In my last posts I shared images of the new Madison Milton Bridge and described what a great job was done in building the new structure. Even though the bridge has many new details that make it a great replacement for the old bridge the one that I like the most is the walkway built on it’s east side.
Walking the bridge has become the new pastime for many downtown Madison Indiana residents it’s great physical activity and plus you get fantastic views of the Ohio River you were never able to get before. More than that the walkway has become a great place t0 photograph the river valley. There are so many fascinating subjects you are able to capture, from the power plant to the barges and boats that navigate the river below, it is a photographers dream location for the Madison area.
The image I am sharing was done earlier this spring during a beautiful sunset. The walkway gives a great unobstructed view of the valley and you are able to get great sunset shots with out the hills and trees getting in the way. I hope you enjoy the image and if you get a chance to travel to Madison take a walk across the bridge I think you will really enjoy it.
Continuing with my series of shots from my back yard here is a image I captured of a Black-Eyed Susan that I photographed one evening not too long ago. I was able to isolate the blooms against a new privacy fence my neighbors up the street constructed, the fence was made out of a warm wood and with the setting sun i couldn’t have asked for a better background for my subject.
I like to keep my backgrounds as soft and clutter free as possible and with the distance between the fence and my subject it worked out perfectly. The late evening light was just an added bonus to my final image the warmth in the flower and the soft warm evening light played off each other nicely and helped contribute to this strong image.
Never been a huge fan of Black-Eyed Susan’s but I felt this image was the best one of this lovely perennial that I have ever attempted. It has been a great year for flowers here in Madison Indiana, the weather has been perfect and with all the great subjects I am getting some really nice work for my portfolio, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my photography!!
Been sitting here editing and getting wedding images ready to be sent out to print, and I thought I might go way back in the file department and bring out an oldie but goody image from one of my past photo trips.
The reason I searched this one out is a friend of mine who is also a photographer named Ed Goody shot an image that really reminded me of this, it was also a pier he shot in the evening after sunset. This image came from Naples Florida where I have both family and friends residing, Naples is a great place to visit, I just wish I could make some time to get back down there and visit them and all the great places to photograph !!
I wanted to rework this image because the last time I processed it I think I went a little overboard on the blue tint in it and decided I need to back off a bit and see how it worked out with a little less processing. After the rework I think I got what I was after and hopefully the image works a little better now.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and I hope you have great day !! Don’t forget to click on the image for best viewing !!
I thought I would post another impressionistic shot from last fall. I got this one at The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge one fall evening, the sun was setting over my shoulder and the light and the bronze leaves gave it this copper color, I liked the impressionistic look it took on after I was done with the post processing.
I thought I might see what your thoughts on it were, tanks fro taking a look and stopping by !!
You don’t hear that one often in Indiana, actually there are a couple of places where you can view Cypress trees in the state and that is the Southwestern part around Evansville and right here in Southern Indiana not far from Madison.
I photographed these at The Muscatatuck NWR about 40 miles north of here near Seymour, it is a 8800 acre birders paradise made up of shallow running rivers and numerous ponds and lakes. During the fall and spring it is not uncommon to view over 250 species of birds along with deer and river otters.
If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend a trip to the Refuge it would be well worth your time.