Gentle Rain at Night

Tonight we had a bit of a storm roll through and afterwards it settled into a steady rain.  Frogs in the distance were croaking and it was the kind of spring rain that was just gentle.  No wind, just a few night sounds, a neighborhood dog (who I imagined was lamenting his plight being left out in the rain) and a single car that drove by.  A light fog also seemed to lay over everything deadening sounds a bit from carrying too far.  I also tried a little something else on this recording, that is to loop it so you could play the sound on a single loop mode and go to sleep to the gentle rain at night.

Short Drive Home at Night

I was driving back across Norris Dam to come home and I realized that there are a lot of car sounds too that would make for at least an interesting field recording.  So I stopped the car halfway and rolled down the windows.  I had windscreens on so I figured that would help with some of the air coming in from the windows.

You can clearly make out that it is raining and at least three different roads with different speed limits and varying loudness.  When I got close to home, I let a car pass me as I have to back down my driveway as it is rather steep.

Walk Across Norris Dam at Night after Storm

It’s hard to breathe in such a way as not to pick it up in field recordings when you are walking.  I admit I need to lose a few pounds too and since it had just stormed and the clouds still looked ominous, I felt like I was a walking lightning rod.

Here you can hear the night sounds, with cars that drove by on the dam at various speeds, water birds, electrical hum of the generators and the low throb of the dam.

Release: Mossy Falls

Mossy Falls is now available for purchase on my gallery.  I currently have three sizes available – printed on Epson Metallic Archival paper, then mounted on 1/4″ polished acrylic.

This is another one of my favorite images since it has a very serene feel to it.  Shot in Roaring Fork area near Gatlinburg, TN.

I currently am offering 3 different sizes of this for purchase.

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“Reach” now available.

I’ve been putting this off far too long.  I’ve had a few inquiries about printing my photography on a large scale as art.  Reach is an image that I feel needs to be seen as a large photograph to really see it as intended.

90″ x 30″ Printed on Epson Archival Metallic Photo Paper, mounted on 1/4″ Polished Acrylic, you can now purchase this print on my Gallery here.


006: eldila

This is my ‘Phantom’ image.  I call it ‘eldila’ as it reminds me of the Angel-like figures that CS Lewis talks about in his space trilogy books of which “Out of the Silent Planet” is the first in the series.

I took this photo awhile back when our church was renovating a house next door to use as a secondary parsonage.  It remains one of my favorite images.

At the time Peter Lik had recently sold “Phantom” for 6.5 million dollars which featured a shaft of light in Antelope Canyon.

005: Briceville Community Church

I love history.  But to love history means to understand that those who lived through historical events endured some hard times.  The Fraterville Mine disaster is one of those stories from Anderson County.  The church pictured here was where the memorial service was held a month later for those who has died in the mine.

“The community of Fraterville was devastated by the mine explosion. The town lost all but three of its adult males. Hundreds of women were widowed, and roughly a thousand children were left fatherless. Some families lost as many as eight family members. A large memorial service was conducted at the Briceville Community Church on June 8, 1902.

Eighty-nine of the deceased miners are buried in the Fraterville Miners’ Circle in Leach Cemetery (behind Clear Branch Baptist Church) just off U.S. 25W at Rocky Top. A monument at the center of the circle bears the names of all 184 miners who were identified. On May 19, 2005, the circle was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Other miners who lost their lives in the Fraterville disaster are buried in Longfield Cemetery on U.S. Route 441 just east of Rocky Top.” – Wikipedia