Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Winter Streams"...

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. February, 2010.
Photo # 10210_KS10291bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"The Angel of Spring"...

A female Spring Azure (Celastrina argiolus), as known as a common blue or holly blue. With a wingspan of about 1-inch, it is one of the earliest butterflies to emerge, sometimes appearing even when snow is still on the ground. There are two or more generations per year.

Photo # K01_0982bw2. June, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


The way the light was falling on the smaller, growing tree lends itself it appear as if it were suspended in mid-air. In nature, you can stand out from the crowd. You don't have to be the tallest, fastest, largest, richest. All you need is light and you can shine brighter than the rest.

Photo # IM5_4634-35bw. July 28, 2018.
Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

"Quiet Moments"...

Often when we are in a special place, we feel the need to pause in silence. We may do this for reasons of respect or as if we might hear voices or sounds from the past. This was one of those moments where I paused. I was inside a relatives homestead, photographing a family room arguably preserved since the 1960's. I photographed the room as is, using the natural sunlight coming from the window. Every detail in the photograph could tell a story, down to the letters on the TV.
Comments welcome.

Location: private residence near Hope, Arkansas.
Photo # IM5_0032bw. January, 2015.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, July 23, 2018

"Spring Near and Far"...

The juxtaposition of the branches and moon caught my attention. I found the spring blooms of this tree jewel-like in black-and-white, as if in silver. This is one of the prints that I often struggle with sharing since it's a little off from my usual perspectives and subjects. Hope you enjoy.

Photo # IM3_6890bw. April, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, July 21, 2018


Location: Lake Conway, Conway, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_6275bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Style is everything...

A blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) pauses after a bird bath, surely enjoying a temporary, new hairstyle.

Location: central Arkansas. July, 2012.
Photo # KS1_3775a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.