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Stills and digital artwork


SirenSiren
side by side, the Siren and her shadow bring peace, calm, and beauty to all who behold them.

Location: Folly Beach, SC
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 lens.


Fashion and Glamour Gallery


Wind SongWind Song
Another of my attempts referenced in my previous post. Input, comments, and suggestions greatly appreciated!

Location: Folly Beach, SC
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 85mm 1.4 lens, Nikon SB900 speedlight camera left.


Fine Art Collection


Some of my favorite subjects are the weathered remnants of this pier. For years these great timbers have greeted and parted the incoming and outgoing tides. The sea’s salty caress has eroded and chipped away at these once sturdy wooden goliaths. Yet still they remain through wind, rain, storms, low, and high tides. Maybe I spend too much time observing and thinking of how these old weary wooden stakes remind me of life….or maybe I should spend more time here just enjoying the lady of the sea as she constantly caresses and quietly takes from everything she touches. When she is peaceful, she conveys such a wonderful sense of calm and harmony. And when she is furious, she brings such a sense of perspective at just how small we really are in the grand scheme of life and nature. Still, I find it most theraputic to watch aas she slowly erases the lines in the sand, cleans and heals the scars on her shores. And, brings a fresh start to everything she touches.
Maybe, I should not sip as much wine while I am photographing seascapes…lolol !!
Have a safe (and peaceful) Easter Weekend everyone.


Fine Art Collection


Smoky Mountain ColorSmoky Mountain Color
Sometime even a wide angle lens cannot even come close to capturing all the splenor! Looks like I will be trying my hand at Fall Panoramas this year!

Location: Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN

For more fall colors from Gatlinburg: you can click the link at the top of the page for my WEBSITE or, you can click on any of my image and go right to the HIGHRES version. Or, you can go to http://www.stanshillingburg.com and click on my photography gallery. The Landscapes, Fine Art, and other galleries are available for your viewing pleasure!

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! (note: if you click on the image to view it in HIGHRES, you only need to click the back button on your browser to return to this page).


Landscapes and Seascapes


Mountain Stream in Fall ColorsMountain Stream in Fall Colors
Maybe I am over anxious for the splendor of Fall and all of her warm colors and crisp clean air….but I feel like I am like a kid at Christmas about it.
Stay safe and please visit often!

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN.

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! (note: if you click on the image to view it in HIGHRES, you only need to click the back button on your browser to return to this page).


Fine Art Collection


With Fall finally on the approach, I am re-posting this image to keep us all looking forward to the warm and brilliant colors of fall! The sights, smell, sounds, and fashion of Fall are things I look forward to every year. I hope to return to Gatlingburg again this year at the peak of the Fall colors, and maybe my camera and I can capture more of these colorful images for you! Stay safe, peace, love, and Happiness to all of you!

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

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!


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

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!


Landscapes and Seascapes


Dawn's Early LightDawn’s Early Light
Somtimes, you just have to be there. Steaming hot coffee in hand, peace, quiet, the sounds of the surf calming the freyed ends of your nerves. The colors of of the pre dawn light change, dance, and play in the reflections of the sea, in the tidal pools on the sand, and in the playground of your mind. Each one of us is different, and for each of us the sea has it’s own meaning, it’s own beauty, it’s own sanctuary for our souls. They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder; I feel it is also in the hearts and minds of the beholden. The display before me happened without calculation for weather, tempertures with humidity, tidal calcuations…it just happened. And I was fortunate enough, to just be there.

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC USA
Equipement used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 85 1.8 prime lens, open heart, open mind, hot coffee, and patience.

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Landscapes and Seascapes


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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Landscapes and Seascapes


Tequila Sunrise in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Yet another gorgeous sunrise, and here we are..me, the camera, the equipment, sun, sea, and surf, even the birds. But alas, the model has overslept and this gorgeous light…will be enjoyed by me and birds, and now you! I did not intent to be shooting seascapes and was prepared to start shoot the very second the model arrived…so the equipment section below will indicate I am NOT prepared to capture this gorgeous glimpse of the sun as it peeks over the horizon, but I do hope you like the image.

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D300, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 prime lens, no filters, no tripod, just hand help point, frame, meter, and shoot. ISO 200, f/5, 1/100sec.
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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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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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Stills and digital artwork


My most new addition to the monochrome gallery. This image was shot at sunrise in Folly Beach, SC, USA and converted to black and white with Topaz Labs black and white plug in for Adode Lightroom.

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

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Landscapes and Seascapes


The setting sun’s light on Edisto Island, SC, USA.

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

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Landscapes and Seascapes


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.

As always, the images here are for your viewing pleasure and available for veiw in High Res by clicking on the image. This (and all of my images) are available for your purchase to be wall art, puzzles, coffee mugs, whatever you would like them printed on (please select the “buy” button to see print sizes, style, and merchandise available). Showing your support with a purchase greatly helps me to travel and photograph more beautiful images and bring them here for you. Thanks again for your visit and support!


Model Portfolio


Phoebe on the beach:
Have you ever looked through your view finder, and wham! you just knew it, or better yet, felt it. That you “got the shot” right there, no in depth post processing, no cropping, no anything? Nearly every shot I took in that brief quickly fading last 10 minutes of light, was just like that. Phoebe was absolutely nailing the looks, the poses, the expressions…and mother nature was casting THE most perfect light on her. I can honestly say that good communication, good karma, and good creative chemistry all came together for this shoot. All of those elements are absolutely essential to capture exactly what you and the model (or client) is looking for. In the case of personal and private portraiture, I have found that establishing trust, confidence, and adding a true element of fun greatly enhances every single session I have conducted.

Model: Phoebe
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens, Mother Natures very own glowing late evening sunlight.


Model Portfolio


There is just something about the light at sunrise. This image was shot about 10 minutes after the sun rose over the horizon. Heather is both a fitness model and a fitness instructor and models for swimwear, fitness, and lifestyle assignments.

Model: Heather
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-200 2.8, and a soft gold reflector for fill light.

As always, I am available for assignments, model portfolio, bridal, and travel photography/ travel writing assignments work.


Landscapes and Seascapes


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.


Landscapes and Seascapes


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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Landscapes and Seascapes


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.


Landscapes and Seascapes


Sunrise; clear, clean, crisp light and air at Folly Beach, SC, USA.

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


Landscapes and Seascapes


Solitude….serenity….peace..tranquility.
Just before sunrise, the sea has a way of bringing peace and tranquility, a sense of place and perspective. At times, she is quiet and peaceful, and always willing to listen. At other times, she can be forceful and raging leaving you humble; yet amazed. She vast and constantly changing. She is always beautful no matter her mood be it raging and wild or peaceful and relaxing.
She is nature, wild and free.


Landscapes and Seascapes


Symbol of resillianceSymbol of resilliance…


Landscapes and Seascapes


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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