Lunch time! Photo of a Abdim’s Stork.
This is a shot that was shown to me by Jack Graham! We were out in the early morning last Thursday up Tremont Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This was part of the Great Smoky Mountain Photography Summit. It was a really rainy morning. When the ran had let up for just a few minutes, I got out of the car, set up my gear, and went up to Jack Graham who was shooting this scene, looking down at the tree branched coded with beautiful fall leaves up against the flowing water of the stream. This photo was shot with my Fuji XT1 with my telephoto lens, 18-135mm. To get the smoothness of the water I shot this photo at F11 and ISO 1600. I shot this photo at all different types of ISO’s to get different effects of the water. (a tip from Jack Graham).
What is Americana photography exactly? You are going back in time and capturing America’s history and bringing it back into the present. I have shot Americana a lot lately, I have fell in love with it! I love the idea of bringing history out in a picture. It is also so much fun to take pictures of. Not only will you photograph it, you learn so much about America’s past and really get to study about all our major events, from cars to diners to how we lived when we first came to America. Americana Photography is a photographic experience along with a learning experience. You will educate your audience and make them think back to the 50s or 40s etc. This style of photography is growing in popularity because of how different it is and how unique it is. All across America there are so many historical scenes to shoot in every city. These photos I shot in Nashville, Tennessee. These will give you a perspective of what Americana photography looks like. When of the best Americana photographers I believe in America is Bill Fortney. He goes all across America and photographs ghost towns, diner, general stores, and even Route 66. He is my inspiration of starting to do Americana photography. If you want to check out his work here is his blog, http://www.billfortney.com.
Hope you enjoy the images,