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Fine Art Collection


Sometimes, we just see something and say to ourselves, “thats it, take the picture!”, I am not really sure why I felt that way about this image. I guess thats why our professor hands us assignments and says to just go shoot. I was standing in a parking garage for shelter from the storm, when I looked out and saw this image. The two people walking with umbrellas to keep the rain off of themselves, the strong image of the tree…it’s leaves and branches resembling the shape of the umbrellas, the lamp post and sidewalk, the heavy amounts of water on the ground, and puddles….it just said, “go ahead, take the shot”. I am hoping to come up with a name for this image, so if anyone is more connected to thier “inner artist” than I am, please send me a shout! Thanks so much for visiting!
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 24-70 2.8
Camera Settings: ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/200sec. focal length: 48mm

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Stills and digital artwork


Low angle of view of a dock, rope and cleat with the clouds in the back ground.

As you may have guessed already, this is not my usual camera gear. Our instructor wanted us to get out of our “comfort zone” and get back to the basics. So, this was shot with an entry level Nikon (of course Nikon!), it is a D5000 with an 18-200 VR zoom lens. The perfect lil combo for a “walk around” camera and lens. More images coming with my full frame Nikon and lenses, but for now…I hope this one doesn’t dissappoint my friends and followers. Stay safe and get out there!

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Model Portfolio


Oh how I do enjoy the summer time….Hope all of you are doing well! Finally back to my computer and a schedule…so, please look forward to more images (all genre’) beginning this week.
Stay safe and just do it!

 

Model: Mikal

Loaction: Folly Beach, SC

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens


Leah G- in color


And here is the color version.

Wife, mother, waitress, and now model…the lovely Leah G.

Location: Columbia, SC
Model: Leah G.
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens


Leah G in monochrome


Time for another session of ” color? or black and white?” This is more of a “fine art” edit in my opinion. I also did a color version that I am posting next. Although the poses are identical, I am going to with hold my thoughts until after I hear from all of you. So please feel free to share your thoughts! I have pretty thick skin and I am very open to criticism (constructive), however I do ask that any criticism of the model please be refrained. It takes a huge amount of courage to get in front of the camera knowing the images will be shared around the world. Thanks so much, and please let me know your thoughts! It is the only way I know of to get better at my beloved craft of photography.

Location: Columbia, SC, USA
Model: Leah G.
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, Mother Natures direct sunlight.


Travel- Grandfather Mountain


Another view of the Mile High Swing Bridge.

 

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Classic Curves and Lines


Combining a classic auto as a background to a classic beauty holding a classic guitar…and a classic black and white post production effect, I hope my viewers agree, is a classic combination of classic lines and curves.

Model: Kristeena (a young mother of one)
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, a single SB900 fired through a shoot through umbrella (model right) and a soft silver reflector (model left).

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Fishing Boats at Dawn


Sometimes, if your patient, you can be blessed with catching those very first rays of light at the sun comes over the horizon. Some of this image is still in the shadows while the marsh grass, boats, and some of the clouds begin to recieve those first golden rays of direct sunlight.

Location: Beaufort, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a Cokin reverse ND filter.

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Stills and digital artwork


Tug Boat off the North Carolina Coastline

Location: North Carolina, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens

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Landscapes and Seascapes


The most peaceful feeling………
I posted a similar image in my blog already, but just could not decide which on I liked best…this has the sail boat sailing away from the sun, the previous image has it sailing into it (the benefit of being at the right place at the right time I guess!). Hope this one brings even warmer feelings for everyone.

Location: The Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens
Camera settings: Focal length 70mm, f13, 1/500s, ISO 100

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The final light of the day, and a lone star.

Note: This image was grabbed under duress! lolol…the ferry was about to leave, I had one chance to get this. Shot this image at ISO 6400, f/3, shutter speed 1/60th, minus 1/3 exposure compensation, hand held! Focal length 24mm.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens.

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Travel


Peaceful, Easy Feeling.

Location: OBX, NC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 VR lens

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Travel


From the Summit of the Zugspitz, it seems you can see forever. The frozen breath, the snow covered ladder, cables and ledges…crevasses adorned in icles and snow that has yet to be touched by man…solitude, peace, and one’s perspective on life can be felt and pondered.

Location: Garmisch, Germany atop the Zugspitz.
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR lens, lots of cold weather gear.

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Stills and digital artwork


And now a black and white version. Your thoughts?

Location: West Coast of Florida
Model: the lovely and talented Marlese
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 VR 2.8, SB900 fired off camera to camera right.

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Stills and digital artwork


And here is the black and white version

Light after sunset (about 2 minutes after)
Gorgeous scenery after sunset in Key West, FL, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens, Induro CT213tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead

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Travel


Steep trails and snow everywhere, hiking along this trail in Garmisch I stumbled upon the cabin. No one home but the break in the steep climbing was much enjoyed!

Location: Garmisch, Germany
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens.

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Stills and digital artwork


Knock, knock, knocking on Heavan’s door

Location: Gatlinburg, TN, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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Post cards from the road


The Gate and Walkway
This is the walkway of a private boat dock in Shem Creek, and area in Mt Pleasant, SC, USA just across the bridge from Charleston, SC, USA.
A path represents a lot of different things in our lives, as does the gate. For me, a paths show several things; one being the way we came. how we arrived at where we are now, all the good choices and bad choices, all recorded along the way. All the values and morals we have developed, discarded, re-assesed, and tweaked. The gate can serve several purposes; to keep unwated traffic out, lock you in, allow you to pass, or even make you wait for the approriate time to act or move along your new path..or, retreat back down the way you came. The path itself is elevated above the pitfalls and dangers below it, and branches out offering you more than one avenue of egress or ingress. But at its very best, it still remains, a path. It is up to you to choose where you will go, when, and how far. And as for me…when my special someone walks the path with me, at the right time of day, with glass of wine and time to relax and enjoy where we have been, where we are at, and where we are going…Sometimes, wow…I might need to close the gate for a lil while (wink!)

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Post cards from the road


Folly Beach, SC, USA looking at the Morris Light House
This reminded me of the storms of life and how many we go through. For me, the rocks seem to hold my courage and resolve firm and sturdy dispite the massive volume of trials and life’s many complicated and overwhelming tides of troubles and woes. And just like the ocean tides, troubles seem to ebb and flow the same. How we deal with those life challenges truly form and shape who we are today. The light house takes the form of our values, morals, and many of the absolutes we believe and cherish in our life. Just as surely as it guides ships and voyagers from certain disaster, our very own souls will do the same of us…if we only take those few moments..sometimes…to look for our own direction, see our way clear of our past and present troubles, and sail on into this glorious gift of life. Embrace our fears and while reaching out…joining together, and build a sturdy bridge of hope and inspiration for others to see, realize, and overcome so many of hours of loneliness and sorrow. For even in our darkest hour….soon, the sun will rise and give a new day, a new chance, a fresh shot at our resolve and our chosen paths of life.

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Stills and digital artwork


Big Sky Country
Driving across the Pan Handle region of Texas.

Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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Travel


Triple Falls photographer at the Dupont State Forest, NC, USA

This is an outdoor portrait I did of my son on our day hike to several falls in the Dupont State Forest. The color version of this is on my website as well and is equally as awesome (of course I am biased, it is a portrait of my son! lolol!)

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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Stills and digital artwork


Garmisch Germany, the valley at sunrise.

Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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Travel


Where Earth and Sky collide in Gatlinburg, TN Fall colors

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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Mountain Home with a view

Location: Gatlinburg, TN, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BDH2 ballhead

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