Monday, August 25, 2014

Eastatoe Falls

This spring, we conducted our first Waterfalls Workshop in Brevard, NC.  Also known as the "Land of Waterfalls.  We hit many great Waterfalls, but I think the fav among our participants was Eastatoe Falls.  A waterfall on private land where the owners graciously still grant access.  We arrived just before sunrise and the group spread out canvasing the falls.  It was great fun to watch the wheels turning as each found their own composition.  As I watched and waited for any questions, I managed to work in a shot that I felt might convert to a good Black & White.  Below is just a small portion of this 60+ falls.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Long Exposure, the simple beginning of an Art Form

I've always loved long exposures.  Even as far back as the first time I picked up a camera.  I remember mounting the camera on my cheap, flimsy tripod and pressing the shutter.  I really didn't have clue what I was doing and when I didn't hear the normal click, I began to investigate.  It wasn't until later when I received my film negatives back, that I discovered the wonder of capturing timed movement.
Since that time, my work has evolved over the years and morphed in to a new look completely.  One that still reflects my time of simple beginnings and now embraces my vision of the future.

Folly Beach Pier, Charleston SC
154 sec. F20, ISO 80

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Across the Icy Tundra

Fog lifts at the top of Grandfather Mountain exposing the ice covered swinging bridge

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mooney Falls

"Mooney Falls"

Located deep in the Nantahala National Forest, Mooney Falls is a hidden jewel that I happened to find on a good friends recommendation.   Hope you enjoy it!

Soco Falls

"Soco Falls"

Soco Falls is a beautiful double falls on Hwy 19 near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Cherokee Nation.

Linville Falls

"Plunge Basin"

Linville Falls, located at milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway spills in the plunge basin from over 70' above.  The Linville river slices its way through this massive gorge area once dominated by the Cherokee Indians.  
On this day, I decided a trip in to the gorge was in order and though major thunderstorms were in the area, I went anyway.  The water levels were way above normal and it did rain on me several times.  I had just purchased a 10 stop ND filter and decided it was time to call it to action.
The shot is a 3 minute exposure of Linville Falls.  I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Angel Oak"

The Angel Oak lives on St. Johns Island near Charleston.  It is thought to be around 500 years old, but estimates are much higher.  This bad boy delivers over 17,000 sq. ft. of shade and measures 28 ft. in circumference!  It is truly an amazing site to behold and if I were standing at its base would only take up a very small fraction of the trunk area.  Protection of this tree is under way and some of limbs are being supported now with braces.  One of the longest limbs measures a total of 187 ft.!
©Tommy White Photography

"Angel Oak"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boone Landscape Photographer - Fine Art Black and White

Soco Falls
I've decided to do a set of Black and White images as of late. It's something I've been meaning to do for some time and just now getting around to it. I will be using fresh images for this project. Images that have not been retouched for presentation in color. Someone once told me that a Black and White image exposed the soul of the image. The thought being that without the attraction of color, you are forced to see the image for what it truly is... Personally, I love Black and White and I'm a huge fan of Sepia as well. Back in the beginnings of my life in photography, I was exposed to Ansel Adams. At the time, I really had no idea who he was... only that I could stare at his Black and White images for hours it seemed. Even today, my walls adorn some of his more popular and even some of his not so well recognized images.
To me, Ansel Adams was a photography legend, but this reminds me of his humble beginnings.

“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.”
 ― Ansel Adams

I hope you enjoy these images of the High Country, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokies.
Comments are welcome!