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!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Just Another Tequila Sunrise

OK, maybe not a tequila sunrise, but most definitely a coffee sunrise!

It’s been quite a while since I took off in search of the perfect sunrise.  This week kind of demanded that I take some time for myself.  It seems that forces beyond my control were at work, and I was helpless.  So, to remedy the ugliness of the week, I decided I needed a sunrise. 

For me, a sunrise is a time of reflection, a time for warmth, and a time to start over.  That’s what I did yesterday.  I reflected on the ugliness and how it affected me, and how I was ugly to those around me.  I was warmed by the sunlight and reminded of the warmth and love that my God provides.  Last but not least, I declared the day a new start.  A start over, with the intentions to do the right thing!

For your viewing pleasure, just a few shots from my epiphany of the day!

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ISO 100
355 second exposure
ISO 100
207 second exposure


I think the 2 photos above are the longest exposures I‘ve ever done.

Look at that glassy smoothed water!!!

The filter I’m using is a B+W 110 ( 10 stop filter).  The thing is so dark, you need to meter for light and focus before you put the thing on!  At that point you need to figure out how long of an exposure you need.  At first I created a spread sheet that gave me the appropriate time needed according to what light was metered.  Kind of time consuming, but it worked. 

Then I found this great app on ITunes for my IPod Touch.  It’s an ND Timer that tells me exposure time based on available light,  and also sounds an alarm when the time is complete.  Cool!


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Well, that’s it for today. 

Until next time…

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