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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.

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Landscapes and Seascapes


At the top of the world in Garmisch Germany, the Zugspitz Observatory.

Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-300 VR lens, gloves, boots, coat, hat, lolol…DANG cold up there!

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Stills and digital artwork


24 cents a gallon….remember when?
There I was just driving along a back road when there it was, an old gas station with an original gas pump still in it’s place, and the per gallon price was frozen at 24 cents per gallon. I have the color version available on my website as well.

Location: Rural South Carolina
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, ISO 100, f/8, 1/60th

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Stills and digital artwork


Color or black and white? I could not decide, so I will be posting both of them. There was just too much debris (late model cars and parts) around this old classic. My apologies for the digital blanket around the gem (I am NOT a photoshop artist), I hope it is not too distracting from my classy subject!

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

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As promised, “The Twins” in Monochrome, enjoy!

 

 

 

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Landscapes and Seascapes


Mountain in Garmisch, Germany.

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Waves, rocks, and the lighthouse.

Location: Folly Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tirpod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.

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Stills and digital artwork


I do wonder what story (or stories) this one could tell……

 

Location: South Carolina Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens Camera setting: ISO 100, f/8, 1/60sec, Aperture Priority mode.

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The Grill….

Rusty, old, classic and decaying. All terms that came to my mind when I first began to study this old rusty car grill and front end. Then, as I began to photograph, I began to wonder…what events in history had these headlights illuminated? tradgedy? joy? pain? maybe simply an open road? Had this been the front end of a moonshine runner? Artifacts and history…unknown, undiscovered, and stories we will never know. One thing remain certain, that at one time, this was state of the art, and a peice of someone’s history, pride, and joy. Now, after it’s usefulness has run it’s course, once again it is valuable, sought after, in high demand by those looking to preserve the history, restore the classics and artifacts of heritage and progress. For me it is a comforting reminder that just because we grow old, our eyes and minds may begin to fail us…but the history of our lives, the experiences we have had, the art we create, while not as spectacular or shiny as we once were, are all treasures to be enjoyed by those with whom we choose.

Location: Rural South Carolina Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BDH2 ballhead.

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Out here in the field, you never know what your gonna run in to! I found this old relic sitting out in a field in rural South Carolina and grabbed a few shots. The color version is also posted in my Stills and Digital Artwork gallery.

Location: South Carolina
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens
Camera setting: ISO 100, f/8, 1/60sec, Aperture Priority mode.

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A Storm Rolls In…
During my visit to Garmisch, Germany, I was able to capture this image of a mountain located near the Zugstpitz. As storm clouds rolled in over the moutain peak, I tried to capture the clouds as they rolled down on my side of this amazing landscape. You can also see two seperate ski lifts dwarfed by the sheer size of this mountain, and the ski lift’s power and transfer station..a massive structure, is also dwarfed.

Location: Garmisch, Germany
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-300 VR lens, and a circular polarizer filter.
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Low Country living- Charleston, SC, USA
Shem Creek has such a grand view of the Ravenel Bridge across this salt water marsh. This home owner has just got to love the view from the residence!

Location: Shem Creek/Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens

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Car Show Gallery


Raw Power delivered from a classic Muscle Car. This was just one of the amazing collection of cars and trucks, hot rods and muscle cars on display at the Dillon Celebrates Main Street festival. By clicking on this image you will be taken to my website and displayed the high resolution version of this shot. click on the CLOSE button (not the red x!) and you can navigate through over eight pages of images of muscle cars, classics, and hot rods. Hope you enjoy your visit!

Event: Dillon Celebrates Main Street
Collection: Car Show
Location: Dillon, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens


Landscapes and Seascapes


The watchman of the sea.
Image taken off the west coast of Florida.

Equipment used: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens

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Charleston Harbor as seen from a public access across a private boat ramp. You can see the Charleston skyline in the background.

Location: Shem Creek/ Charleston, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens

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Nature and Wildlife


Exotic bird in monochrome and high iso

This image was taken to test the high iso performance on both a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens with a 1.4 teleconverter and the Nikon D300 camera. THe noise level was surprisingly low on this shot, please see the below info for the details on this shot.

Location: Columbia, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, Nikkor 1.4 teleconverter.
Camera settings: f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 1600, focal length 280mm, camera was hand held and this image was shot with no flash, total shade and the sun was almost to set so the total available light was extremely low. TIP: I waited for the gorgeous bird to drink from the pool of water, then snapped several images using the light reflected from the water’s surface to provide the fill light.

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As promised, the color version of “Twisted”, hope you all like it.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.

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Sports


Gnarly wave!
I shot this surfer coming in from an awesome wave ride. There was a storm brewing off the coast of Charleston, SC, USA and was quickly approaching the East Coast. As a result, a large number of surfers showed up to grab some unusually large waves. I don;t know who this surfer is, but I do know he is a local to Folley Beach, SC. and was having a LARGE time out there! This image is not model released and I post it here as editorial only, it is copyrighted so please respect that. Do not reproduce without my written consent, but do please enjoy the viewing of this image. More surfers to come, and many more of my ‘Scapes and even a few models.

