This was an amazing find. I was driving around Pigeon Forge, Tennessee looking for a specific road that I had been on before a long time ago. While I did finally find the road and what I was looking for (which will be the subject of a future post) I came across this church and had to stop. I just absolutely love the architectural style of older churches and this one did not disappoint. I shot many different angles of this scene but I felt this one portrayed it the best. I really like how the clouds were aligned and the light was just right!
Here is a link to the church website with more information about it and some of the history behind it!
Middle Creek United Methodist Church
This is a shot from my recent road trip in March. After driving across the Foothills Parkway from Townsend, Tennessee to Chilhowee I arrived at this location with the light fading fast. This beautiful lake was right in front of me! I pulled off the road because I knew I had to get a shot. When I stepped out of the car it was very dark and very quiet. All you could hear were the faint sounds of the night critters. Directly behind me was a dark shadowy wall of mountains. I setup my tripod to capture this scene. The air was very still and I knew I needed a long exposure to capture this the way it looked when I was there. I set my camera to 30 seconds and pressed the remote. When the image appeared on the screen after what seemed like an eternity, I knew I had what I wanted. I will never forget this night because it was so peaceful and I felt like I wanted to just stay there for hours and listen to the quiet! 🙂
Just got home from an awesome evening of good wine, good food and great friends. I came home with a Third place ribbon for my “Unconditional Surrender” piece as the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Progress Energy Art Gallery. It was their 5th annual artist member’s exhibit. A show for all the artists to show off their individual works and specialties. There were lots of wonderful entries and I was honored to be chosen as one of the only top three awards given. It was a really fun and inspiring evening – wonderful people. I’m feeling on top of the world 🙂
HOPEFULLY – I’ll start keeping up with my blog more. Things have been very busy with my photography lately and I don’t seem to have time to fit everything in. I’m loving every minute of it!
I had an opportunity a couple weeks ago to be involved in a charity auction for abused and neglected animals. I was contacted and asked if I would donate a piece of my artwork to the Suncoast Animal League to help these little guys out. It was wonderful seeing so many artists come together to help out a great cause. The auction was a great success and a lot of animals will now be able to get the help and treatment they need. It was a wonderful night and I hope to be able to help out a lot more.
At a wedding I shot recently, this little guy liked to “ham it up” whenever he saw the camera. This is one of my favorite shots of him. I noticed the way the sunlight was coming in through the windows and thought it looked perfect.
Located in downtown Tampa, Florida across the street from the University of Tampa. The sun was just setting and the color caught my eye. I really liked the light trails from the cars passing by and the ominous looking cloud formation over the church.