Monday, June 18, 2018

"Natives of the Meadow"...

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) in non-breeding plumage.
Normally, I would post this in color, but after review, the absense of color adds interest and depth to the image, emphasizing the structure of lines and shapes, both in the bird and grasses. Comments welcome.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_8530bw. Not cropped. April, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Friday, June 15, 2018

"Stream Dance"...

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. February, 2018.
Photo # KSA_6913_23bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"I can see the forest for the leaves"...

An arrangement of oak leaves on the forest floor reveal yet another forest of trees.

Photo # IM5_4327bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"Sunset in the Ouachita Mountains"...

I carefully composed the near-setting sun, Ouachita mountains, farm in the lower-right, with Pine tree details at top-right. Hope you enjoy.

This is one of many views from Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_6758-60bw. February, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"Blackbird Dimensions"...

Layers of blackbirds fly in front of a canvas of bare trees in winter.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_6549bw2. January, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

"Highway to Heaven"...

A cloud begins to open-up, providing an incredible, heavenly view.

Location: Conway, Arkansas.
iPhone photo. Converted to b&w in Photoshop CS5.
Photo # IMG_4431bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, May 28, 2018


One wonders if creatures also have moments of reflection.

White-tailed buck with velvet-covered antlers, central Arkansas, private land.
Photo # KSA_0614-15bw. August, 2017.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.