Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Mill Creek Falls"...

This waterfall is fed by 60-degree water flowing from Blanchard Springs Caverns. This man made stone dam was built in the 1930's and was used to power a mill. Comments welcome!

Photo # KS6_2617-34hc2. July/2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"An American Heritage"...

Originally a carriage house, the owner has meticulously remodeled this as a one-room schoolhouse from the past. It includes ink-well desks, chalkboard, original wood floor, and iron bell with a crank. You can also see the American Flag blowing in the wind. I posted an awesome interior photograph in this same album. Comments welcomed!

Location: northwest Arkansas. August, 2013.
Photo # IM3_2882-87hs.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Put out to Pasture"...

This John Deere equipment has been retired for quite some time. You may also notice the field ruts that disappear into the horizon near the center.

Location: near Rushing, Arkansas. July/2014.
Photo # IM3_8199b.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Ford GT"...

Seen here in red, this 2006 Ford GT Coupe encompasses 550 horsepower with 13 city/21 hwy mpg. It is a two-seater, mid-engine sports car, that will take you from 0-60 mph in approximately 3.8 seconds. Just over 1,600 GTs were built in 2006. Some currently sell $100,000 *over* their suggested retail price of $150,000.

2006 Ford GT in red.
Photo # KS2_5077.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Nature's Green is Gold, Blue, White and Black..."

This juvenile Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is resting for a moment. Weighing only about an ounce, adults average 7 inches in length with a wingspan of 11 inches. Eastern Bluebirds can live for six to 10 years. They begin breeding the summer after they are hatched.

Photo # KS3_2521-2523c. Location: central Arkansas. September/2013.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Sun, Steam and Steel"...

This is Union Pacific #844. It is a 4-8-4 steam locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Built in 1944, it was the last steam locomotive delivered to Union Pacific. Today, it is one of UP's oldest serving locomotives. The wheelbase is over 90 feet. The locomotive weighs 486,000 pounds.

Photo # _KS10131bw. May/2006, Conway, Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Angel Wings"...

A young Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is taking-off from a perch. You may notice that the shape of the wings at this exact moment are almost perfectly angelic in shape. You may also notice the cloud-like shapes of the immature chest down.
Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

Location: central Arkansas. August/2007.
Photo # _KS10207.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Stars of the Prairie"...

We don't have to look across the universe, at night, to see stars. We have them here on earth. Simple pleasures abound if we simply look.

Location: central Arkansas. July/2014.
Photo # IM3_8009abwsc.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Fun Times"...

Here's another from my series of portraits of Paul V.
This is Paul resting in his 1930 Ford Model A. He can tell you exactly which original parts he's replaced on this truck. This is arguably his favorite truck, which he still drives and maintains. He can tell you something about every inch of the truck, and often with a good story. He can also tell you the gas mileage for each season. An interesting fact: the windshield wiper is hand-cranked from inside the cab. He's had many offers to buy the truck, but has turned them all down. He said that if & when he decides to sell, he wants it to go to an owner who will respect the history. Hope you enjoy.
Comments welcome.
Due to the popularity of this series, I may post several more over the coming weeks/months as I get free time.
Location: near Huntsville, Arkansas. August/2013.
Photo # IM3_1614bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.