Monday, May 14, 2007

Smokey Mountains!

Tonight I'm in the Smokey Mountains near Franklin, NC photographing log homes for Appalachian Log Structures. If you're interested in a log home, that's the company to use! I'm not biased at all... really!


These are the Shaffer's, who can sit on their deck and look at that view whenever they want to!

10 comments:

Grumpy Old Man said...

That's a rat terrier like our Charlie, if I'm not mistaken.

kenju said...

I wish I loved there!

Heidi said...

You mentioned in your "Mother's Day" post that you made goofy faces to help your subject relax... did you have to do that with the Shaffer's dog, too? Just kidding... but I would love to see some pictures of you making those faces. Hee hee!

abbwv said...

absolutely a Jack as Lucy is my "cousin" and the Shaffer's are my Aunt and Uncle! Rick, talk about a SMALL WORLD!

oncee said...

Thanks for the pictures Rick. My grandmother was from that area, but it's been many years since I've seen it.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Yeah, a Jack Russell.

But third cousin to my rattie.

Scarlet said...

I love the smokies. Not as much as i love the rockies of course, but i love the smokies. i could live there.

Roberta said...

I am suffering from a serious case of log home/scenic view envy!

RD said...

Rick, that last photo of a log cabin 'veranda' (don't know what you Americans call it) looks so perfect as to be unreal. That's not a computer graphic, is it?

Rick Lee said...

No, it's not a computer graphic, but it's not "just" a photo in the sense that most people take photos. This is a professional shot that will be used in brochures, etc. The warm glow of light that is coming out of the house is created with two large studio flash units creating a huge amount of light (warmed with orange gels on them) flooding out of the house onto the deck. I can then control the balance of the light on the deck with the light of the distant sunset just by playing with the shutter speed and f-stops and the power settings on the flash... so that the balance of the home lighting and the distant lighting is just right. I also corrected the perspective in Photoshop so that all of the vertical lines are nice and straight. All in all it took about an hour to set up the lights and place all of the furniture and flowers, etc.