I'm sitting in the Charlotte North Carolina airport surrounded by acres of high technology controlling everything that happens here. My photos for today represent the complete opposite of technology. You will not find any electronics or other signs of technology in any of these photos. The closest is an electric light in one photo. These are all photos of
Earlier this year I joined a bunch of photographer friends at the Rocky Mount Historic site to watch a vintage baseball game. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball (that's the original spelling) events. They use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s in their games. This means long sleeves, long pants, homemade bats and balls, and no gloves!
I've found I learn things when I stretch my photography outside my landscape comfort zone. I will never be a good sports photographer, but I've learned a bit.
The photo below was taken in the Allandale Mansion in Kingsport. We had a gathering of photographer friends from around the country here for a long weekend and spent some time in around Allandale. I thought this was an interesting angle on the piano and the reflection of the lamp.
|Trust Your Car...|
|Waiting On The Train|
My final favorite photo of 2016 is one I took just before Christmas. I was playing around with a candle, Christmas lights, and an off camera flash. I had to light the candle, put it out, and take one or two shots over and over again before I got a decent shot of the swirling smoke from the candle. This kind of photography can test your patience!
Well, that pretty much wraps it up. I hope you have enjoyed my favorites from last year. I'm heading west on another adventure today. Perhaps I'll get a photo that will be one of my favorites from 2017.