Monday, November 28, 2016

It's Portrait Season

There's something about the impending close of a year and the looking ahead to the next that gets many families wanting to capture a moment in time.  Portraits are a great way to do that, especially because kids change so fast, not only physically but their personalities are developing and evolving too.  This is one of my favorite families and it was my privilege to capture these images for them recently. There's also something about a black and white rendition that removes distractions and helps to draw the eye to the main subject matter.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

New Aerial Images of Charleston

Back from my travels and back into my hometown routine.  After the cool front moved through Charleston on Thursday last week, it dropped the humidity and made for perfectly clear conditions for great aerial photography.  We buzzed all the way up the coast as far as Bulls Bay and back again.  Here are a few of the 800+ images I took on Friday evening.  It will take me weeks to thoroughly sort through them, but there's no rush ...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 6 Fall in Tennessee

These images were taken in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, one of my all time favorite places. Tomorrow I will make my way home to Charleston and my real life, but it's been a wonderful week away.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Day 4 Fall in Tennessee

This is not going to be a long schpiel because I am very tired after an early start and a late finish.  Furthermore tomorrow is a 6am start so I will let the images speak for me.  All taken in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park today.

Day 3 Fall in Tennessee

This morning I left my very comfortable Hampton Inn in Murphy, NC and headed Northwest to Townsend, a little town that serves as a non-commercialized gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This as opposed to the towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and others that are to be avoided at all costs during the peak fall season.  It was raining and stormy as I drove the Foothills Parkway and still pretty foggy and wet in Cades Cove, but it cleared up nicely during the afternoon and it was nice to have some weather variations for my photography.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Day 2 Fall in North Carolina

More gorgeous scenery under warm and sunny skies in Western North Carolina. There is nothing to beat a leisurely road trip under these conditions and it's an annual treat that I enjoy.  I find I re-visit favorite places, even though there are so many more to explore.  This time I re-visited Gwynn Valley summer camp and farm in a Brevard valley.  What a beautiful property, and lucky summer kid campers.  Then it was westward bound through Cashiers, Highlands, and on to Murphy.  Here are a few images from the day's harvest :)