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My 5 Favorite Photos from 2020

It's my favorite post of the year! Wow... 2020, right?  What can be said... what needs to be said.  Frankly, I'm not even sure.  2020 has been a challenging year, and those challenges are no doubt going to follow us into 2021.  Even as we've been talking about "the new normal" for months now (feels like years), I still can't help but think that I don't want a new normal.  Even tonight as I was building out my travel map for the year, which I love doing by the way because I love maps, I couldn't help but mourn a little more the losses of 2020.  Even with all the struggles and challenges, I...

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Something Different

Holly's Story


Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33.  Holly’s Story is her blog about breast cancer survival.

Picture Me, Loving You

Picture Me, Loving You

It’s different, and maybe a little whacky, but it will hopefully have you intrigued! Check out the photo-narrative!

Dan on TV

Life on the Farm

Dan and Holly bought a small farm in 2018 and building their “forever home” there now.  Follow along here!

Project Car

Project Car

Dan may or may not have an obsession with cars.  Follow along with his dream car build up; a 1967 Camaro.

A Seat in the Snow

Like the image from the very first of this series, this week's image was taken in my own yard.  We were blessed here in East Tennessee to have a couple of pretty little snows this past winter, and this snowy scene struck me as I was walking around looking for photos. ...

Foggy Morning at Benton Falls

What a day this was!  Several weeks back, Holly and I decided to go for a short drive down to Benton to see Benton falls, and MAN was it foggy!  I hadn't been in foggy conditions like that in some time - scary to drive in, but really neat to explore the falls.  Holly...

Progression of Light in the Smokies

Well Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you've all had a nice weekend and got to spend at least a little bit of time with your friends and family this weekend.  Whatever the number, it was surely better than last year when we were all locked down and no one was doing...

Hey! Get outta my shot!

Ah, just flip it to black and white. If I'm honest, this is usually my approach to black and white photography.  If I take a picture in color, and it doesn't work for some reason, I'd always try flipping it to black and white to see how it looked.  In retrospect, this...

Late Fall Mood in the Yard

Hey friends! If you happened to catch my Five Favorite Pictures from 2020 post (and if you missed it, take a second and go have a look!) you've seen this picture before, but this week I'm going to take a minute to talk about the image itself, and what's coming in the...

Hanging Out with the Milky Way

Sometimes you make something, because you think it'll be entertaining... and then you end up loving it. Mid-way through the year last year I got invited to join the Tristar Adventures ambassador program, which has opened up some opportunities to meet and collaborate...

The Dark Horse Rising

Let's learn something together! I mentioned in last week's post that I have been experimenting with shooting the Milky Way at tighter and tighter focal lengths.  I used to think that 24mm was as tight as you could get and still practically have a foreground, but then...

My Place in the Galaxy

Kind of makes you feel small, right? As we make our way back into the Milky Way core season, I wanted to share a few images I've managed to capture already, plus this one, which I've actually been working on since last fall.  This time of year the Milky Way is low on...

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