Author Archives: Scott Hotaling

Black Balsam

Located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina, the Black Balsam area is a stunning, year-round location for productive landscape photography. Sandwiched between Devils Courthouse and Graveyard Fields, it’s easy to overlook the small spur road that leads off the Parkway to one of two parking locations in the area. But, those that [...]

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Finding a Fresh Perspective

This particular dogwood in Great Smoky Mountains National Park blooms along the Middle Prong of the Little River in the Tremont region of the park every spring. And, every spring, photographers line up to take very similar images of it. Part of the similarity is dictated by location (hard to access or shoot anything but [...]

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Winter Beauty

First of all, welcome to the new Light of the Wild blog. I’ll be updating this regularly with insight, photos and general musings about the natural world and how us photographers relate to it. For now, the best way to keep up with updates is via my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter or catch [...]

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