I’ve been here a lot lately, but I wanted a short trip and an opportunity to use my 10 stop ND filter. The above photo was taken with two shots. One for foreground and one with the 10 stop filter to make the waterfall and water silky smooth. The waterfall ended up being a 4 minute exposure. (more…)
Bud…. Weis…. Hey, where is Er?!?!
On my way down to catch some photos of flowers and scenery, I saw these two frogs hanging out around a pond. These frogs are HUGE! I almost thought they were fake! (more…)
Today I visited the Old Mill in North Little Rock for the first time. What a cool place! Unfortunately I was shooting in broad daylight, Still though, it was beautiful as the dogwoods and azaleas were at peak bloom! (more…)
Today’s photo trip was extra special because I was joined by my daughter, Brooke. She was out for Spring break so she joined Dad on this journey. (more…)
I took a short trip to Glenwood yesterday to have lunch with a friend and he gave me the tip on this cool location. The Caddo River flows under this old trestle. I don’t like shooting in broad daylight, but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity while I was there. (more…)
Today I purchased a years membership to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Since I’m more serious about my photography now, I thought this would be an ideal situation. They have year-round photo opportunities! (more…)
On my way to Mountain View to speak at a men’s retreat, I decided to stop in Heber Springs for some photos. There are a few waterfalls there and we’ve had plenty of rain. (more…)
I’ve learned that landscape photography puts you into some interesting situations. If you really want a certain shot, you have to be willing to look a little crazy! I’ve been wanting a sunrise shot over Lake Hamilton for awhile but wasn’t quite sure where to go. I used my favorite website, SunCalc, to see where the sunrise was coming from this time of year. I guessed that the boat dock for the Clarion Hotel would be ideal so I headed that way when I noticed the great cloud formations in the sky this morning. People really underestimate the time and effort that goes into planning landscape shoots! … (more…)
In Hot Springs, we are blessed to have some wonderful, caring people. One local man, Dr. Kevin Hale, has built such a reputation in our community. He lives just down the street from me and was gracious enough to allow me to take pictures on his property recently. The land is gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to get some photos of the mist rising from one of the ponds in the golden glow of a sunrise!
I often take Fridays off from my “real job” and enjoy some photography time. I was hoping to find some fall colors before it was too late. Oh, and this was my first time shooting since I got my Nikon D600 back from repair! 😀 (more…)