Madison Indiana Photography

“Inside an Iris”

Finally I got some free time today and I went to my local florist and bought some cut flowers to photograph. Our regular season ended last night and the state tourney doesn’t begin until next week so I am going to try to get a few floral images before things pick back up again.

I bought a couple of Irises to experiment with, I shot a few extremely shallow images of the flower but I am not sure how I feel about this one I do like the sweeping lines and color and also how you seemed to be pulled into the image. But I don’t get a wow from it, if you know what I mean, I haven’t picked up my camera for a couple of months and I don’t feel like I am in a flow yet.

Sometimes like basketball, I have to get out and shoot a lot images before I feel like what I am capturing is coming out like I intended, I sort of have to get warmed up and into the flow of the process before I will be happy with my work.

Once again thanks for stopping by and taking a look , your thoughts are always appreciated and welcome.

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January 31, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, Clifty Falls, flora, floral, flower photography, flowers, image, macro, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photography, pictures, random | 32 Comments

“Favorite Landscape Images”

Here is my last list of favorites from last year, the five landscape images….

A fall shot of Little Clifty Creek in Madison Indiana…

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Here is one from Big Clifty Creek….

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This one is a little waterfall on the Hoffman Branch of Big Clifty Falls Creek…

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From late last winter, I loved this image of a frozen waterfall in Clifty State Park…

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And finally my favorite shot of last year was this intimate stream shot from Big Clifty Creek…

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Well thats the list of my favorite shots from last year, hopefully with my basketball career winding down and more time on my hands I should be able to get out and add more shots to my portfolio, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving comments I know it’s hard with the busy schedules everyone has I really appreciate the time you take to stop by.

January 25, 2008 Posted by | art, Clifty Falls, hiking, image, images, indiana, landscapes, Madison Indiana, nature photography, outdoors, photography, pictures | 26 Comments

“Favorite Backyard Floral Images for 2007”

This is my favorite 5 floral shots from my backyard or my neighbors yard in some instances..

The first one is a geranium that was shot at a very shallow depth of field to get this effect…

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The next one is a dahlia that I shot as an abstract and converted to B&W to give it an artistic feel…

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The third one is a abstract shot of just the leaf of a Asiatic Lily….

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The fourth one is a Purple Coneflower, one of my favorite flowers to photograph…

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And finally my favorite flower shot from last year was this Iris Macro shot, I loved the detail in the tongue and the color was so vibrant.

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Well these are my five favorites from last year hope you have enjoyed taking a look.

January 14, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, Clifty Falls, coneflower, flora, floral, flower photography, flowers, image, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photography, photos, plants, random | 22 Comments

” My Favorites of 2007 “

I see a few other people have been posting their favorite shots of 2007 so I thought I might throw in some of my better shots of the last year. I will start with my five favorite wildflower images that I captured last year…..

I titled this one Out of the Darkness for obvious reasons…

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This is a Dutchman’s Breeches macro shot that I thought came out pretty neat…

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Maybe my all time favorite wildflower shot, a Backlit Trillium, I love the lighting in this one…

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Another one I was quite fond of was one my Columbine shots, I got a nice selection of these delicate little flowers this year but I thought this one stood out over the others…

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And last but certainly not the least , this one might not be a wildflower, but I really loved the elegant feel to this fern I found unfurling in the spring sun, this is also one of my favorite all time images…

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Thanks for taking a look at my images and I hope you find these as pleasing to your eyes as I do’ I will follow these up with 10 more shots later on..My 5 Favorite Backyard Flowers and my Five Favorite Landscape shots of the year.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, Clifty Falls, columbine, dutchman's breeches, ferns, flora, flowers, image, macro, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photography, pictures, random, trillium, Uncategorized, wildflowers | 21 Comments

” B&W Creek Abstract “

Another attempt at a b&w abstract creek shot, I liked the water and the shape of the rocks, I shot  this in the Southern Appalachian Mountains looking down from a footbridge. The creek itself didn’t stimulate me visually so I tried something a little different.

d200,17-55 @ 50mm, f/16, 2 seconds  iso 160.

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January 5, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, B&W, Clifty Falls, hiking, image, landscapes, Madison Indiana, nature, outdoors, photoblog, photography, pictures, random, travel, waterfalls | 14 Comments