Category : Pilgrim’s Chronicles

6 hours, 2 minutes ago 2

 

This morning we took our group to Treemont and the conditions and light were perfect again!  The group had a lot of fun shooting water scenes.  I get tickled at non-photographers who comment that they sure bet we wish it was a bright blue sky, sunny day!!  Little do they realize that a light drizzle and heavy overcast may be the best weather and light for shooting fall foliage.  Today’s light really worked but it is turning very cold int he Smokies.   They are calling for snow tomorrow!!!!  Can’t wait to see that, snow on fall leaves in the Smokies, wow, how good can it get!

 

 

 

 

If we get the snow, you will see it here!!!!

 

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

*Photo Note:  everything this week – 18-135 Fuji zoom

 

1 day, 4 hours ago 6

Our Heavenly Father gave us glorious fog this morning that lasted, lasted and then lasted some more!!  I asked Him in prayer last night to give these people some thing glorious to work with this morning, it was the best, longest lasting fog I’ve ever had here!!!!  Thanks Father, no one serves up light like You!

 

 

 

Glorious, glorious outpouring of his Grace and Love.  What a morning….

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

*Photo Note all images Fuji XT-1 and 18-135 lens

 

1 day, 21 hours ago 4

 

Planning workshops one year in advance can be nerve racking!  Guessing when the fall leaves will turn a year out is, at best, a educated guess!  I’ve done it well, and I’ve done it poorly!  This fall I ran workshops in Brown County Indiana, Acadia N.P. Maine, and now we are in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina!  It’s been a triple play, three in a row!  We had peak color in Brown County and then great just past peak, but beautiful in Acadia, and now the same in the Smokies!  I arrived in Townsend at 9:00 a.m. this morning and was able to scout some of our key locations and was thrilled that the color was holding!  Let me share a few images from the morning shoot!

 

 

 

 

I’d rather live by Grace than count on my own capabilities!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

4 days, 7 hours ago 17

 

 

It’s the end of one workshop and the prep for the next.  I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting to board my flight to Lexington!   Then I’ll drive to Corbin (1.5 hours), stopping in Berea where Sherelene is working in the clinic today, then it’s on to the laundry, grocery store, and then home to start laundry.  Then get the vehcile ready, pack the AV, get new clothes packed, charge batteries make name tags for the Smokies, go over the weather, and location lists, and get ready to leave for the Smokies on Wednesday morning!  ……and I’m retired!!!!!

 

Loving every minute of it, but I sure miss my family!  The workshop in Acadia ended great and Jack and I each have workshops this week in different locations, I’m with Jim Begley in the Smokies and he is doing the Columbia Gorge in Oregon.  I want to thank all the great folks that joined Jack and I in Maine, and the great folks that will be in the Smokies this week with Jim and I.  I’m having a lot of fun, hope you are!

 

Also want to thank all the folks that are buying my eBooks, we are up to over 700 downloads, I’m thrilled!  Starting November 15th I number of new ones will go in production!!!  The Fuji System User’s Guide is first on the list!

 

I just bought the new Fuji 18-135 and will test it this week and feature it at the Nelson workshop and KelbyOne class I will be taping in Nelson in  a couple of weeks!  Jim Begley loves the Nikon 28-300 and this lens approximates that for the Fuji shooters.  One thing I love about it is how very, very sharp it is and how close it will focus, I’ll put it to the test this week!!!  The shot below is with the lens, I borrowed from Mike Roberts, it’s his fault!!!  Speaking of Mike, what a great shooter he is!!!!

 

 

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim