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Laura


Sometimes, when the light is right and the camera position is right, and the exposure is right you get the most beautiful images. BUT….sometimes…if you pay attention, a photographer can actually capture the beautiful soul of a person regardless of the light, or camera angle, or exposure…just being there at that moment and being ready to press the shutter release.
As you can see, I removed all the color, the background and foreground, the scenery at the location, and still, her soul just comes shining through. As most of you know, I am recently retired from the military and have become a full time “college boy”, studying for my BA in Photography. Well, with all the math, English  design, and research work…I am painfully short on maintaining my photography skills (or, shutter release anxiety!!). So, when Laura asked if I could take some images of her wearing her mother’s wedding dress..of course I agreed. Then, she wanted to know if would mind shooting the images ..ON THE BEACH…near sunset….really??? NOW I was really excited about the photo-shoot  While Laura is not getting married anytime soon, I really had a chance to play around with camera angles, lighting, and even some editing tricks and ideas. I hear her and her mother are quite happy with the results (bonus!), and I am thrilled to be back out on the beach at my fav time of day, doing what I love to do. Several of her images are quite lovely (both color and black and white) but this one, just stood out to me to share with everyone. I hope you enjoy the image, and feel free to check my gallery of the entire shoot with her.

Location: Kiawah Island Beach, SC
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 VR lens
(back to the basics here; no reflector, no flash, no tripod)
note: this is nearly a 1:1 crop from a much larger total shot

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Landscapes and Seascapes


Stairway to …..
After letting my eyes roam across the image in my view finder, Things just seem to be in this image, I will leave that up to you all. This si a steep nature trail on Garmisch Germany, lovely day for hiking but as the clouds (and shadows) began to appear, well, anytime is a good time for coffee and a little break in the action.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-300 VR lens, hand held, programmed auto.

As always, my images are copyright protected and available to you as wall art prints, wraps, and other merchadise. More info available on my “About” page. You can click on any of my images to see them in HIGH RES. Thanks for visiting!


Nature and Wildlife


Here is that Exotic Bird in color with slightly lower ISO setting.

Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, Nikkor 1.4 teleconverter (camera hand held, no flash).
Camera settings: F/4, 1/500sec, ISO 1000, focal length 280mm. Natural available light was bounced from the small pond of water this bird was drinking from.
As always, my images are copyright protected and available to you as wall art prints, wraps, and other merchadise. More info available on my “About” page. You can click on any of my images to see them in HIGH RES. Thanks for visiting!


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).