Category Archives: Travel

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.

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Epaulet Oriole

Image captured at 6:14 AM so the light level was very low. but I thought that you would enjoy seeing the Epaulet Oriole. Image captured while visiting Pousada Piuval, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Black bird on a yellow leaf

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 7200, 1/1250 sec at f/10. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Topaz Labs DeNoise 6.0, Photoshop CC2015.5, 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.

Corpse Plant – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens,  Tropical Conservatory, Sarasota, Florida in August of 2016. The bloom lasts about 24 hours, so thanks to the FaceBook page for the gardens we were able to arrive at the gardens about two hours from the posting time. Because this is such an unusual event the gardens stayed open until 9:00 instead of closing at its normal time of 5:00.
Corpse Plant

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony 10-18mm f/4.0 lens, focal length 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/80 sec at f/5.6. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Florida Scrub – Oscar Scherer State Park

Image captured facing east approximately two hours before sunset. Florida Scrub-Jay environment containing Scrub Oak , is maintained by prescribed burning within the park, Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA. Posting two images one framed and one unframed
Florida Scrub Florida Scrub

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 19 mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec at f/8.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.