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Archive for March, 2012

Nature and Wildlife



Landscapes and Seascapes


Sometimes….one needs to stop, sit down, and enjoy the moment……


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Location Bridal Portfolio



Nature and Wildlife



Model Portfolio


Victoria wanted some country glamor images for her portfolio, I think we “got the shot” after only a few minutes of shooting.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, and a medium silver reflector for fill light.


Travel


While photographing the beauty of Triple Falls in the Dupont State Forest of North Carolina, USA; I noticed a young photographer taking a moment to take in the vast waterfall and all of its grandeur. As luck would have it, he remained motionless for the entire 3.8 seconds of this exposure. I converted this to black and white to remove the distraction of color from the image and bringing out the classic timelss quality to it. The recent rain provided a little extra volume to the flow of this beautiful fall, I have more images of this waterfall posted earlier in my bog. Please check them out!

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8, Full ND filter, Induro CT213 Tripod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.
Note: I had this printed as a 20×30 gallery wrap and have this hanging in my office (the young photographer pictured here is my son).


Model Portfolio


You never know just you will find in those old backyard garages, barns, and fields in South Carolina! Just a sample of some of my model photography. I do love my style of “Country Glamor”, I hope both the ladies and gentlemen out there will too.
Phoebe is a young model who wanted to add some country glamor to her portfolio, with a slight hint of Pin Up style.
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens and a large white reflector for fill light.


Stills and digital artwork


Hello my fellow bloggers and visitors! Just wanted you all to know I will be out in South Carolina this weekend for some “photo-therapy”, gotta GET OUT THERE and photograph the world around us. I wanted to sign off for the weekend with this image of an old truck in Gatlinburg, TN, USA. This truck can be seen on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in Gatlinburg.
I also wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who has “liked” my blog pages and have elected to “follow me” along my photographic journey into my second career. Thank you all! Please click on any of the images to visit my gallery and website where you can share the love as well. All of the images in my blog and websites are copyrighted, and they are available for your purchase if you so desire (again, greatly appreciated!), they are available in prints, wrpas, or merchandise such as puzzles, cards, key chains and more. Please visit my About page for more info. And as always, they remain free for your veiwing pleasure and sharing! Please keep up the likes and follows, and be sure to send comments (I truly love to hear from you and what emotions, memories, and ideas my images bring to you!)
Best wishes for a safe and happy weekend!
Equipment used for this shot: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 Tripod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.


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Early fall and a “blue bird” kind of day. Gorgeous view from our cabin in Gatlinburg, TN, USA. Getting high above the crowd somehow frees the soul and sends out spirits soaring!
Image shot with a Nikon D700, 24-70 2.8, Induro CT213 tripod and an Induro BHD2 ballhead. Also used a circular polarizer filter.


Nature and Wildlife


Image shot with a Nikon D300, 70-200 2.8 VR lens, 1.4 teleconv.


Nature and Wildlife


Sometimes we all need to just break away from the daily grind. On this day, I took a short drive out to the marsh area near Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, USA and just had to get out of my truck, stretch, breath in the air of southern life, and take in all of nature’s beauty. Luckily, I had my camera with me (as all photographers try to do), and was rewarded with this image.
Image shot with a Nikon D300, 70-300 VR lens.


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A mountain stream near Gatlinburg, TN, USA.

Equipment used was a Nikon D700, a Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, circular polarizing filter, an Induro CT213 tripod and an Induro BHD2 ballhead. Using a high Aperture setting and a long Shutter speed of at least .30sec is absolutely essential to capturing the flowing water instead of “freezing” the action. The polarizer filter or an ND GRAD filter help to reduce the shutter speed.

As always, these images are available for your veiwing pleasure! If you would like to help me fund some of these travels to get these images please click on the images to visit my website and purchase a print or merchandise (or a couple!) All images are available as wall art for your home or office.


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Late evening colors at “the Boneyard” at Edisto Island, SC, USA.


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A monochrome of “The Boneyard” at Edisto Island, SC, USA.


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Looking Glass falls in North Carolina, USA

 

Equiqment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, circular polarizing filter.

 

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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waiting for the day to unfold in Gatlinburg, TN, USA.

 

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead.

 

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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Taking the time to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lower of the Triple Falls. Located in the DuPont State Forest, it was only a short hike from the road to this location.

 

Equipement used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 Tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and an ND filter.  post processing with Topaz Labs Adjust4

 

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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The magical world of monochrome….devoid of color, brings out the truth in texture and emotion. As I awoke on a cold winter day, i found myself scrambling to gather my photography gear (and a cup of fresh HOT coffee!), then out on the upper deck of our cabin to capture this image of a new snowfall during this winter storm. The storm lasted all day, and provided some much needed bonding time with my lovely wife. The smell of fresh brewed coffee, the sound of the fire snapping and roaring in the fireplace, and plenty of time for simply talking and touching each other. Yes my friends, for me, this was a Perfect winter day! Walking out on the deck, it air was brittle cold, you could hear the muffled “whumps” of snow falling from the branches, and the sound of the snow packing down under your feet as you walk. Absolute silence filled the air, except for the sound of the wind as is blew through the trees. As evening fell and the sky darkened, I remember looking back into the house, the room painted with the glow of the fireplace and the candle lights. Truly one of our best evenings ever in Gatlinburg, TN.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 ballhead, and post processing with TOPAZ LABS Black and white Effects.


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A view of the Great Smokey Mountain in Fall. This is another shot taken from right off my front deck at our vacation cabin in Gatlinburg, TN, USA. I just love how the beauty of Mother Nature can be so close if one will just stop, look, listen, and appreciate.

 

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead.

 

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!


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The fall colors and the dusting of snow bring this image to life in Gatlinburg, TN! On my vacation with my family we were blessed with this gorgeous view from our rental cabin. I used a Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro 213 Carbon Finor tripod with an Induro BDH2 ballhead for this shot.

As always, the images here are for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to help me fund my travels and photography, please click on the image to veiw the entire portfolio and buy a print or two for you home or office wall art. Either way, stay safe and enjoy life with all of it’s beauty!


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I hope all of you have enjoyed this blog of “the boneyard” area of Edisto Island, SC, USA . I can only hope my photography has done some justice to the beauty and magic of this beautiful beach! You can see many more of my images of this enchanted beach by vising my website at http://www.stanshillingburg.com/ photography and click on the Landscapes and Seascapes gallery. I use a Nikon D700, a Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, a Grad ND filter, an Induro CT213 CARBON FIBER Tripod with an Induro BHD2 Ballhead. and as always, if you would like to help me fund more travels to gorgeous places to photograph, please help by purchasing a print or two from my website! All of my images are posted for your veiwing pleasure…the helps me get out there, to get those shots! Thanks so much to everyone for all your support, please enjoy the images! My next series will be a bit further North into the North Carolina mountains for fall colors and waterfalls!


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Fading light and long shutter speeds brings out the gorgeous richness of color while adding a soft surrel blur to the moving waves on Edisto Island, SC, USA. The Boneyard is famous for these trees living on the beach and having the sea come crashing in on them at high tide.

Equipment used: Nikon D700 with a 24-70 2.8 Nikkor lens, an Induro tripod with an Induro BHD2 ballhead for this shot.

As always, these images are for your veiwing pleasure by clicking on the image to get the High Res version. All of my images are available for your purchase as Wall Art, gallery wraps, prints, puzzles, mugs, etc..Your suport greatly helps me to finance my travels to bring images of gorgeous places to you! Thanks for visiting and come bacl often!