Madison Indiana Photography

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

 

July 25, 2013 Posted by | abstract, art, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, hiking, indiana photographers, landscapes, life, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, mountains, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, travel, waterfalls, West Street Art Center | , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                  gsmnp 2013 wild columbine 2

                                                                                                            Wild Columbine

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     gsmnp 2013 wild columbine 1

                                      Wild Columbine

July 22, 2013 Posted by | art, columbine, flower photography, flowers, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, hiking, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photographer, photography, thoughts, travel, Vacation, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

July 4, 2013 Posted by | art, blue, Clifty Falls, Clifty Falls State Park, dutchman's breeches, flower photography, flowers, hiking, indiana, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, life, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, madison regatta, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, travel, virginia bluebells, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Monarch in Butterfly Bush

Sitting here watching the weather advisories and warnings going up for our area so I thought it might be a good time to post another warm fuzzy summertime image.  I shot this beautiful little Monarch butterfly in my backyard last year as it set and fed on one of the butterfly bushes I planted  for that very reason.  Its nice when you plan on something happening and it actually works, the only problem is you still have to get the photograph right !!

Once again chasing butterflies has made me feel like Captain Ahab and his quest for the Great White Whale, except a little smaller and drier.  I guess getting one good shot for every 30-40 is not a bad ratio, I might not have gotten any.

But hey I did manage to capture a few and at least I have something to share with you now on this cold winter day. I hope you enjoy the image and thanks for stopping by !!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               monarch 1 2012

 

January 15, 2013 Posted by | art, Butterfly, Clifty Falls, flowers, hiking, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photography, random, thoughts, travel, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Butterflies

Since I woke up to a dreary cold mid-winter Madison Indiana landscape I thought a nice warm spring pic would brighten up your day…at least it might mine !!

I shot this one early last May om beautiful day warm spring day somewhere in the eastern part of Jefferson County Indiana, I believe it was at Splinter Ridge Wildlife Area. The butterflies were on the move that day and no matter how hard I worked to get the right shot they were so spooky even the stateliest approach sent them scurrying for new flowers to feed on. It was the same pattern time after time, spot butterfly make my approach watch butterfly fly off.

After the continued futile effort of this method of photography I finally decided to just find a nice spot, open my diet coke and sit back and hope for the best at a predestined spot.  And to my complete surprise after just a few minutes these two beautiful  Great Spangled Fritillaries  landed directly in front of me and began to feed. Even though I was never able to get them with both faces in the frame the shot did come out quite well.

So I guess the moral of the story could be “good things come to those who wait” or  ” sit on butt open diet coke get lucky go home” I think in this instance more of the latter lol !!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

 

                                                                                                                                                         butterflies 1 2012

January 14, 2013 Posted by | art, Butterfly, Clifty Falls State Park, flower photography, flowers, hiking, indiana photographers, indiana wildflowers, landscapes, Madison Indiana, madison indiana photographers, madison indiana photography, nature, nature photography, photographer, photography, state parks, thoughts, travel, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments