I'm feeling a little bit like Punxsutawney Phil (the little woodchuck who each February 2nd "predicts" winter's duration) coming out of hibernation! Yes, sometimes it's nice to just take a break and focus on the homefront! But, it's time to get back to photography!
It's another warm winter here in the Southern Appalachians. Just cold enough, a week or two ago, to frost the trees and rocks at Looking Glass Falls (above). Scenes such as the one at the left have been more likely. It's been warm and rainy. We're still hoping for snow, but we may be heading into wildflower season sooner than usual.
At this time of year hothouse flower photography, whether at home or in a conservatory, is a good way to keep camera and seeing skills sharp. I'm also discovering "street photography," through a course being taught my one of my former students! In spite of being a landscape photographer at heart, I've been intrigued by that genre of photography. I hope to have some decent shots to share with you in the near future!
I am excited to share with you that I'll be teaching a three-day Waterfalls & Wildflowers Workshop, April 27-28-29th, with my good friend Mike Matthews. He is an amazing close-up photographer of both reptiles and wildflowers. We'll be based in the Asheville area and will explore Big Creek in the Smokies, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and waterfalls in the surrounding areas. All will have beautiful wildflowers. If you are looking for a photography experience in the beautiful Southern Appalachians, then this is the workshop for you! For details, click here!
As always, I look forward to seeing you along the way — at Trackside Studios, in a workshop, or in the field. Have a wonderful February!
Prior to that, if you want to sharpen your composition skills, my Appalachian Spring Composition Intensive, April 1-2-3, still has a few openings. See below for details!