Renewed by the Scruffy City

I haven’t gone on a real, fun shoot in over two years! Thanks to a friend from the Camera Club of Oak Ridge, I renewed my photography spirit in my own Scruffy City, aka Knoxville. These uncropped images are from the Old City and downtown.

Glimpses of Greeneville

Photos taken in downtown Greeneville, TN in March 2017.

“What are you taking pictures of?”
“The textures and colors of the wall.”
“Oh. I thought there was something on the wall.”
…but, there is.

Knoxville at Night

I haven’t taken much night photography…mostly because my camera gets grainy past an ISO of 800. I’m also not big on using flash. But, I’m trying to expand my horizons. So, last night I spent a couple of hours with a fellow photog taking some shots in the dark.

Walking down Artists’ Alley, I could see the texture and colors of graffiti in a new, intriguing way.

In Sculpture Park, I mixed flash photography with nature.

Finally, I saw everything from a new perspective on top of the Market Square parking garage.

The expansion into night photography was tough, but fun, and I’ll keep trying it.