Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Heather, Sophisticated"...

A fun photograph from a portrait session several years ago. As I often try to do, I wanted to create a timeless photograph but I wanted a mix of sophistication with this pose. What you don't see is the fun laughter before and after this frame. :) Comments welcome.

Photo # 1019_KS10384bw2. January, 2010.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Dreams in Color"...

One question that we often ask ourselves, 'do we dream in color'? Maybe we don't have to dream with our eyes closed. Why not dream with your eyes open? Here's to your dreams with your eyes open.

Location: Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas.
Color infrared. July, 2009.
Photo # DSC_0070-80a4.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Several years ago, I was commissioned to photograph this model. We spent a few hours at this location and this was one of my favorite concepts. I hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

July, 2009.
Photo # 9718_KS10091sbw3s.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

"Delightful Outtakes"...

A few years ago, I was honored and commissioned to photograph this vibrant and friendly soul, alongside one of her passions, of course: cars! JoAnne and Robert are one of the friendliest couples you'll ever meet. They're always finding something to laugh about and their passion for cars (especially Porsches) can keep anyone entertained for hours. Even though I titled this photograph an outtake, it's reaches far beyond. The details of this photograph tells such a wonderful story of both JoAnne and Robert - always fun, laughing, humble, compassionate and always in close proximity of a special car. And good luck finding a spec of dirt in their garage! (jealous)

JoAnne T., Sept, 2011.
Photo # KS0_9328abw2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Spring Silhouette II"...

Photo # KS0_5325bw. April, 2011.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.
Comments welcome.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Rural Arkansas"...

Highways provide access to visual, timeless treasures that you can't often experience from the Interstates. This single photograph provides a richness of rural flavor, from the alluring curve which leads through the community, to the rural school zone on the highway, to the homestead with the detached garage and larger barn. You may be able to see the old pickup truck in the left-side stall of the barn.

Location: near high school, Bigelow, Arkansas.
Photo # IMG_8252bws. April, 2013.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Out of the Shadows"...

Nature so easily mixes water and light to creating something wonderfully pleasing to the senses.

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. March, 2010.
Photo # 10328_KS10306-12bw3.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

"Aster Art"...

Wild Aster in black-and-white. You can see the detailed pollen on the lower petals. Few take the time to appreciate art in nature. This photograph reflects a sample of just how wonderfully simple and beautiful nature can be, even without color. Comments welcome.

Photo # KS1_8320-8330bws. October, 2012.
Location: private land, central Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


This White-tailed deer fawn enjoying a peaceful walk. Fawns have two rows of spots along either side of the spine. The average number of spots is 300.

Location: private land, central Arkansas.
Photo # KS1_3124bws. July, 2012.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Oak: Stages of Growth"...

Comments welcome.
Photo # IMG_2938a. May, 2012.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, April 3, 2017

"Hog Wild Moonshine Chopper"...

This rural art is very creative, entertaining and detailed. Is this a remnant of the past or future? Is this a turn off Fury Road? Hope you enjoy.

This is part of a collection which I've shared over the past decade.
Location: rural Arkansas (protecting the location from vandals). April, 2012.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Waterfall Clouds"...

It doesn't take much water to boost one's imagination. This photograph could appear to be two-in-one. The left side displays a waterfall with the beginnings of churning, whereas the right side displays motion that mimics clouds high above the earth.
Comments welcome.
Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. March, 2012.
Photo # KS1_9862-66abws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Fawn in Sunlight"...

At birth, white-tailed deer fawns have a spotted, reddish coat that is fairly silky. There can be several hundred spots on the coat. The spots enable to deer to blend into its natural surroundings. Fawns usually lose their spots around three-to-four months.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. August, 2016.
Photo # KS9_6438bwsc.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Light Dimensions"...

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # IM5_2855bw_rcc2. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Thunder Lake II"...

Location: south Lake Conway, Conway, Arkansas. June, 2016.

Photo # IM5_2629-31bwb.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.
Comments welcome. Feel free to share.

Monday, February 27, 2017

"Roadmaster Stories"...

There is much to be said and respected of the automobile designs of the 1950's. This is the passenger, front door of an abandoned 1951 Buick RoadMaster. To a series well known for its mass of steel, this intimate view of the door interior shows the design detail not only in aesthetics but in fabric stitching.
It is possible this particular car was used in law enforcement. There is a post mount spotlight on the drivers side and you may notice the Driver's Accident Report form in the seat. There were additional, empty forms under the seat. This car has many stories to tell.

1951 Buick RoadMaster Sedan - Model 72R
Price new: $3,051.

Photo # IM5_3235bw. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Velvet Contemplation"...

Velvet begins to drop from this 8-point, white-tailed deer as it pauses for a view.

Photo # KS9_1728cbw. July, 2016.
Location: private land, central Arkansas.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Country Roads"...

Sunlight is breaking through the clouds, lighting the path around the corner. You can use this analogy in life. Comments and sharing welcome.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. July, 2016.
Photo # IM5_2901bws2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Peaceful Spirits"...

Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) enjoy a peaceful, winter day at the lake.

Magness Lake (central Arkansas). January, 2014.
Photo # IM3_5947c2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Waterfalls of Light"...

Light comes in many forms whether it's internal or external. It can be in the air, or as in this photograph, in the water. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome!

Waterfall, Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. February, 2010.
Photo # 10213_KS10145bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"Woolly Hollow State Park in snow"...

The drops of water at the lower left is melting snow from the branches above me. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. February, 2010.
Photo # 10210_KS10014p3bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, January 6, 2017

"Moments of Warmth in Snow"...

A Fox Squirrel enjoys the last moments of sunset on a snowy landscape.

February, 2010.
Photo # 1029_ks20386.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.