Late in September I awoke at dark thirty to make the drive to the top of the Smokies to try my photographic hand at a sunrise. Hoping for a little fog and some interesting early morning cloud formations, I got neither. The forecast warned of the cold morning. However, I missed the part about the 40-mile-per-hour winds on Clingmans Dome.
As the dark transitioned into blue, the distant mountain layers began to develop. I kept watching, occasionally clicking off a few images. When dark blue sky started its transition to daylight, the pinkish hue of the horizon was the finishing touch for this image.
Though not the fog or clouds I came looking for, the resulting abstract was a substitute I can accept. This image is printed and hanging in our studio. Stop in to see it in person.
With the gift giving season upon us, consider the gift of art. There are so many local artists creating unique and beautiful things that cannot be found in the mall. Art gives every time someone sees it and supports local creators and small businesses.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.