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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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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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Shrimp Boats of the CarolinasShrimp Boats of the Carolinas.

Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, hand held.

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One of My favorite places ever for a photoshoot. Either for seascapes or lanscapes, or fashio and glamor; Folly Beach, SC, USA is amazing, and only a mile or so away they also have surfing (I will be posting a couple of those next week), fishing, a marina, and several great places to eat.
This Image was taken just before sunrise and is still one of my favorite images in the gallery. I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and quiet Holiday.

Location: Folly Beach, SC, USA near the Morris Lighthouse
Equipmwnt used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, ND GRAD filter, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BHD2 ballhead.

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Six Seconds of WaterSix Seconds of Water
This image is from a series. The waterfall here is about 35 feet tall, and it is the lowest level of a three level falls. This is Triple Falls located in the Dupont State Forest of North Carolina, USA.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, and a ND filter. The exposure at f/22 was 5.8 seconds.


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Fall and Summer Collide- in pastelesFall and Winter Collide- in pasteles: Such a beautful expression of the rich, warm colors of fall with the icey quiet and white of winter.
This image was one of a series I photographed while on vacation in the beautiful town of Gatlinburg, TN USA. The hustle and bustle of the town is quickly left far behind as the Great Smokey Mountains National Park runs right along the city’s boarders and in some areas, actual strecth right into the town itself. Obviously a photographers paradise where skiing, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fly fishing, and tons of other outdoor activies all are easily found and photographic subjects readily available.

Location: Gatlinburg, TN, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, circular polarizer filter.

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Another addition to the monochrome gallery!
Always available for your viewing pleasure! And, you can own one of your own as a fine art print, gallery wrap, or any number of other artistic additions to you home or office.


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Falling water in the mountains.

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


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Symbol of resillianceSymbol of resilliance…


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With all the summer rushing and blooming around us, I hope to push out a little cooling breeze with this image of Fall and the Icy breath of winter enveloping those warm beautiful colors.

Location: Gatlinburg, TN, USA

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

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With the light almost gone, I just had to try one more shot of this amazing place on Edisto Island. SC, USA.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, ND filter, Induro CT213 tripod, and an Induro BDH2 ballhead.


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The setting sun on Editsto Island casts such gorgeous light on tidal flow. So peaceful and relaxing to be here phtographing it. Another long exposure image that would not have been possible without a tripod.

Location: Edisto Island, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro NHD2 ballhead, and an ND filter.

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


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Nature and Wildlife



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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.


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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.

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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!