Photo Trip To The Great Smoky Mountains

 Hello everybody. After a too long break, I'm hopefully back to regular posting here on the blog. Work has settled down and I have a bit more free time. I'm getting back to using the camera and we recently took a trip up to Tennessee and Great Smoky Mountains National Park with one of our photography meetup groups, The Decatur Digital Photography Meetup, and spent a few days in the mountains. Both Pam and I took a bunch of images but it was a bit of a challenge because the weather was more stormy than not.

On Friday, we were driving West across the park on Highway 441 when we stopped to photograph the mountains and valleys below us. The sky was threatening rain but the clouds were pretty cool. I decided to braket my shots and do an HDR to see what I could come up with. Here's the result:

I think it came out pretty good. In fact, I think this is one of the better images I've produced :-) I used a mild HDR effect in Nik's HDR Efex Pro and am very, very happy with the result.

That night we met for Dinner in Gatlinburg and I shot this sign with my Canon Powershot S95:

The quality of images from this little camera is very nice, and it's a perfect "carry around" camera. Most of the shots in my Project 365were shot with the Powershot because it was easy to take with me wherever I went

I'm still working on images from the rest of the trip and will post some of the results here in the next few days so stay tuned...

It feels good to be back shooting again. We have some trips planned for this Summer so I hope to be able to get some "keepers".

 

 

 

 

 

Eat In Take Out

Today was a busy day. I got home from work a little late and then I had to get the grass cut because rain is likely this weekend. By the time I got done I was in no mood to make Dinner. So I did the next best thing, I called our favorite local Chinese restaurant to pick up some Mongolian Beef and Chicken with Broccoli to take home for Dinner. Their neon sign was glowing brightly in the window as I walked up to the door so I grabbed a quick shot for day 272 of my project 365.

Project 365 Day 217: Pig-N-Chik BBQ

Day 217 of my Project 365 found us craving some good barbeque. So we headed to Chamblee, GA and the Pig-N-Chik BBQrestaurant for lunch. I had the brisket and Pam had the Pork Ribs. Both were very good. They had a good selection of sides as well. I had the Collards and Broccoli while Pam had the slaw and Mac-n-Cheese. If you are in Atlanta and like BBQ, check out the Pig-N-Chik. There are multiple locations in the Atlanta area.

 

Day 107-In The Zone

Here's how I felt last night: Tonight our team had a great 3 games in our Monday night bowling league. We were "in the Zone" both literally and figuratively. We were actually bowling inside the building with this colorful neon sign on it but we were also bowling very well. I figured a photo of the "Zone" part of Brunswick Zone was the perfect description of what I did tonight.

150 average here I come!