Sunny afternoon

Nothing like a nice red wine on a sunny weekend afternoon.  My glass was showing reflections of so many things… the sun, the clouds, the sun-kissed green grass and shade,  the deck railing, tiny speckles on the glass, the top of my head, the beautiful tones of the wine, maybe you see more.  And this little one seemed to also enjoy the view.

July 1, 2017
Backyard, Livonia, MI
Nikon D90

Looking through

Looking through

On the wildflower train between Clinton and Tecumseh (Michigan) during a brief stop in Tecumseh before making the return trip back to Clinton, I had a vantage point from the open car I was in where I could see straight through the adjoining passenger car and the window on its far end.  I found a nice composition, almost abstract as I used the out of focus color bands of a nearer wall with thinner bands and stripes on the right side, countered by the horizontal lines seen in the far window.  All of this framing the rectangular window with the off-centered circle.

June 13, 2015     Tecumseh, MI     Nikon D90

As the fog thins (2)

As the fog thins (2)

When we first got to this opening in Cades Cove, the fog was thick and we could barely see even an trace of the trees at the other end.  But seemingly in the next few minutes the fog began to thin out.  Gradually, the subtle colors, pastels, of the morning began to appear.  This picture captured the essence of what I saw and felt as the scene unfolded, the fog receding.  Not a necessarily “popular” image on the mainstream photo sites, but it’s one of my favorites.  Which, really, is what is more important to me.

April 26, 2015.  Cades Cove, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90

As the fog thins (1)

As the fog thins (1)

When we first got to this opening in Cades Cove, the fog was thick and we could barely see even a trace of the trees at the other end.  But seemingly in the next few minutes the fog began to thin.  Gradually, the subtle colors, pastels, of the morning began to appear.  This picture captured the essence of what I saw and felt as the scene unfolded, the fog receding.  Not a necessarily “popular” image on the mainstream photo sites, but it’s one of my favorites.  Which, really, is what is more important to me.

April 26, 2015.  Cades Cove, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90

Beams inside the barn (2)

Beams inside the barn (2)

Inside the barn near the John Cable Mill are these beams supporting a loft above.  Afternoon sunlight filters in creating patches of bright light along the edges of the barn and strong shadows inward.  Softer light illuminates the subtle colors and course textures of the different woods, and the strong angles created by the layers of beams.

April 25, 2015.  Cades Cove, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90

 

Through the bridge

Through the bridge

This arch of an overpass caught everyone’s attention as a must-have photo opp.  As one person kept an eye on traffic behind us and others looked for their favorite angle, I laid on the yellow lines of the road with my camera on the pavement to catch this perspective.

April 25, 2015.  Laurel Creek Rd, Cades Cove, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90

 

Cascading water along Tremont Rd (2)

Cascading water along Tremont Rd (2)

Tremont Road has many beautiful scenic treasures that can be seen and photographed from the road edge.  Moss covered rocks were bright green in the morning sunlight as this little cascade fell quickly down the rocks toward the stream.

April 23, 2015.  Tremont Road, Smokie Mountains National Park, TN     Nikon D90