I liked the simplicity of this shot taken at Fall Creek Recreation Area on Percy Priest Lake. I thought it looked good in both color and black and white. Couldn’t decide which to post, so here are both 🙂


June’s New Spot – Center Hill Lake

June’s “New Spot was AMAZING, and one I’ll definitely be going back to. The weather cooled off significantly in early June after a pretty hot May. So I packed the car and took the kids camping out at Center Hill Lake. Though I have been on the lake before, I have never been there to shoot it. It’s really a beautiful lake, the best in the area that I’ve seen.

I started off the trip with a stop to shoot the bridge on HWY 56 that crosses the lake and a shot from the over look on HWY 56:



We then headed to the camping spot at Floating Mill Park. The campsites are all very close to the water and they face the sunset. The skies were great with fast moving clouds all weekend so I tried several long exposures:




And of course, the clouds made for great sunsets:





This one is my favorite of the trip, actually taken after sunset.


I also loved this one, my view one morning from inside my tent 🙂


I can’t wait to visit this lake again, in fact I may be planning something for next month…


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May’s New Spot – Percy Warner Park


I can’t believe I had never been to Percy Warner Park. It’s very close to Radnor Lake, so I guess that explains it. In the past, if I was in the area I would have ended up at the lake instead of Percy Warner. This park, however, has so much to offer. There are miles and miles of hiking trails and driving trails. That’s right, there are scenic driving loops that you can ride around on.

The steps that you see in the main shot are at the main entrance to the park. This is at the top looking down. Here is another view from the bottom looking up:


Along the driving loop, there are several nice overlooks.




Overall, a very nice place. I’ve visited a few times after this with my kids for short hiking trips.


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April’s New Spot – Hurricane Creek Recreation Area

I’ve got some catching up to do on this series!


April’s new spot for me was Hurricane Creek Recreation Area on Percy Priest Lake. There are many of these little “recreation” areas all around Percy Priest Lake. In January, I showed you Pooles Knob and now it’s Hurricane Creek. Pooles Knob is good for sunrises, Hurricane Creek is good for sunsets.


I visited several times in April, each time to capture the sunset.


The first shot is from a cloudless evening.

The next time I visited, I got better skies so I had to head back to that lone tree on the shore:


Other shots from the trips include:


This particular evening I was shooting with photographer and friend Chriss. It was his idea to light the tree, you can see his version on flickr.


This is a long exposure that was inspired by my aunt, MariAnne MacGregor, who is a photographer in the D.C. area. She was in the process of a completing a project on long exposures and they are amazing. Check those out and her new work on her facebook page.


We found these rocks like this


My kids enjoying the sunset 🙂


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