Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Male bluebird in snow...

Photo # BSM1057. March, 2008.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Voices from the front porch...

Large front porches, such as this one, hold such rich memories. Whether it was the distinct voices of relatives, the creaking of the rocking chair, the jostling of the chain on the porch swing, or the slamming of the screen door. This one section of the house seemed to be one of the most remembered and visited areas of the house. Notice the size of the oak tree in the background. It's about as wide as the porch swing. Comments welcome.

Location: the Mitchell's homestead, near Hope, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_5361h4.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The new batmobile is ready...

2014 Porsche 991 in Agate Grey.
Runway #36.

Photo # IM3_4704-07abw2np.

Monday, December 16, 2013

"Moonrise over Arkansas River" #2...

Photo # IMG_4662-64abw2.
October, 2012.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"The Passage of Time"

Another from my series: the more you look, the more you see. There's much to say about this photograph, yet it's theme is simplistic. I've wanted to photograph this specific tree for a long time and hadn't been satisfied with my results. On this morning, everything seemed to come together. I like the supporting composition of the natural fence posts supporting the barbed wire fence. The lone tree with the tractor and hay rake could easily have their own stories to tell. Notice the rising fog beyond the hill, rising as the sun warms the earth. You may also notice the jet contrails above the tree. Comments welcomed.

Location: Hope, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_5292abw.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Luminosity in Flight"

The sun reflects from ice-covered leaves as a Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is in flight.
Photo # KS3_5166c.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Into the Fog" #2

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas.
Photo # KS2_7767-73bwcs.

Monday, December 2, 2013

"The Past, Present and Future of Travel"...

Comments welcome.
Some of you may be curious about the inner rails. Those inner rails are referred to as "guide rails" or guard rails. Used often on bridges, they will limit how far sideways the train's wheels can travel in case of a derailment. They basically keep the wheels on the ties and track at least until it has left the bridge.

Photo # IMG_8042bwb.