Macro Photography

Getting up close and personal with a subject and showing details that most people overlook is something I thoroughly enjoy.  Check out my latest!

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Frogs!

I have been wanting to photograph frogs for a while (don’t ask…), and I finally got the opportunity to.  Check it out!

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Star Trails!

Have you ever seen a night time photograph that looked as though the stars were raining down from the heavens and wondered how the photographer did it?  Check out my “how-to” on Star Trail photography.

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Picture Me, Loving You

A love story gone wrong, told through pictures.
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Mormon Row

Still one of my favorite photos, this barn from “Mormon Row” in Grand Tetons National Park is supposedly one of the most photographed barns in the Country.  I can understand why!

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Beautiful Tibet

One of the most captivating places we’ve visited, Tibet was shocking to our Western senses and extremely beautiful.

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Holly's Story

Holly’s blog about surviving breast cancer and living life after the fact.

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Black and White

Black and white photography has quickly become one of my favorite styles of photography.  From the unique challenges to the timeless result… I love it.

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Prague

Easily one of our favorite cities in Europe, Prague is full of beauty around every corner.

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One if by land, two if by sea

When I travel to new places, I always look for inspiration for my photography. Sometimes that comes in the form of amazing light, sometimes it’s a situation or a mood, and sometimes it’s the place itself that inspires. Frankly though, when I had the opportunity to go to Boston earlier this year, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I threw my camera in because I knew I’d have some spare time, but I was just expecting to maybe get some cityscape type shots (which I did, by the way), and that was about it. Boston is, after all, a city on the water, and I do love cities on the water!

Now, this is the part where I have to embarrassingly admit that when I think of Boston, I think of the city… and not the history of the place. Or at least I used to. When I arrived and started digging around though, I was quickly reminded. Walking around through the old part of town, tracing on foot the path that Paul Revere rode on horse the night of April 18th, 1775, proclaiming that the British were coming, was amazing. I have no idea if this was really safe thing to do at night… but that’s when I did it. You know, for the full experience of it all.

I was reminded of this evening outside the Old North Church this past week as I was reading the book The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield. In this book, Pressfield states: “Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance” (Pressfield defines Resistance, basically, as that force which keeps us from accomplishing our dreams and goals). Just as the lanterns on the steeple signaled a coming revolution, so too can the beginning of this week signal the start of something new for all of us.

Photography Notes

The Old North Church is not particularly easy to photograph. The surrounding buildings are extremely tight, and the roads are narrow. I shot this picture, literally standing in the middle of the street. Had the cars not been parked down the side of the street, you could have shot it from the curb which would allowed you to see the entire face of the building, however I visited the site on several occasions and never saw the street empty. Since the alleys are so steep, the contrasting shadows of the buildings cast by the rising or setting sun would make this shot particularly challenging challenging, though some first light color might work on a perfect day (it was fairly cloudy the entire time I was there). I chose to shoot it at night because, well, I shoot everything at night, and frankly its the easiest shot, and you’re basically guaranteed no people in the shot (the tour buses start rolling in around 9AM).

–Dan Thompson

Lightning and Lightning Bugs

It just hit me the other day how far behind I am on Picture of the Week because of the break I took for Picture Me, Loving You! Crazy! Just know that I haven’t totally lost my mind when Fall rolls around, and I’m posting pictures of Spring flowers. ANYWAY,... read more

Warp Speed

You know, there’s a funny thing about borrowing things that are nicer than yours… I have been toying with the idea of getting a new camera for a while. There is, frankly, nothing wrong with the one I have, but the newer ones out now would allow me to do... read more

Armadillos at the Magnolia Plantation

I have to admit something here… up to the point that Holly and I saw these armadillos, I’m not sure I had ever seen one that wasn’t squished on the side of the road. It’s a shame too, because they’re hilarious! Let me back up. While... read more

The Battery at Sunrise

One of the most iconic views of Charleston, South Carolina is of the historic homes along the seawall on East Battery Street. Known as The Battery, this was originally a defensive seawall, and was named after a Civil War era battery location at the end of the street.... read more

Charleston’s Angel Oak Tree

Charleston, South Carolina’s Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be somewhere around 400 – 500 years old, and is absolutely jaw dropping! It’s not the fattest tree we’ve ever seen, and it’s not the tallest tree we’ve ever seen… but... read more

The Old Sheldon Church

One of the nice things about only posting one picture a week is that I basically have an endless amount of content, as I’m always taking pictures. The downside though, is that I feel like I can’t just camp out on a subject because I get so behind. Ah Fripp... read more

Wild Beach at Hunting Island

Okay, back to the beach!! A couple of weeks ago I shared a picture of a lighthouse on Hunting Island, which is right next door to Fripp Island where my family and I stayed earlier in the year. After grabbing that image I went for a walk up the beach, away from the... read more

Following the Winds of Change

Okay, I was originally planning on continuing my series on South Carolina today, but my heart is in Poland right now, so I’m sharing this picture… from Germany. LOL I’ll explain how I got there in a minute. It is interesting how life twists and... read more

Explaining Picture Me, Loving You

SPOILER ALERT!! Fair warning, if you haven’t seen or finished Picture Me, Loving You yet, stop reading now.  No really… I’m about to ruin the thrill of figuring it all out for yourself.  Seriously… click here and start from the... read more

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Did you know that Dan appears regularly on TV in the Knoxville and Chattanooga markets?  Check out some of his segments here.