Sunday, February 24, 2013

"A Moment of Silence" with a female Cardinal...

Over 3 years ago, I photographed a male Cardinal in this similar perspective during a heavy snow. It's been one of my more popular photos. Last week, I attempted a similar shot with a female. Hope you enjoy.

Orig # KS2_1686a
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

fyi - here's the male Cardinal:

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Something drew me to this view, which was a window view into an entryway to what was once the Cardon Bottom school gym. This gym was built in 1936, but had burned some years ago. What's left is mostly rubble and the strong, rock walls. If you look closely, you will see a perfect cross above the next doorway. I found this fascinating and felt this is what drew me to photograph this area.

To what may be a surprise to you, this cross is a surprising juxtaposition of "crossbeams" that have fallen but continue to live on. There are so many messages, I'll leave you to interpret your own. Following this post, I will post a follow-up photograph of that room that the "crossbeam" is located. This may surprise you:

Hope you enjoy.

Orig # IMG_6481hbws
Location: Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Field of Snow

There's much to say about this photograph. This isn't a photograph that shows you furry detail. It doesn't show you the thickness of their eyelashes or their breath in the cold air. Instead, this is an environmental portrait of the white-tailed deer in winter. They almost appear as stick figures, appearing small and blending with their environment. What intrigues me is the juxtaposition of spacing they give each other. They don't crowd each other. There's so much to learn from nature.

Deer playing in the snow, Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Orig # KS2_6262bw

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"White Lightning"

"White Lightning"
Porsche 997 and other methods of transportation. :)

Orig # IMG_6916-6921hbw3

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Into the Fog

"Into the Fog"
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Orig # KS2_7749-53bw

Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Rooted Pump"

I found so much character with this gas pump. The roots and vines had grown all around it -- so much that it was almost hidden from sight. To be honest, I'm not convinced which has more character - the roots or the gas pump?

Unless it was changed, the last sale on this pump was $0.28 cents/gallon (1960's).
Orig # IMG_6516-20hdrbws