January’s “New Spot” – Poole Knobs Recreation Area on Percy Priest Lake

So this year I’ve decided that I’m going to start a monthly challenge for myself. I find that when I get out to take photos I often head to the locations that I’m familiar with. This year, I’m going to attempt to get to at least one new-to-me location every month. I’m hoping this helps me to find many more great places to shoot in middle Tennessee.


January’s “New Spot” was Poole Knobs Recreation Area. Less than 30 minutes from my house, I can’t believe I’ve never been there. It’s an absolutely beautiful spot and perfect for sunrise photography. There was tons of drift wood and rocks lining the shore of Percy Priest Lake, something you don’t get at the lake I usually shoot – Radnor Lake.


These were all shot early one Sunday morning in January. Enjoy!






















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Rural Northern Virginia

After leaving UVa, I headed north to meet my aunt, MariAnne. MariAnne is a great photographer, I encourage you to visit her blog. She is a master of black and white images and long exposures.


We rode all around some rural back roads looking for photo opportunities:









This is a new addition to a series I’ve started of self portrait reflections. This one was much different than any of my others with the curtain, and bars. I also liked how dirty the windows were.



This one is my favorite from the day.



At the end of the day, I stopped by Herndon Virginia to visit my brother. This is a shot of downtown Herndon at sunset


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