Springtime in the Smokies 2015

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Good morning,

We just finished an amazing workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. We had an awesome group and a magnificent time. The weather was very unpredictable which helped create a great working environment for photography. If you don’t like the spring weather in the Smokies wait 10 minutes and it’ll change.

I also wanted to send out a big thanks to my good friend Kevin Reaves and two of his daughters for coming up early to shoot and hang out with us! I also had the pleasure of shooting with a few buddies, Cecil Holmes, fellow Tamron Image Master David Akoubian and Facebook friend David Carrigan!

Looking forward to an Autumn visit this year 🙂

Metadata:

  • Nikon D800
  • Tamron lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC @60mm
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Singh Ray Filters
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Nik Collection by Google
  • Exposure – 1/3 second
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 100
  • Manual Mode
  • Vertical format
  • 3 image Panoramic stitched with Autopano Giga

Best of Light,

Ed

“Inspirations”

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Good morning,

I don’t do this often enough but I wanted to give a shout out to a friend of mine and a huge inspiration in the development of my photographic career – “Tony Sweet”. There are more but I thought I would start with Tony. With Tony being local guy it gave me access to spend time and shoot with him helping to spark my creative flame. He’s been very helpful over the years with everything from equipment advice to park area closures for my workshops!

Here’s a shot Kelly grabbed from 2009 of Tony. Kelly and I were chasing the light in Cades Cove, GSMNP, TN and low and behold here comes Tony flying down the road, slid into a park spot,  grabbed his gear and ran down through the field. (lol)

Best of Light,

Ed

“Snake River Overlook”

 

2011-1346Good morning,

As a landscape photographer I get to spend some true quality time in the great outdoors. It’s amazing the solitude and peacefulness of an early morning or late evening visit with Mother Nature and how it recharges the soul.

This is a classic image of the Teton Mountains and the Snake River, made famous by Ansel Adams in 1942. It still has that amazing, timeless and mysterious draw for thousands upon thousands of people every year!

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

― Henry David Thoreau,

Metadata:

  • Nikon D3
  • Tamron Lens –28-75mm f/2.8 Di
  • Gitzo GT3541xls Tripod
  • Lee Graduated Neutral Density Filter
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs Software
  • Nik Collection by Google
  • Exposure – 1/10 seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 100
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,

Ed