On exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library through January 3, 2013
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Washington Photo Safari alumna Tammie George spent the first 17 years of her life in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. When she moved away, she developed an intense appreciation for the changing seasons, nowhere better to be savored than the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. She frequently visits the East Tennessee countryside and spends hours roaming its trails and byways.
With her innate artistic urge, Tammie initially tried to capture the area’s beauty through drawing. Experiencing frustration, she turned to photography. Mostly self-taught, she remains loyal to her Canon Rebel XT, knowing that quality photographs depend much more on the vision of the photographer than the price tag of the camera.
Her favorite moments in photography come when she turns a corner and happens on something breathtaking—with no forethought, staging, pretense, or planning. The scene just is, and it is beautiful.
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