Monthly Archives: July 2013

Stream Photography

Here are a couple shots from a recent trip to the Smoky National Park that weren’t wildflowers if you can believe that, really I do shoot things other than wildflowers, you got to shoot a variety of things to keep your photography from getting too stale lol !!

I shot both of these steam images in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park which is one of my favorite areas to work. I started with a large are a of the stream showing the environment around it and the flow of the water. Then in my next image I captured just a small area of the stream and converted it to black and white to show it in it’s abstract form.

Even though I spent most of that day working around 100 feet of that stream I was able to capture many differing variations of the flow of the water and mood of the scene as well. Hope you enjoy the images and thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         gsmnp stream 3 2013

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                gsmnp stream 4 2013

 

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Wildflowers of the Smoky Mountains

Here are a few more images from a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I love traveling to this special place not only for the wildflowers but for the vast variety of subjects you can photograph at this special place.  Landscapes, macros, wildlife and many other opportunities await the photographer traveling thru the Southern Appalachian Mountains, you can never run out of subjects or seasons in this photographers paradise.

So here are a couple more examples of the many wildflowers that grow in the Smoky Mountains, the first is the Dwarf Crested Iris and the other two being Wild Columbine.

If you get an opportunity try traveling to the Smokies and make sure you get out and hike and view and photograph the beautiful subjects that call this special place home. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                              gsmnp 2013 dwarf crested iris 1

                                                                                          Dwarf Crested Iris

 

 

 

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                                                                                                            Wild Columbine

 

 

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                                      Wild Columbine

Smoky Mountain Trillium

Here are some more recent images I was able to capture on trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These shots are all 0f Trillium which seemed to have had a banner year in the Park, I have never seen so many in bloom as I did this year.

There are many varieties of Trillium that grow in the park but I was only able to capture a few of the species on this recent trip, the two kinds of Trillium here are the Large flowering and Catesby’s Trillium.

I photographed the Large Flowering Trillium on the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail and the Catesby’s Trillium was photographed on the trail going into White Oak Sinks. White Oak Sinks is another great trail for viewing and photographing wildflowers in the park.

It was a great trip and I am happy to be able to  share some of my experiences and photography with you, thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

 

 

gsmnp 2013 trillium  1                                                                                          Large Flowering Trillium

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                              gsmnp 2013 catesby's trillium  1Catesby’s Trillium

Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers

Ok… so I am done with sharing the spring wildflowers from here in Madison Indiana and now it’s on to my all time favorite place to photograph wildflowers and that’s The Great Smoky Mountains National park !!

You would be hard pressed to find a better place anywhere in the United States or world for that matter that has a better bloom than the Great Smoky Mountains.  With the incredible varieties of flowers that bloom in the park it is almost impossible to capture all of them in one trip, but I really enjoy trying,  so I try to head to to the places that I have success in the past.  Porters Creek, Chestnut Top and the Cover Hardwood Nature Trail have all paid off for me in the past and I always try to work these trails every spring.

Here are three flowers form that trip…Shooting Star, Foam Flower and Wild Geranium.

I will share others as I get caught up and also a great bear story as well, hope you enjoy the pics and thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!

                                                                                                                                                                 gsmnp 2013 shooting star 1

gsmnp 2013 foam flower 1

gsmnp 2013 wild geranium  1

Madison Indiana Wildflowers

Here is my last post on Spring Wildflowers shot at Clifty Falls State Park near Madison Indiana. I photographed many more images from this spring but just so I can get caught on my Smoky Mountain wildflowers and my summer wildflowers from Southern Indiana I think it’s time to move on to other subjects.

I will start with the Wild Columbine and then the Yellow Violet and finally my favorite Blue-Eyed Mary.

I love the vast array of color that the flowers bloom in during the spring season it is always a great time to be able to get out and photograph after a long cold winter. Hopefully you enjoyed these and I can’t wait till next spring to get out and add more to my portfolio.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day !!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                    wild columbine 3 2013

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                             yellow violet 1 2013

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                             blue-eyed mary 3 2013

Clifty Falls Wildflowers

Thought I might share a few more wildflower images from this past spring. I photographed these little beauties at Clifty Falls State Park near Madison Indiana. It was a great wildflower season once again here in Southern Indiana and my favorite place to shoot at, Clifty Falls,  didn’t disappoint.

There is such a wide variety of wildflowers that grow here and with the incredible color palette of the different species I just can’t seem to get enough time to shoot them all, and mow with all the summer wildflowers that I have begun to photograph it only makes life that much harder LOL !!

The three wildflowers that I am sharing today are Squirrel Corn, Rue Anemone and Wild Phlox.

These are beautiful subjects and I hope you enjoy viewing them half as much as I do in capturing their beauty. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     Squirell corn 1 2013

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                    phlox 1 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Indiana Photography

Been quite a long time since I posted last,  not from lack of images, but from lack of time. The portrait part of my photography has really kept me busy and I still try to get out and photograph nature and other images that I really enjoy capturing.

I am going to have a few weeks  between weddings and the start of Senior Pics so I am hoping to get caught up with some blogging here and share a few images of things I have been able to capture.  And since the last time I posted I have taken a couple of trips to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and spent some time photographing the beautiful wildflowers found at Clifty Falls State Park here in Madison Indiana.

First I will share some wildflowers I shot at Clifty Falls starting with Dutchman’s Breaches, Virginia Bluebells, and finally Sessile Trillium. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I did capturing them and I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend as well !!

                                                                                                                                                                                            breeches 1 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                    bluebells 3 2013

wake robin 1 2013