The Photographic Society of East Tennessee is pleased to announce a special presentation at our next club meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15th, 2015 at the Rose Center, beginning at 6:30pm.

Presenter of the Month is: Harold Jerrell of Rose Hill, Va. Harold will be sharing images created on his recent trip to Ireland.

Harold Jerrell
Harold Jerrell

Harold’s  work has been featured in the Blue Ridge Parkway, an award winning magazine covering the Mountains of the South and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photos include images of nature, wildlife, fishing scenes, and landscapes.

Additional photographs have appeared in the following: Virginia Wildlife magazine (cover), Wildlife Monographs, A Publication of Wildlife Society (cover), Blue Ridge Outdoors, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park website, America’s Anniversary Garden: Native Plants publication, Rose Hill, Virginia website, Highland Sojourner, Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail website, Friends of Roan Mountain website, The Trust for Public Land website, Virginia State University Aquaculture Newsletter, National Park Service Digest, Getting to Know Virginia’s Wetlands, and the cover of Verizon phone book. In 2009, a photo and news story won first place in Virginia and was a Southern Regional finalist while a computer generated slide show placed first in Virginia, first in the Southern Region, and was a national finalist in the National Agriculture County Agents Association (NACAA).

Harold is a native of southwest Virginia and lives in Rose Hill with his wife Nancy. He began his career as a teacher and worked as a seasonal park ranger for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. After working for more than ten years with the Virginia Department of Forestry, he has been employed by Virginia Cooperative Extension and serves as the Agricultural Extension Agent for Lee County.

Photography became a way for Harold to relax and enjoy nature. Capturing scenes with fascinating lighting became the challenge. Often, that meant working before sunrise or after sunset in an effort to capture a fleeting moment. Taking the family on a nature hike can provide peace and relaxation that is all too often missing in today’s world. John Muir once said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

The public is welcomed to attend this special event. If you enjoy excellent photography you won’t want to miss this!

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