Thanks for taking a picture of me Jana! You are amazing!



Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just another sleepy Nashville, TN. sunrise

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Sweet Shot Day

Make sure you do the bloggity blog hop, and check out the other entries in this weeks Sweet Shot Tuesday over at Life with 3 Boybarians!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Girls Just Want To Have Fun!

T4 Gang-15 Sing it Cyndi!

You know, there are a lot of things this picture is not!

* It’s not the best shot in the world. 
* It’s not gonna win any major photo journalistic awards. 
* It’s not gonna be printed for the whole world to see.

But I can tell you what it is gonna be…my
Sweet Shot Tuesday entry for the week!

I had the pleasure of taking family photos for my nephew, his fiancé and her girls a couple of weeks ago, and this pic is by far my favorite.  It’s not a staged shot, it’s just something that happened.  I mean look at the way her hair is reflected in the sun.  Look at that cute little pixie grin, it’s almost as if she is yelling at me and saying…”Come on Uncle CooCoo, you can’t catch me”!

This is what photography should be…


Make sure you check out the rest of the Sweet Shot Tuesday entries over at
Darcy’s site!

Sweet Shot Day

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th of July Fireworks…

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Pooles Knob Sunrise

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fisk Memorial Chapel

Just another shot from my afternoon at Fisk University.  While walking around campus, I spotted this old building and was immediately drawn towards it.  I think I’m definitely going back for some more shots this weekend!

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The Fisk Memorial Chapel, with a seating capacity of approximately eight hundred, was designed by William B. Bigelow of New York City and completed in 1892. General Clinton B. Fisk, a founder of the University, left funds for construction to the University in the form of railroad stock. The interior has a high domed ceiling exposing the appealing support structures. A balcony extends on three sides. The Chapel houses an extraordinary 40 rank Holtkamp pipe organ, which is one of the finest examples in the United States of the work of organ-builder, Walter Holtkamp Sr. The organ has an estimated value of over $2.5 million. It was built especially for the University to be housed in the Chapel. Over the entrance doors is the stirring legend: “Arise shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.”

The Chapel is the primary assembly area on campus and is rich in intellectual and cultural traditions. Outstanding international concert artists, musical organizations, drama and dance performances, lecturers, ministers and political figures have also appeared in the Chapel. Included among those who have visited the Chapel, given addresses, performed for students and community members are The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, Booker T. Washington, Louis Armstrong, W. C. Handy, Jesse Jackson, Nat King Cole, Eubie Black, Merle Haggard, Robert Altman, John Hope Franklin and Bell Hooks. The Chapel is the home performance site for the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Information obtained from the following web site;

The Fisk Memorial Chapel


Until next time…

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Monday, June 27, 2011

What is composition?

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Evidently something I lack, that’s for sure!

Have you ever seen something that you think would make a good image?  Yea, you probably have.  It’s those moments or objects that you just need to capture for eternity.  Well, Cravoth Hall on the campus of Fisk University is an example of what I’m talking about.  I drive by this building at least 3 times a week, and I truly love the character and statement it makes.

The above image is 3 shots bracketed using a 10 stop filter, and I love it!  The movement of the clouds, the vibrancy that a nice sunny day can provide.  I know it’s not for everybody, but for me it does the trick!

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Now I moved around quite a bit, trying to capture the building from several different angles.  I took several different shots and chimped on each one, making sure it was what I was trying to capture.  The one above is the view I see from my car on those days I drive by.  So I knew this was one of my favorites.  I even took several captures from this vantage point.  Not once did I see the distraction in the photo.  Do you see it?  If not, click here to see what I was talking about!

It seems I was so caught up in the beauty of the building and what I was trying to say, that I totally missed the stupid tree at the fork of the sidewalk!  As much as I tried to take the tree out, I could not do it.  So, I’m stuck with it until the next time I get over to Fisk University.  Maybe I should think about taking Kent Weakley’s Composition E-Class . . . AGAIN!

Photography Composition eClass by Kent Weakley

Until next time…

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Cravoth Hall Fisk University

When I pick up my son from school, we always drive by this building.  I’ve always loved the look, shape and boxiness of it, and on numerous times I’ve threatened to pull over and take some photos of it. 

This past week, I had the opportunity to do just that!

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This neo-Gothic structure first served as the Erastus M. Cravath Memorial Library. Named for Cravath, the university's first president (1875-1900), it was designed by Nashville architect Henry Hibbs and built in 1929-30. The interior walls depict several murals by Aaron Douglas, the leading Harlem or Negro Renaissance painter and founder of the Fisk Art Department.

I guess the thing that really got me about this campus in the heart of downtown Nashville is, I never knew the history of Fisk University.  Sure, I’ve grown up right here in Nashville and have lived here my entire life, but I never knew the history that surrounds this great school.  As I was walking around campus this past week something really jumped out at me…the number of historical markers.  It seems as if there was one for every building on campus.   

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I guess I need to get out a little more :~)

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