One of the greatest things photography has taught me is to look for the details and that you can find beauty anywhere. It's one of the main reasons why I naturally love flower and garden photography so much - it's about taking something everyday that might often be overlooked and turning it into something special. Recently when I was back in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, I decided to take some photographs in my family's backyard garden. It's so much fun to look through the camera at something you've seen many times before. Check out some of my favorite shots below and go out and explore your own hidden treasure.
It's been about a month since I moved out of Tennessee and became an Ohioan again. To mark this time, I thought it'd be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite Tennessee photographs. Many are from East Tennessee as I was living in Knoxville when I started in photography but I've also done some shooting in Nashville as well. Check out some of my favorite Tennessee shots below.
The Henley St. Bridge in downtown Knoxville
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the end of summer
Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains
Fireworks from 4th of July in Loudon, TN
The hallway down the Nashville Parthenon
Radnor Lake in Nashville
Last fall, I had the unique opportunity to tour the Knoxville Zoo with a group of photographers before the zoo opened to the public for the day. We were led by zoo staff to share information about the animals and facility in general while having the whole place to ourselves to snap away as we pleased. It was an amazing time to go because the zoo had just welcomed two baby gorillas that were on display. With welcoming summer this week, I thought it was a perfect time to share some of these zoo pictures. Check out some of my favorite shots from the day below.