concept is to keep the tree trunks straight and to do this so the leaves merge causing the color shifts.  It is not as easy as it sounds and I have a number of just plain blurred images.  This one, the dark lines are the tree trunks, and you are seeing the different colors that were present – including the blues of peoples’ jackets.

Week 14 – #10 Dawn’s Light

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Sorry to have been off so long, but moving is not fun.  I am in my new house and still  unpacking boxes.  But enough of the dreary.

Here is sunrise in TN on the Foothill Parkway just outside of Smoky Mountain National Park, looking down into the valley at the tops of clouds.

What you are not seeing is the hundred of photographers to my left and right.  I attended the first Landscape Photography Summit held in Townsend, TN, with a couple hundred other photographers and a varied cast of photographer leaders, including Matt Kloskowski, Jim Begley, Bill Fortney, Bill Lea, Wilson Reynolds, Jack Graham, Len Rue, Jr, Tony Sweet, John Barret, Ken Jenkins, Rob Sheppard, Brett Wells, and a keynote speech by Scott Kelby. (sorry if I left someone out).  It was quite an adventure.  Lectures and morning shoots, in the rainy mornings with the color just popping.