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Travel- Grandfather Mountain


This is the Mile High Swing Bridge located at Grandfather Mountain Park in North Carolina. The walking platform is actually one mile above sea level… hence the name. The park itself is a wonderful place to visit and hosts many events including a yearly nature photography contest. Please visit the parks website for schedules, events, and attractions.

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Travel- Sheldon Church Ruins


Location: Sheldon Church Historical Site (near Beaufort, SC, USA)
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, Cokin ND Grad filter….and some sweet tea!

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Travel- Sheldon Church Ruins


Please be kind with your comments guys…I am still trying to learn this world of HDR and still retain the realism of the shot. This is a compilation of five exposures to try and keep the highlights in balance and the details in the shadows. This image was shot at the Sheldon Church Ruins on the way to Beaufort, SC. This area is marked as a Historical Site..but, that little old site marker is the ONLY thing marking the lcoation of the beautiful area. It is said that many, many weddings are held here and there is a phone number available to reserve this site for such events.
Doesn’t just looking at this make ya want to take a sip of some fine Mint Julip or some Sweeeet ice Teeea? lolol..lucky for me a had some sweet ice tea, ’cause is was sure hot out there! I do have to give credit to those grand shade trees though, VERY comforting sitting in thier shade with that southern breeze blowing though….

Location: Sheldon Church Historical Site (near Beaufort, SC, USA)
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 ballhead, Cokin ND Grad filter….and some sweet tea!

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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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Travel


This is a closer look at that lead boat in the previous image. The Lady Linda is located near Beaufort, SC, USA and works daily as a fishing vessel. She is also famous for being featured in a movie…it featured such stars as Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand…can you name the movie? It was not until later after photographing this image that I learned of her legacy from a local that was also enjoying the early light of dawn (at a different lcoation). He had asked if I had photographed the boat. When I replied with yes, he began to tell the tale and also educate myself and my fellow photographer Neil Owens about the boat and the area of Beaufort, Fripp Island, Hunting Beach, and the A.C.E Basin…ya just never know who you are going to bump into out there! I grabbed this shot just seconds before the first direct rays of light fell on the Lady Linda and the marsh.

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

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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


Early morning on the marsh near Beaufort, SC, USA

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens, iNDURO ct213 tripod, Induro BHD2 Ballhead.
Camera settings: Focal length 24mm, f13, 1/500s, ISO 100

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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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Stills and digital artwork


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 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


And here is the color version of the cabin in Garmisch Germany.

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

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Travel


The bench! Time for a break in the steep trail of Garmisch, Germany.

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

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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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Stills and digital artwork


Voyagers
for many…into the mystic, for others; simple and pure freedom.

Location: Key West, FL, 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


Sunset over Key West, FL, USA
The sun is actually setting over Sunset Island. This image was shot from Zero Duval Street, Key West, FL, USA. The famous saying here is “Start your crawl, at Zero Duval”!
I chose to post this UN – filtered image to illustrate how we percieve life. Only minor adjustments in Adobe Lightroom. SO, we can call this Life- UN filtered. aka “it is what it is”, seeing things how they are, take nothing for granted, don’t read anything into it, here it is, take me as I am, etc..etc..
So very often in life, all of these things are true…at least to some degree. MODERATION I feel, it the key to success. Know when, how, and how much to apply…priceless!

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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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Post cards from the road


Sunrise at Folly Beach, SC, USA – DAY 1
Okay guys, I know this is not my standard of work on images, but hey…I spent MOST of the sunrise just sitting back and enjoying the sounds of the ocean, the beach, and the spectacle of light and color as they all played an amazing (and much enjoyed!) symphony for me, my camera, and my steaming cup of caffinated sanity and bliss.

Oh, and many thanks to ALL of you for visiting and commenting! I will be getting to all those replies and thank yous soon!

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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


Charleston at sunrise- Un-edited.
Hi everyone, I have been recieving several emails wanting to see one of my images “raw, right off the camera”. Well, here you are. I chose this one because it demonstrates brutal lighting, metering, and exposure challenges.

Camera Settings: f/22 @ 1/15sec, 175mm focal length, ISO 100, no flash fired.

Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200  2.8 VR lens, Induro CT213 tripod, Induro BHD2 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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