BOTANY BAY - CREATIVE LIGHT
If you follow my blog entries, you may remember this image in black and white. I wanted to get a little creative with the natural light that I experienced when I was setting up for this shot. I wanted to give the image an artist look by adding texture and modifying the color balance. I don't know if I like this version or the black and white version better. Maybe you can let me know.
SIMPLE SUBJECT - SPECIAL LIGHT
I honestly don't know why this scene caught my attention. Maybe it's the contrast between the blue umbrellas and the white table and chairs. Maybe it was the simplicity of the subject, two umbrella tables in an open field. Maybe it was the touch of light from the setting sun.
Maybe it was all of those. I'll let you decide.
BLACK AND WHITE - SELECTING THE RIGHT SUBJECT
Another veterans cemetery in Nashville, TN. I don't know why I don't do a lot of black and white images. When I convert to black and white I'm reminded of the emotion that it creates that color can't do.
Nothing vibrant, exciting or majestic about this image. In fact, it was a morning with heavy mist and an occasional downpour. The subject and the lighting conditions demanded black and white. I shot this knowing I would convert to black and white. It was the right subject.
MORE THAN JUST FISHING - THANK YOU JOHN MORRISOn a recent vacation to Branson, MO, we discovered a nature area call Dogwood Canyon. What a beautiful location. This fantastic river runs through the canyon with numerous cascades and waterfalls. The river is full of trout; more fish than in a hatchery. All of this provided to the public by the founder of Bass Pro Shops, John Morris. According to our guide, this structure was only recently built early this year. The stonework is absolutely amazing, spanning the crystal clear river. Just needed the water wheel moving.
LITTLE SURPRISES - ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILLWhen I have my camera bag on my back, I'm usually looking for that perfect landscape shot. Maybe I'll have the opportunity to discover a dramatic sunset or a magnificent waterfall, and with camera in hand, I can try to capture the moment. Walking around the Top Of The Rock area outside Branson, Mo, I was looking for the big landscape shot. As I walked over the hill to get a better view of the lake in the distance, I came upon this little scene. Forget the lake, forget the sunset, get the image of the old Airstream that serves Frosty's.