Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

New Series!  For the last several weeks I’ve been sharing images that don’t really go together – a series of images that don’t belong in a series, if you will.  Well this week we transition into a series of images that do go together, and I hope you enjoy it.  This series is all about black and white (infrared) images that I collected late in the fall from the Smokies.  The first part of the series will explore first and last light and the heavy shadows that this lighting situation can create, and we’ll end with a collection of stream scenes that I’ve been enjoying.

Today’s image was a scene I found one morning.  The color in the sky had played out, but I was still looking around for areas where the light was creating interesting scenarios.  This particular group of trees didn’t have a lot of color to them, but I really liked the way the light was interacting with the tops of the trees, so I switched to infrared to see how it looked.  The contrast of the infrared really helped the illuminated trees jump out of the shadows, which appeared now darker.  In this particular scene I loved how the trees at the top of the image are just starting to emerge from the darkness, as the ones before them are already glowing in the sunlight.

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Foothills Parkway
Foothills Pkwy, Tennessee, USA

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