Week 20 – #39 Rainy Day

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With rain comes rainbows.  While the hundreds of photographers were at the one spot on Foothill Parkway, Diane and I explored other places, and just as we rounded the corner, we were blessed with a rainbow that the others would not get as they were facing east and this was facing west.  Needless to say we rushed a couple of images and then the downpour started.  You can see a little of the coming rain to the left of the rainbow in the lighter grey streaks.

Week 19 – #A3 Nature

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A couple of you asked to see the color version – well since I still had nature theme available – I am going to use the theme to provide the color version of this image from Smoky Mountain National Park.


Now here are the ones, I thought of for this theme….

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The last one is courtesy of Diane Broda who made the arrangement.  I just liked the colors.

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.