a First Person Shooter of Sorts

September 11, 2009

Lake Effect Fog at Sunset

These were taken with a Canon 5d Mk II and Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS. I think. It is approaching evening near Wilbur Dam in Elizabethton, TN:

1. Looking across the lake, the fog is about 4′ – 10′ deep on the water.

2. Orange sunlight filters through the trees, revealed by the fog.

3. A fisherman is silhouetted against the orange-lit fog. I would have given this guy a buck to close his mouth.

4. Another fisherman prepares to cast.

5. Fog was washing over the dam in huge waves, driven by the breezes that were blowing down the lake.

6. A lone fly fisherman stands below the dam in a foggy valley

7. A sepia version of the scene

8. The TVA fencing took on a ghostly appearance in the limited visibility

9. Some geese swim away from me, seeking the safety of the lake.

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12. An older gent gets a bite on his line and works to reel it in

13. Silhouette at sunset

14. Just more scenery

August 13, 2009

Some shots from a hike on Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City, TN

Filed under: Canon 17-40mm f/4.0L, Canon 5d Mark II, landscape photography, nature photography — vaughnsphotoart @ 10:32 am

1. Leaves along the trail on Buffalo Mountain

2. Sunshine breaks through the canopy

3. Trail to the overlook on Buffalo Mountain

4. Remains from the fire last year.

5. Tangled remains

March 19, 2009

Grandfather Mountain & Luna

From two weekends ago, at Grandfather Mountain. Yes. I have been that slow.

Took this in the front yard… actually put it on the tripod, used mirror lockup, etc.

These were shot with a Canon 5d Mark II, and a Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, except the ladder shot. That one was the Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L.

February 8, 2009

Queen Anne’s Loss

This past weekend I took Lorelei, Hannah and Storm up to Roan Mountain. We had intended to head to Cloudland but the gate was closed. We instead parked and went up into the balds of Carver’s Gap. In the summertime this would probably be a low meadow full of Queen Anne’s Lace, but now everything is dry and dead and flat. The Queen Anne’s Lace stems have turned stark white, and are all bent in the same direction by the wind. They looked like the bones of a forgotten, spindley alien. I liked the stark white contrast against the darker trees and rocks.

While down at ground level, I also shot this silhouette-ish shot of the weeds against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

November 24, 2008

Photos from LEAF, part 2

1. Tall girl.

2. Frisbee dude, catching

3. Frisbee dude, throwing

4. Out behind the main stage

5. Storm caught this, and also found the pottery she put it in.

6. Juggler with light-up pins

7. They change colors. :)

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11. Shorter exposure

12. Looonger exposure

13. Just liked this one because it is surreal

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15. Storm making faces

16. Switching to fire…

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18. This was my favorite of the fire pics.

Photos from LEAF

Filed under: canon 5d, lake eden arts festival, landscape photography, LEAF, nature photography — Tags: — vaughnsphotoart @ 7:12 pm

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2. Nighttime view, looking out our tent & across the lake

3. Our tent (blue) at lakeside

4. Night shot, inside the main stage tent, before the festival opened

5. Interior detail, main stage tent

6. The only heated space we had access to, the lakeside cafe.

7. Performers, I didn’t get their name.

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9. Two of the food vendors, taking a break

10. Impromptu night jam

11. Storm and her new friend Elliot, building a dam

12. Lorelei being expressionless, because I pointed a camera at her

13. 3:1 aspect of tents along the lake

14. Another dam… this is all she did the first day we were there.

15. I don’t need no steenkin bathing suit

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17. Clouds are starting to burn off. It was so beautiful there.

August 31, 2008

Lower Rock Creek Falls, near Erwin TN

Filed under: canon 5d, landscape photography, nature photography, photography, waterfalls — vaughnsphotoart @ 10:07 pm

March 17, 2008

Working from past to present… Clouds and Mountains

Filed under: black and white photography, landscape photography, photography — vaughnsphotoart @ 9:59 pm

These were taken at Roan Mountain, on the TN/NC border.

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February 26, 2008

cloud from the roots up

Filed under: canon 5d, landscape photography, photography — vaughnsphotoart @ 7:34 pm

February 18, 2008

A Trip to Rocky Fork

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November 5, 2007

Photos from LEAF

Filed under: canon 5d, landscape photography, photography — vaughnsphotoart @ 1:03 pm

These early morning photos were taken at the Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, NC. I stayed Saturday and Sunday and had a wonderful time.

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October 29, 2007

before the sun breaks

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August 21, 2007

Hogskin Branch Falls

Filed under: canon 5d, landscape photography, nature photography, photography, waterfalls — vaughnsphotoart @ 7:23 pm

August 19, 2007

Big post of Infrareds

This is the color as it comes out of the camera, after I set a custom white balance so they aren’t pure red

These are various sepia tones

July 19, 2007

And as I rise above the tree line and the clouds

Filed under: black and white photography, Blogroll, canon 5d, landscape photography, photography — vaughnsphotoart @ 3:23 pm

… I look down, hearing the sound of the things you’ve said today.

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