Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Creature from the Deep

What may appear as an alien beneath the surface of the water is actually a root system of a tree that once lived at the edge of this lake.

Lake Maumelle, Ar.
Photo # IM3_4652-53a.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nature's Fuel...

Pollen is the fuel to millions of creatures on this planet, yet it seems so small and insignificant. Honey produced by bees from natural sources contains pollen derived p-coumaric acid, which is an antioxidant. This photograph details the interior of an Iris, which takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow. There are up to 300 species of Iris. In water purification, the Yellow Iris (I. pseudacorus) is used.

Extra: As you look past the crest of the lower petal, you'll see what's often referred to as the 'style crest', which in this photograph looks like a flame.... hence a second meaning of my title, "Nature's Fuel"... :)
Photo # _KS10058b. April, 2007.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Whirlpool & Leaf

The juxtapositions within this photograph seem to offer various observations. The whirlpool seems trapped in a pyramid of shapes, yet begins to take the form as well. You can see the layer of rock beneath the whirlpool, as well as the bubbles lining up along the edges of the surface rock. The irony is the perfectly still leaf floating above the water on the left.

Location: Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas, 2012.
Photo # KS1_5684-90hbws.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Sunburst of Fall Color"

Arkansas Fall colors, 2012.
Photo # KS2_2921_9_h.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Earth and Sky...

At first glance this terrain may seem somewhat extraterrestrial. But if you look at this through my vision, you may be surprised at what you see. Imagine the sky in this photograph were actually the earth. Notice the concave curvature of the horizon, further supporting the idea that the planet earth is actually above, and you're standing on another planet. A better way to see this is to make the photograph full-screen, then step back from your monitor and view from across the room.

Every element in the photographed helped me that day to see this vision. The clouds were awesome that day.
Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # IMG_6628-33h3b. Jan/2013.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT in black and white.
Photo # KS2_1673-94cbw2.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall colors with a cabriolet...

Porsche Turbo cabriolet...

Dimensions of sunlight and branches...

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. Infrared, 2007.
Photo # DSC_0130bws.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Industrial Design...

What you are looking at is the left-rear corner of a Porsche 997. The intricacy of detail in the brake light assembly and the brushed-metal look provide an interesting, industrial, performance and esthetic design.

Photo # KS2_0465cbw1s.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, October 7, 2013

Age of Colors...

Nature is revealing this 1949 Chevrolet 6400 dump truck's colorful past, through it's layers of paint once applied. Who thought a dump truck could tell such colorful stories?...

Photo # KS3_0594-0616h2.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013