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Billy Weeks

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Photos of the Year 2018

Susan Sontag, photography writer and critic, once said,” To collect photographs is to collect the world.” This year my favorite photographs are a collection of images ranging from Main amazing Lighthouses to following the Heritage High School’s football team.  So, with that here are my visual paragraphs and as Oscar Wilde once said,” I am not young enough to know everything.”

With clouds in the background a lone fisherman rides a bike down the beach for early morning fishing in the Atlantic Ocean near Coligny on Hilton Head Island. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

UTC basketball fans waving their arms to get a free tee shirt during a NCAA game with VMI in Chattanooga. UTC won the game 83-65. Sunday, December 9,2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Steve Buckler of Chickamauga look for a friends grave to place a wreath. Chattanooga National Cemetery hosted Wreaths Across America last weekend with hundreds of people placing holiday wreaths on graves of veterans. Saturday December 12, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Nolan Letzgus (7) of Heritage hug injured lineman Thomas Owens during a high school football game with Northwest Whitfield. Heritage won the game 56-28. Friday Nov, 2, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks).

705 undergraduates walked across the stage at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and one family member holds up a photograph. Saturday December 15, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

UTC club rugby players led by team captain Alli Schrenker (left) react to leading a match at halftime. Saturday December 1, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)…

An April snow blankets the trees in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Ed Austin reads the newspaper at the grave site of his wife which he visits everyday. Chattanooga National Cemetery hosted Wreaths Across America last weekend with hundreds of people placing holiday wreaths on graves of veterans. Saturday December 12, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Cades Cove Methodist Church in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The church originally consisted of a log structure with a dirt floor and a fire pit. The church building, which stands in Cades Cove today, was built in 1902 by John D. McCampbell, the pastor of the church who was also a carpenter. McCampbell completed the new church in 115 days at a cost of $115. Friday, 10,26, 2018, (Photo By Billy Weeks)

5 year old Ethan Seabert from Smith City, Alabama rides in the mutton busting contest during the Georgia National Fair which is held every October in Perry, GA. Each year approximately 400,000 visitors over 11 days attended the fair and participated in family activities. Saturday, October 6, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

VMI basketball forward Conner Arnold (21) dives for a ball against UTC’s bench during a NCAA game in Chattanooga. UTC won the game 83-65. Sunday, December 9,2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Contrail and the moon over Ringgold GA. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Larry Manning of Chattanooga, Tennessee photographs the grave site of his father-n-law. Chattanooga National Cemetery hosted Wreaths Across America last weekend with hundreds of people placing holiday wreaths on graves of veterans. Saturday December 12, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Derek Gibson (52) of Heritage holds the flag before a game with Chattanooga high school. Chattooga won the game 55-20. Friday Aug, 31, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks).

With fog in the background Chattooga Co. players react to winning a football game with Heritiage. (Photo by (Billy Weeks)

A car drives by a row of flags in Ringgold, GA. Twice a year Ringgold honors veterans with around 1500 crosses and flags placed along the streets. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A rainbow covers the Heritage football team during warmups in a game with Chattooga Co. (Photo by (Billy Weeks)

Sunrise over the beach and Atlantic Ocean near Coligny on Hilton Head Island. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

According to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association there are more than 43 million rodeo fans in the United States and 7th in all sports attendance. It draws more fans than golf and tennis. Chas. B. Davis Memorial Rodeo is held every July in Ringgold, GA. And it draws hundreds of fans and pro cowboys each year. This year was no exception. Allie Howard and her son 4 year old Ty (Bear) Howard walking up to watch the bareback riding competition Friday night. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

According to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association there are more than 43 million rodeo fans in the United States and 7th in all sports attendance. It draws more fans than golf and tennis. Chas. B. Davis Memorial Rodeo is held every July in Ringgold, GA. And it draws hundreds of fans and pro cowboys each year. This year was no exception. Matthew Smith of Saraland, AL tumbles during the bareback riding competition Friday night. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Sunflower at The Smith-Perry Berry Farm. (Photos by Billy Weeks)

Terrell Owens greets fans after giving his National Football League Hall of Fame speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Owens who was a NFL 6 time pro bowler with over a 153 career touchdowns. Saturday 8/4/2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Cade Kiniry (2) of Heritage has a quiet moment before a high school football game with Ringgold. Ringgold won the game 40-0. Friday Aug,24, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

UTC club rugby players Jade Harry and Emma Priest dive into standing water after winning a match. Saturday December 1, 2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Train passengers aboard steam engine #4501, which was built in 1911 and last restored to service by Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in 2014, leads a round trip excursion from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia. The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation, and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region. Saturday, 10/20/2018, (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Portland Head Light House at sunrise has long protected Portland, Maine. The original tower measured 72′ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps. It was first lit on January 10, 1791. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

UTC’s Head Football Coach Tom Arp reacts as his football team won its 4 game in a row against conference favorite Samford by a 27-20 final score. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Marist’s High School band warms up during a high school football game with Heritage. Marist won the game 61-20. Friday Nov, 9, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks).

Nolan Letzgus (7) of Heritage defends a pass against Marist’s’s Joshua Moore (83) during a high school football game. Marist won the game 61-20. Friday Nov, 9, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks).

Zach Angel’s helmet flies off during a tackle during the Heritage and Ringgold high school football game. Ringgold won the game 40-0. Friday Aug,24, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Gave Claxton walks his cow to be groom before the Georgia National Fair which is held every October in Perry, GA. Each year approximately 400,000 visitors over 11 days attended the fair and participated in family activities. Saturday, October 6, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Steam Engine #4501, which was built in 1911 and last restored to service by Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in 2014, leads a round trip excursion from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Summerville, Georgia. The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation, and display, railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region. Saturday, 10/20/2018, (Photo By Billy Weeks)

Wes Lozano (28) of Heritage get a hug after finishing his last high school football game against Marist. Marist won the game 61-20. Friday Nov, 9, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks).

Heritage’s Head Football Coach EK Slaughter has a moment with his team before a high school football game with Ringgold. Ringgold won the game 40-0. Friday Aug,24, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A young bear stands in a field of wild flowers.It is estimated that 1500 black bears live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it is one of the largest protected areas in the United States for bear habitat. Some bears grow to a weight of 600 pounds and reach a length of 6 feet. Thursday, 05,11, 2018, (Photo By Billy Weeks)

 

Chandler Hill (9) of Heritage defends a pass against Ringgold’s Brayden Broome (6) during a high school football game. Ringgold won the game 40-0. Friday Aug,24, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Beach Fireworks Hilton Head Island. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

A large flock of starling flying over Ringgold, GA

Terrell Owens waits back stage before giving his National Football League Hall of Fame speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Owens who was a NFL 6 time pro bowler with over a 153 career touchdowns. Saturday 8/4/2018 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Moon rise over the Christmas star in Ringgold, GA .

Fireworks close the day at the Georgia National Fair which is held every October in Perry, GA. Each year approximately 400,000 visitors over 11 days attended the fair and participated in family activities. Saturday, October 6, 2018. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse glows red light in Acadia National Park at sunset. (Photo by Billy Weeks)

 

 

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