Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Once again, Wednesday has arrived. And once again, I am scrambling to get a photo posted for your visual pleasure. It seems like I am constantly in “catch up” mode this year. It is part of the bargain when one is frequently packing and unpacking, journeying to and fro.
I was visiting the beautiful Smokies last week, getting thoroughly soaked in the rain while attempting to photograph scenes of autumn beauty. The remnants of the big hurricane dumped a goodly measure of precipitation all over this part of the country. Much of it landed on my head and camera equipment! But I persevered and managed to get a few decent shots. The 2015 fall colors were absolutely stunning.
I spent the first part of the week on a photography workshop. There were some grumbly people among the participants, unfortunately. Why? Who knows? I didn’t give them permission to mess with my head. Life is too short to put up with game-playing nonsense. One lady and a couple of fellows were really nice. The workshop leader was nice too.
The second part of the week was spent at the very first Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit. It was a rousing success. You can read about it on Bill Fortney’s blog, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Seasoned professional photographers from all over the country graciously shared their vast years of knowledge with us. And with several hundred attendees, it was a marvelous place to network with wonderful folks who shared common interests in landscape, nature, and wildlife photography. Yes, I made new friends! Will I go to it again next year? You betcha! And, I am so blessed to get to know Bill this year and have him as a dear friend.