Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Cabin Fever

Light Painted House-Milky Way-Smokies

Man, I sure do love photographing old houses and cabins under the night sky. The only thing I like better is shooting waterfalls at night. But just any old structure won’t work. Strange as it may sound, there are very specific requirements for what makes a good cabin shot. These are the features I look for, Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Twirling Fire & Whimsy

Steel wool light painting

Just got back from my Night Photography in the Smokies Photo Tour, where I had a terrific weekend with an enthusiastic and talented group of photographers. Here’s a shot by Latta Johnston of me doing a little steel-wool light painting for the group. The light painting inspired another participant, Chuck Dayton, to pen the following limerick: Kevin’s Smoky Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Space (Needle)-The Final Frontier

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

How many potential photo ops do you see all the time and then drive right by, thinking you'll check it out one of these days? You know, a dirt road you pass by on the way to a somewhere else, or an overlook on your favorite parkway that requires a short hike and you just Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Tonight’s Nocturnal Image – Night Sky Over Fontana Lake In The Smokies

Venus, Jupiter, and the Pleiades

Okay, one more night photo from the Smokies in honor of my new book Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I promise something new for tomorrow night’s image.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Tonight’s Image – A Wet Trailhead

Fontana Lake Marina

Here’s a shot of the trailhead for a couple of the hikes in my new book, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, that I wrote about yesterday. Yes, this is a trailhead! Before you can start hiking the trails, you have to take a boat trip across Fontana Lake. This photo shows the marina very Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I’m happy to announce that I have a new book! Well, actually, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not new. The book is 10 years old, but for various reasons I never publicized it. (Ask me about it over a beer sometime.) But the revised edition is totally new and all the issues I had Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Nightly Image – Streaking on The Loop

Car light streaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A Night on Top of a Mountain

Dining room for LeLonte Lodge in the Smokies

Harvey Broome, a Knoxville attorney who helped found The Wilderness Society, once said, “I have never wanted to leave the top of a mountain.” I was thinking of Broome’s comment last week while on Mount LeConte in the Smokies. Of all the mountains I've been on the top of, LeConte is unique. Like any mountain Read more... you know you want to.