Friday, February 28, 2014

The Flow of Light...

Light flows all around us at all times. Yet how often do we really see how it flows with water? Not only do we take water for granted, we often take light for granted as well.

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. Dec/2007.
Photo # _KS10080-85bwc.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Love Birds"...

Two Trumpeter Swans swim-off into the sunset at Magness Lake.

Photo # KS4_6685h.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Synchronized Swans"

These two Trumpeter Swans couldn't have paired a better landing on Magness Lake.

Photo # KS4_5914h. Jan/2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, February 24, 2014

"A Bench with a View"...

View of Arkansas River and I-430 bridge.
Two Rivers Park, Little Rock, Arkansas. Oct/2012.
Photo # KS1_8542-58a.

Saturday, February 22, 2014


An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) and a male Cardinal (Cardinalidae) happen to fly a similar path in freezing rain. The glance over from the Cardinal is priceless. :)

Location: central Arkansas. Feb/2014.
Photo # KS4_7656a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Moving Generations"...

This is one of those photographs of which the story is in the detail. Here are three generations of moving trucks, with each it's own story. Each moving an untold number of families, generations within themselves. Not only family generations, but these are generations of Ford trucks.
At one time, this fleet represented "Lawrence Bros. House Moving", in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

Photo # IM3_4141bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Winter Icing"...

The sun glistens through the trees and frozen branches, which are thinly laced in ice from the day before. Looking closely at small, frozen twigs, it's as if they were dissipating sparks of light. Sunlight can have such a powerful affect on one's imagination and perspective.

Location: central Arkansas. Feb/2014.
Photo # IM3_6137-42b.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Pausing for a moment"...

White-tailed deer pausing in the freezing rain. Sometimes even nature takes a moment to pause. We don't always see it nor understand it, but for just a moment time seems to stop for nature.

Location: central Arkansas. Feb/2014.
Photo # KS4_9068c.
(c) Kelly Shipp.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Winter Serenity"

Some may consider winter to be cold and lifeless, but for some creatures, it's just another day in paradise. Serenity is not limited to warm beaches and waves, it can be a wintertime lake full of Trumpeter Swans.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jan/2014.
Photo # IM3_6111h3.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Porsche 991 in the Shadows

2014 Porsche 991.
Photo # KS3_4826-36h3.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"A House with a View"...

I photographed this homestead last year, just days before it fully collapsed. Imagine standing on this hilltop, admiring this view, choosing it as the place to build your home and building the house of your dreams. The view is incredible. What you first see is actually the back of the house. The front of the house had already fallen, as you can see at the right-front corner. Notice the great stonework on the chimney, and especially the amazing, intricate woodwork that is above each doorway and window. I'll post more photos as I get time to edit them. Hope you enjoy.

fyi - If you want to see the front of this house, I posted a photograph in August of last year, here:

Built by Jim Burk around 1910-1920.
Location: near Kingston, Arkansas (Madison County).
Photo # IM3_1873-81hbws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Homestead, near Madison County...

Rarely do you see a tree seemingly centered near the front of the house, nor a small barn/old carport far in front of the house. You can see the wellhouse to the far-right.

Photo # IM3_1574-78bw.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Running on Water...

The Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) commonly gets a running start to get aloft on water. It's one of the largest species of waterfowl, with wingspans over 80". This bird is actually a juvenile, with it's grey feathers becoming white after the first year. Populations of this species migrate as far south as Texas.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jan/2014.
Photo # KS4_6319a.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Water Paradise"...

Location: Natural Dam, Crawford County, Arkansas. May/2013.
Photo # KS2_6958-60bw. Comments welcome.