Before and After The Storm

To celebrate the rain quenching our extreme drought conditions, I created Before and After The Storm: A Timelapse photography. Western North Carolina and the surrounding region has been suffering from extreme drought conditions for quite a while. Most notably, the horrific Gatlinburg fire raced through that scenic town destroying scores of homes and businesses and…

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Horses Preparing For Winter - November 21 2016

Though we have not had too many cold days yet, we know that winter is right around the corner. The horses of Cataloochee Ranch will soon be leaving the mountain for their winter home. Before they leave, however, we get to watch the horses preparing for winter. Their coats are getting thicker, ready to protect…

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Sunrise #2 - November 22 2016

What a glorious cold morning sunrise today! Temperatures have dropped over the last several days, enough that Cataloochee Ski next door has been making snow since Saturday (and they opened on Monday). The colder air is also very dry, chasing away our traditional haze that gives this area the name of the Great Smoky Mountains.…

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around the house

Just in case taking dozens of photographs is not enough, you can always pursue time-lapse photography and take thousands and thousands of photographs. With the autumn so pretty in the Great Smoky Mountains, I thought taking some time-lapse around the house would be perfect. Over a period of several days, I stationed the camera at…

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Wings at Huntington Beach - November 11 2016

Two or three times each year, we visit Huntington Beach State Park just south of Myrtle Beach, SC. Unlike the crowds and development of Myrtle, Huntington has three miles of pristine beaches for quiet walks. Coupled with the beach is 2500 acres of wetlands with a rich variety of wildlife. A few years ago, we…

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Proud Bull Elk - October 12 2016

Photographs from a sunrise trip into Cataloochee Valley. This Bull Elk was proudly protecting his herd of cows and calves. Yes, he did appear to be strutting quite proudly in front of us, though that is really more behavior making it clear to us to leave his herd alone. Notice the one broken horn on…

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