Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies

Here is a look inside the Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I enjoyed the aquatic life seemingly all around me without ever getting my feet wet or my camera of course. These are all shot with my Canon 7D with only ambient light. It was a bit of a challenge as the aquarium is naturally very dark with only the light form the tanks illuminating the fish. I hope you enjoy them and happy first day of Spring 2015.

Snow in Knoxville, TN 2015 Round 4 . . .

Here is round four of inclement weather that has fallen in East TN. We woke up this morning with five inches of snow covering everything in sight . . . The snow seemed to be wet and was very nice to walk in; footing was definitely better when you stayed in the thick layer of snow as opposed to the slushy tire tracks on the roads. I hope you enjoy these photos and are staying warm today:)

Winter Ice Art 2015

Temperature was around 6 degrees while I was taking these photos at 8:15 AM on Thursday, February 19, 2015. I caught the light just after the sun had topped the ridge to our East here in South Knoxville. I shot photos for about 15 minutes and had to retreat back to the warm house because my exposed finger tips were starting to catch the the first painful feelings of frost bite. I think some of the photos reflect the sharp teeth of Mother Nature’s cold bite this morning. I hope you enjoy them and are nice and warm wherever you are today.