Location: Folly Beach, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, 1.4 teleconverter, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead


Model Portfolio


This young wife wanted to create some images with jeans, she states were inspired by Mrs. Rob Zombie in “House of 1,000 corpses”. Yes, the shoot went very well…except for the constant interruptions of several young men (and a few women), who wanted to know if they could hold the reflector or the strobe and help out with the shoot…..well, what were my crew members there for?? lolol…I guess I should consider adding a security team for some of my photoshoots.
I almost posted this in color, but I really feel the black and white version is quite impactful enough. I guess to really get the full impact of this session, you would of had to have been on the set with the music going, and as this was during October (yep, she was getting ready for the Halloween party week) you would have seen Vampirella holding the reflector, the Batman holding down the softbox and strobe, and A she zombie on make up and hair…And as this was also being shot on location near the river with huge rocks, boulders, dead trees and shadowed trails….it was quite the Rocky Horror Show (tongue in cheek). Well..it was suppose to be a fun shoot, vampires and batman, robin, wonder woman, a werewolf, heck, I even think Superman was there somewhere….lolol..it was fun though.
On the photography side…I know I cut off her head…grabbed this shot as I was falling backward (tripped over a zombie onlooker), but I still like the image!

Location: Columbia, SC
Model: Tara…
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, off camera reflector (camera right), one SB900 shot through a hand held small softbox (camera left), setting sunlight from in front of the model.


Landscapes and Seascapes


Purple Haze – as this weekend rushes up to meet us, I would like to wish everyone an awesome, safe, and happy weekend! Also, a special announcement: This weekend will be my LAST weeekend of Active Federal Service. I will be signing out of the military onto my retirement leave next week! yay! As you all know, this means I will be moving…eww…packing and wrapping and sorting and ..well, you know what all has to be done! As a result, my blog entries may slow down for a couple of days until I can get my office set back up at home.
For now, this image has been extremely successful on my purchasing website so I hope all of you enjoy the color filter and the article. It just goes to prove that I have been around a while, and that I do love me some Jimmy Hendrix classic rock! Though one of my favorite tunes is Voodoo Child, I have not yet obtained a shot that I feel would accurately reflect that one. So, I will leave you with a portion of the lyrics;
“I am standing next to a mountain. chop it down, with the edge of my hand. well I can pick up all the pieces, might even make an island, might even..Raise a lil sand!” Happy weekend everyone!

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Iduro CT213 tripod, Indro BHD2 ballhead, and a purple sky filter.

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Landscapes and Seascapes


TWISTED – Today I read a post from a fellow blogger, and was moved by her article on “Entwined”. Thanks for the inspiration!

This is the black and white version of one of my images from “The Boneyard” and will mark my final monochrome article for this week. I have spent hours at this location and I am so ready to go back again! Please enjoy the post and realize that we are all in this life together, love one another, and never take anything for granted…life can turn on a dime.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a circular polarizing filter.

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Full view of the amazing and beautiful Triple Falls found in the Dupont State Forest of North Carolina. This is from the only vantage point on the trail (a STEEP trail), heading up to High Falls. If you have been following my blog, then up to this point you have seen several images of Triple Falls, this is the only one that shows all three levels of the falls. All of the other images were taken at the very base of these gorgeous falls and from that point, almost none of the upper levels are visible. My apologies in advance to those who know that I have over exposed the white water, but getting a proper exposure (or correct) exposure, although important), was not quite as important to me at that time. My son can attest that my only real concern was trying to catch my breath! This trail is a steep one, and we were hiking up instead of down to get this shot.
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 25-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a circular polarizing filter (mainly to cut down as much as possible on shutter speed).
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Landscapes and Seascapes


An image of the valley looking and winding almost two mile to the Zugsptiz. All I knew for sure was the sun was already up and I had a long way to go to get up to the summit (and grab that piping hot gourmet coffee!), and time was wasting! grabbed this shot and hiked full steam ahead for the cogg train at the base of the mountain (hey, I like to hike, but when you can take a cogg train….c’mon guys!).

Location: Garmisch, Germany
Equipement used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR, and the sun.

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Mountains Meet the Sky –
So there I was, hiking, stuck on a mountain top in Germany. Armed only with a Nikon camera and a telephoto lens, the horrors! The only saving grace I could find was a four star Cafe’ on the very top of this wonder, but more importantly, they served fresh piping hot gourmet coffee! OH yeah…bliss in the sky I assure you!

Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR lens, and cold weather gear!
What was I thinking? Top of the world (and very inexperienced as a photographer), and did NOT bring a wide angle lens! Lesson learned, the hard way. I don’t know if I will ever be able to return to this wonderland, but the experience will last for the rest of my life.

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