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.
Oh you have that smooth water going! Very pleasing. Bill's photography is amazing as well and he has the smooth water going, too. Glad that you enjoyed your time in spite of the grumblers. Do they not know that they are not in control of the weather?ReplyDelete
They wanted to control people, LOL, not the weather...Delete
beautiful shot. glad you found the great parts of your week. :)ReplyDelete
So glad you are getting out and about and capturing Nature in all her colorful glory Donna - this is a beautiful shot. The wet conditions may not be the most comfortable at times but they do give outdoor photography such a different look.ReplyDelete
We're heading to the mountains next week - hoping there's still some color, however I won't be a 'grumbler' no matter the weather, just want a couple of quiet days in the countryside/on the high areas of this lovely land. Will pack my wellies and a warm sweater and take what comes - thankfully we golden agers can still get out and about, and with a camera in hand it will be perfect, LOL!
As they say, "There's no bad weather just the wrong clothes".
Happy days my dear - you deserve them.
Hugs - Mary
Beautiful water shot Donna and I'm so happy you are getting out and enjoying life and meeting new friends!! xoxoReplyDelete
I'm so happy that you're able to do these things that are enjoyable. And,ReplyDelete
ecstatic that you've made new friends, Donna. Stunning photo!
You sure are keeping yourself busy, good for you. Too bad about the grumbly people. You would think they would want to be there to have a good time and learn something.ReplyDelete
Your photo is beautiful
Donna, that is a wonderful photo. I love it!ReplyDelete
Some people have to try to control everything. I guess it makes them feel more secure, if they are in charge. Glad you didn't let it bother you and that you are making good friends while on these trips!
I absolutely love this photo! It is stunning, Donna. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop, learned more about photography and made some more new friends. Sending hugs and best wishes for the weekend.ReplyDelete
That's such a beautiful shot, Donna. How long an exposure did you use? So glad you had a good time at the workshop in spite of the wet blankets.ReplyDelete
Thank you, sweetie! That particular exposure was about 2 seconds.Delete
Donna, this is another favorite! Autumn leaves and water! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I can almost hear the water flowing over those rocks - and I'm sure I saw the leaves moving along as they floated away! You captured it well, dear friend. I'm glad you've been learning new things and making new friends. I am always amazed and thrilled to see what you are doing. Your photos, as you know, inspire me - they always do!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot Donna!ReplyDelete
It never ceases to amaze me how people will seem to want to do something wonderful then, set about ruining for themselves and others...sad!
SO happy you're getting in the swing of things!