Category Archives: Scenic

Fall arrives in the mountains

View from Cool Springs Overlook within Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia, USA. Fall colors and early morning light in a mountain valley make this view of the Georgia Mountains a feast for the eyes.

 

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 16 mm, ISO 100, 1/60 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Cades Cove, Early Morning

The early morning sunlight makes this scene very dramatic, mid day the colors are all washed out. Cades Cove, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA, in October 2016. (Composite of three images take 3 f-stops apart.)

Cades Cove, Early Morning

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 16 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Lydia, visiting Cades Cove

Lydia is standing on the right side of the road enjoying the natural beauty of Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National, Park, Tennessee, USA. The lack of many cars on the road passing her is unusual during leaf peeping season. Hundreds and maybe even thousands of cars travel this one lane road everyday at this time of year. (Composite of three images take 3 f-stops apart.)

Single lane road in the country during the fall.

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 16 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Cades Cove Evening Light

Lydia and I spent two days visiting Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA capturing images of the valley and the mountains. Thought that I would share this early evening image with you. (Composite of three images take 3 f-stops apart.)

Mountain valley with a golden field

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 23 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Morning Stillness

Early in the morning there is a stillness that proceeds the activities of the day. Image captured at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA.
Tree in early morning light

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 31 mm, ISO 200, 1/160 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Rusty-backed Antwren (Male)

This is a Rusty-backed Antwren male that we observed and photographed while visiting Brazil in September 2016.
Rusty-backed Antwren (Male)

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Morning on the Florida Scrub

This image was captured early in the morning while hiking the trails of Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA. The light was soft and the sun was starting to light scrub creating interesting patterns of light and dark.
Snag on the Florida Scrub in morning light
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 100 mm, ISO 5000, 1/160 sec at f/8.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, Photomatix Pro 5.0 and Topaz Labs DeNoise 6.

Early Morning Hike

After several days of rain it was wonderful to be greeted by a morning like this one at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA. I have included two versions of the image one framed and one without a frame for your viewing pleasure.
early morning in the Florida Scrub early morning in the Florida Scrub
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/8.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Nautical Dawn on the Florida Scrub

I love the eerie feeling of this image, captured before sunrise at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA. All we need now is an owl sitting in the snag to complete the mood.
Orange sky in the early morning
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 66.8 mm, ISO 2500, 1/125 sec at f/8.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Walking Trail Became A Stream

One Tropical Storm and one of my favorite trails became a stream for several days. It was amazing to see the water flowing down the trail on its way to the Gulf. This image was captured at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA.
Walking trail covered with water
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 18 mm, ISO 200, 1/80 sec at f/7.1, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.