Photo by Art Meripol
If there is one thing that can be said about Southerners is that we know how to appreciate our heritage and landscape. Even as life moves a mile-a-minute, we value the time spent to stop and admire our beautiful surroundings.
Staff photographer Art Meripol was taking in the view of Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, when a group of mennonites stopped to do the same. The sight of these folks quietly soaking up the scene perfectly captures that sweet Southern pace we hold so dear. Here’s what he had to say about getting the shot.
The old saying “patience pays” really comes to the fore in photography. I was waiting for the best evening light recently at Point Park overlooking Chattanooga. As I waited a group of Mennonites came through on a bus tour.
I thought how much their dress echoed the past and that many 19th century travelers had stood in the same spot. I waited until this group was turned to the view and shot one frame with my iPhone. I used several apps to achieve the 19th-century look. It’s one of my favorite recent iPhone shots.
What’s your favorite spot for taking in life’s small pleasures?