Middle Creek United Methodist Church

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

Peaceful Twilight

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! 🙂

My Busy Life

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.