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Indiana Sunset

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.

 

 

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Winter night over the Ohio River

Here is another image of the new bridge over the Ohio River at Madison Indiana. This time I created this shot during a snowstorm at 3 am, best time to get out with no people in the way.  All kinds of elements were going in this shot, light,snow and reflections in the river and I think I brought them together for a pretty good image.

The bridge is just one of the many great subjects you can photograph here. Historic Architecture to beautiful natural settings, they all surround the Madison Indiana area making it one of the best spots in Indiana for photography.

Hope you enjoy the image and thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

 

 

 

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Fall Trail in Clifty Falls

Since I am trying catch up on my posting here is a quick one from last fall, this was at the trail head for Hoffman Falls at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison Indiana.  Fall is one of the best times to hike at Clifty Falls with its deep gorges, waterfalls and wonderful display of colorful leaves you can’t go wrong with a hike thru this wonderful state park located in Southern Indiana.

 

 

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Ghost Woods | Madison Indiana

Wonderful today snow this weekend…. It is becoming the story of my life right now, I feel like I am reliving the scene out of the movie BraveHeart with Mel Gibson,  where he tells his soldiers hold hold hold, at least they are getting their frustrations let out in combat lol !!

So I guess I can let out some of my frustrations with another winter image I captured this past winter here in Madison Indiana. I guess it is better than not posting anything at all and I know it will get better but in the meantime more winter !!

I know this type of image doesn’t appeal to everyone because of the blurred nature of the composition, but I really like experimenting with my photography and I love the ghosting effect that using this method gives you.  Just simply shooting at f/11 on a cloudy day then just quickly panning the camera up and down just a couple inches at a slow shutter speed can result in images like this. Like I said not everyone’s cup of tea but I kind like it and it’s fun getting the different results.

Hope you enjoy viewing my work and thanks for stopping by, eventually I may even be able to post some wildflowers from here in Southern Indiana, if we ever get spring !!

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Winter in Downtown Madison Indiana

Reached the 70’s today and with spring inching it’s way closer and closer to us I thought I might keep posting more images from this past winter before it gets too warm. Even though the winter was pretty harsh I was able to come up with quite a few images in between snowstorms and sub zero temperatures.

Spent a lot of time photographing downtown Madison Indiana this past winter, not for any real reason except that I live downtown and could walk to most of the places I shoot lol !!

I converted an awful lot of my images to black and white this winter not for any real artistic reason but maybe just the fact that was the mood that I spent most of my winter in, whatever the reason most of my winter photography tends to end up that way and I kinda like the results.

The first image I captured  at night of Main Street during one of our many snows that we endured,  I really liked the dark and isolated feel to this one, being that cold and late not much was going on anyway so it kinda helped out the mood.

The second I took one morning after a snow from on top of a hill overlooking downtown towards the Power plant. The fog was drifting off the Ohio River partially obscuring the power plant, I also liked the roofs of all the buildings in the foreground adding scale to the photograph.

So here you go just a couple more shots from  my hometown and the wonderful winter we enjoyed this past year…wink wink !!!

 

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Madison Indiana Winter

I just had a weird idea maybe if I post more pics of the winter we have experienced here in Madison Indiana then maybe karma will strike and spring will arrive faster  for us…..Nah but you can dream can’t ya !!

Oh well here a couple more from this past winter anyway, hope you enjoy them because I really didn’t !!

 

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“Madison Indiana Chautauqua of the Arts”

It’s going to be a really big weekend here in Madison Indiana. It is time for the annual Chautauqua of the Arts, which will be celebrating it’s 42nd year of exhibiting fine art.

The Madison Chautauqua features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and see the beautiful paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry,  wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art!

You will also find a wonderful array of ethnic foods that line the waterfront along with music and other performance artists.

You can also stroll the tree lines streets to visit and view the beautiful Architecture that makes Madison one of the most celebrated National Historic sites.

And while you are in town you can also stop by my studio and view some of my work at 201 West Main Street, is that a plug or what !!

Seriously the weather looks to be great and the town definitely puts on a show it is really worth the drive if you are close..Hope to see you here !!