Here is one more from last summer, I shot all these little guys along a major highway in Southern Indiana just outside Madison. It was in one of the highway right a ways and they replanted it all in blooming wildflowers and milkweed for all the butterflies that were migrating thru the area.
The field was teaming with butterflies and moths, finding a subject wasn’t the problem it was just trying to get one to sit still for bit that made it problematic !!
I was after the Monarch Butterfly that happened to be migrating thru this portion of the state and there were many in the field. I was able to pick and choose which ones I wanted to set up on. There were also many other moths that were making their way thru the field and I was able to photograph them as well.
The photographs I am sharing came from that field and I can’t wait till late next summer to get back out there and try my hand at photographing these beautiful little gems. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the images !!
When you sit in front of your computer editing images as long as I do, you need to take a old file out sometimes and rework it just to break up the monotony, if not you tend to go a little mad. I pulled this image out from a few years ago on a trip to South Florida, I think it was around 8 in the morning and the sky wasn’t full of those vivid beautiful colors that are usually associated with a sunrise. So with this I thought a B&W conversion might be neat, so I guess what I am asking can you get what usually would be a very colorful scene and turn it into a b&w and make it work ?
So any thoughts would be great, and it’s also really nice when you can go back thru your old files and find these little surprises that for some reason you didn’t really like in the first place, but become a gift now…sorta like Christmas !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
Here is a shot from a recent session, instead of people I actually had some time to get out and shoot flowers, this doesn’t happen very much these days so I better take advantage of this. These weren’t shot at some far out wilderness destination,but actually came from my own backyard here in Madison Indiana, so if I got a little hot I could go back inside and sit in the AC for a while….I know I am soft !!
Most the flowers in my yard have pretty much bit it for the season because of the heat and lack of rain, but my coneflowers must love these type of conditions because they seem to flourish in them. Once again instead of just shooting this flower I tried to get a little more adventurous and shoot them with an artistic feel, hopefully I was able to convey that to you and you enjoyed my take on this often photographed subject.
Coneflowers are a can’t miss subject if you are into photographing flowers, they have a beautiful color and structure and are relatively close to eye level so you don’t have to kill your back bending over to photograph them. Just be mindful of your background as not to add too much cover and shoot them wide open for that artistic feel!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and don’t forget to click on the images for best results !!
Thought I might share an image I shot a few years back from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, a thunderstorm had just rolled thru and the sun was dipping under the horizon, of course I did add to the saturation a bit but the image pretty much stands on its own for realism.
Madison Indiana is a great place to live if you are a photographer, from nature to portrait and architectural to fine art, Madison pretty much has all the bases covered for a great photography experience !!
So if you are ever looking for a place to sharpen your photographic skills give Madison a shot and enjoy all the other amenities that we have in our area, you will be glad you made the trip !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
With all the weddings and portrait shots I have been doing most of the summer it was great to finally get out and shoot something in the natural world for a change. Now I know that this shot and the praying mantis in the post before weren’t exactly high in the Great Smoky Mountains but for now it was wonderful just to get outside and shoot something a little different !!
I couldn’t resist about the one thousandth shot of the Madison Broadway Fountain, but this time I chose to to isolate the lovely lady on the top against the beautiful fall foliage that is beginning to grace Southern Indiana. I really liked how the beautiful turquoise color of the statue contrasted so well against the vivid fall colors, and the water droplets added a neat touch as well.
Once again I will be doing some family shots this weekend but I think I might try to sneak in a few shots of the beautiful fall colors and whatever else I might stumble across, thanks again for stopping by and for best viewing click on the image for the larger size !!