Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bear Lake Takes First Place

My Bear Lake photo took first place for Proficient Nature in the Downtown Kingsport Photography Contest. All the photos will be on display Sept 4 through 29 at the Downtown Kingsport Assn. Offices 140 West Main Street, Kingsport. Unfortunetly, the offices are only open Tuesday - Thursday.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Excellent Photography Community in the Tri-Cities

Anyone living near the Tri-Cities area (Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City) with an interest in photography should check out the PhotoTriCities online forum.

This is a free forum with lots of friendly photographers interested in sharing photos, questions, suggestions, and generally anything to do with photography. You'll learn about local photography events, outings, software, techniques and any number of other valuable tidbits. Plus you'll meet some great people. I highly recommend it.

The website is

You can browse without signing up, but you get much more out of the community if you sign up and participate. Remember, it's free and you won't get spammed!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finally -- Photos from Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

After June and I vacationed in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks I decided to try something new and created a video slide show of my photos from that trip. It was fun and so far they have been viewed over 150 times. But, that's not for everyone. Some people (myself included) prefer to pick and choose which pictures to look at. Well to accomodate you, I have created a new online photo album for those photos - and

I hope you enjoy these. Of course, they are all for sale. I just have to get them over to the gallery.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Battle of Saltville

Several area photographers went to a Civil War Reenactment in Saltville Virginia on Saturday August 15. This commemorates the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Saltville. Saltville had the only salt mine in the south, which made it critical to the war effort.

I've posted several photos from the reenactment here  I've tried something new with several photos - making them look antique. I'd love to hear what you think.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

You can now get emails automatically

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

My first gallery exhibit - Ten Points of View

I have joined with 9 other local photographers in an exhibit of recent works at the DKA Main Art Center, 140 West Main Street, Kingsport,TN, during the month of August. This is a first for me. I've shown and sold my photos in local contests, but the exhibit thing is new and exciting.

Exhibitors are
  • B. J. Baker
  • Bruce Cole
  • Diana Johnson-Martin
  • Fred Martin
  • Anjie Perry
  • Frank Renault
  • Myra Renault
  • Richard Siggins
  • Jeffrey Stoner
  • Cindy Williams

Each photographer’s own unique view of the world can be seen in the multiple images they contributed. Photos of Egyptian ruins, eagles on the lookout, grizzly bears at rest, Alaskan sunsets, North Carolina sunrises and sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway are just some of the images on display.

If you're in the Kingsport area, please stop by and visit the exhibit at The Main Art Center . The gallery is only open from 8 to 5 Tuesday - Wednesday. Admision is free.