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Keith Dotson | Catching Shadows

THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER KEITH DOTSON

Behind-the-scenes with landscape photographer Keith Dotson

Behind-the-scenes with landscape photographer Keith Dotson

Go with me to one of my favorite local locations: a secret riverside spot that always offers solitude

This spot on Spring Creek, in the countryside outside Nashville isn’t really a secret, but it’s a place I’ve visited many times, and have always been completely alone. I’ve never seen anyone fishing, swimming, or even hiking by on the nearby trail. Of course I had the company of birds, who can be heard happily singing in the video. And occasionally, the hair on the back of my neck stood up — as though the spirits of some of those old ancestors were standing nearby.

It was a hot and sunny day for this latest visit, with the mid-morning light much more direct than I prefer. But the glow of sunlight in the leaves provides a good, strong contrast.

One of my favorite local spots to photograph and experience the sounds of nature

This old stream circumnavigates a large patch of flat meadow that was home to a Mississippian-era Native American village for 300 years, beginning about 1,000 CE.

It was a beautiful but hot day. This sky looks like something right out of "My Neighbor Totoro"
It was a beautiful but hot day. This sky looks like something right out of “My Neighbor Totoro
I had my total photo geek look going on for the hike, with pants bloused into my Redwing Irish Setter boots to help deter ticks
I had my total photo geek look going on for the hike, with pants bloused into my Redwing Irish Setter boots to help deter ticks.
The river provides treats for local raccoons and for intrepid photographers, like this complete shell for a very large fresh-water clam I discovered on the riverbank.
The river provides treats for local raccoons and for intrepid photographers, like this complete shell for a very large fresh-water clam I discovered on the riverbank.

See all my recent photographs from this location here

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~ Keith

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