This beautiful rose was basking in the afternoon light along the banks of the Tennessee River and was perfect for a “close up/macro” shot.
The Tennessee River Park is the crown jewel of Hamilton County’s Park system. Beginning at TVA’s Chickamauga Dam and stretching thirteen miles along the Tennessee River through downtown Chattanooga to the Southside District, this linear park offers users opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities and learning experiences.
The River walk itself is an eight-to-ten foot wide, landscaped and lighted concrete trail leading to parks and breath-taking views along the river. It is designed for use by both walkers and bicycle riders. This is a unique “Zig Zag” section in the downtown section of Chattanooga between the Walnut Street Bridge and the Market Street Bridge.
Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness of the air and the brilliant colors of the leaves as they begin to change. Today as I was walking and admiring the beauty of nature, I spotted an “isolated object” of red amongst a sea of green.
I have mostly been a landscape photographer and never been interested in portraiture photography until recently. The theme this week made me step outside of my comfort zone and try my hand at a portrait, and I persuaded my husband to be my model. My light and umbrella were set up at 90 degrees from Mike in order to properly expose for a “part of a face/head.” I placed the photo in Photoshop where I turned it into a black and white image.
It was 6:15 a.m., September 6, 2017, and Category 5 Hurricane Irma was pushing herself in a fierce manner as it approached Puerto Rico packing winds of 185 miles per hour. All indications were that she had her eye aimed at Florida and warnings to Floridians were to be prepared. It has been 25 years since Hurricane Andrew devastated parts of the state and tension was high. Preparation was evident as locals sat in their vehicles waiting until the local BJ’s gas pumps opened, already void of regular gas with only premium available. As a “documentary,” I jumped out of my car and took this photo with my iPhone.