Hello Tree

Which is your best camera?
The camera that you have on you. I’m grateful that I had my phone with me today. While driving around the Concord area (just outside of Knoxville and Farragut), I came across this tree. The problem is that I had brought my Nikon, but as I was composing the shot I noticed that I didn’t have any of the on screen cues to indicate that the camera was on. So, I turned it on, and nothing changed. It was then that I realized that I had left my camera battery sitting on my bookshelf at home.

Hello Tree
The difficult thing with composing this image was that there was a really bad glare on my iPhone that prohibited me to really get an idea of what this image was going to look like. I think overall, in a pinch, my phone did a great job.

I plan on going back to this spot soon, this time with my other camera and also at a different time. This shot was taken at one of the worst times during the day. The shadows on from the signs are very sharp, and can make for a rough image. I will get this shot again, during the golden hours and reduce the sharp shadows.

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Posted on February 20, 2012 in East Tennessee

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My first experience with a SLR camera was many years ago during high school, taking black and white film photos and processing them in the school's darkroom. It was at that time that I fell in love with photography and post-processing. Not being able to afford the film needed to continue learning photography and not having my own processing tools, I put down the camera. Many years later, I picked up a DSLR and started using Adobe Lightroom and fell back in love with photography. I'm also found on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram