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The "3-D Effect" in Landscape Photography

A friend commented to me this past week that my photographs look "3-D" and asked how I achieved the look. We were inside a loud, crowded basketball gym and it was hard to talk to each other. I know I didn't explain it well under those circumstances…
Clingman's Dome Sunset Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

Classic Appalachian Mountain Scene Smoky Mountains Tennessee

A classic Smoky Mountain photograph... the layers of the mountain ridges display a variety of colors. This image was captured from Clingman's Dome, 6000+ feet above sea level. Notice how the horizon line blends with the mountain ridges to create…
Autumn Foliage Reflection and Leaf Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Autumn Foliage Reflection and Leaf Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I remark to my wife, Deb, quite often about the desire to take photographs that are uniquely different ways of presenting scenes in Nature. Images most folks might not see. When I capture one that I think is successful, I rave to her about it.…
Golden Light Cades Cove Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Golden Light Cades Cove Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

Here's another image from a recent photo trek I took to the Smoky Mountains. The light in Cades Cove, where this image was created, can be utterly amazing on most mornings. Because of the lay of the land, a mist is common. If there are minimal…
Little River Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Little River Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I spent a few days in the Smoky mountains this past Autumn photographing the Fall colors, mountains, trees, and of course, the beautiful rivers that flow through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park... This is one of my faves from that…
Sun on the Horizon Clingman's Dome Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

The Best Images of 2016: Sun on the Horizon Clingman's Dome Smoky Mountain National Park Tennessee

I've photographed in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee on a bunch of occasions. One scene that eluded me because of conditions or time was that classic rippled Appalachian mountain scene at sunset. This past October, I made an extra effort…