My Favorite of 2014

Another year in the books!  I feel like it was just a few months ago that I was compiling my favorite images from 2013. Life is getting faster and faster. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite images from 2014. It usually is a hard process to weed down to a few of my favorites, however, this year wasn’t difficult at all because I didn’t travel as much.  Some of the images probably shouldn’t be in here, but with a few of them I just said screw it, and so they are in there!  It’s sometimes hard to be objective when they’re your own (more…)


Fall in the Smoky’s

It has been a funny year of hardly any travel until now.  I just wrapped up a trip from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to enjoy the Fall colors. Usually I travel and shoot alone, but this time it was fun to meet up with a great group of like-minded friends and spend the weekend shooting together.  We spend time in two of my favorite spots in the park,  Tremont and Cade’s Cove. I also went by myself up to (more…)


Top 12 of 2013

I know this is late, but now that I have a fully organized, working and backed up computer I figured it was time to finish up this project I started shortly after Christmas before my computer went kaput!  Back in October I spoke to someone about how I was a little disappointed with my year as a “photographer” because many of my plans never came to fruition.  The conversation just left me a little hollow, because it was then I realized I was just letting a few of my life’s hardships put a damper (more…)

Misty Mornings

Before and After

I have to give a big shout out to John Barclay for taking the time to help me open my eyes on how to bring a lifeless image alive with Photoshop and Nik software.
After I posting the “Before” lifeless image of Sparks Lane in Cades Cove on Facebook, John was kind enough to offer me some tips on how to bring it to life without me soliciting his help. Needless to say, I was extremely happy he was willing to share his expertise. John went over and beyond just the “Hey, you should adjust levels and add contrast, etc…” and took his time to make me a short video (more…)


Happy 1 year to me!

It has been one year ago today that I started on my photography journey, and what a year it has been!  Last year on April 21, 2012, I took a 1 day  Spring workshop in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park given by Richard Bernabe. I had been doing some research on photography and light earlier last year and came across his website, Earth and Light.  Within a short amount of time reading his blogs, which are humorous, looking at his images, which I get lost in, and looking at his workshop schedule, I knew