Monday, March 31, 2014

"Water Dimensions"...

Water has many sides and dimensions. Oftentimes, we may not even need to look beyond the surface to see another dimension. In this particular photograph, the mix of water mist and the high constrast of sunlight offer a dimension which the shadow of the tree can be seen on the surface of the water.

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. March, 2008.
Photo # _KS10017-23bws2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Energy in a Flash"...

So far, this is one of my better multi-strike, lightning photographs. There was a time I was a weather chaser, which had placed me in very dangerous predicaments. I've learned many lessons about lightning, to which I don't actively pursue these photographs as often as I used to.

Location: central Arkansas. April/2006.
Photo # DSC_0018c_bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"At the End of the Day"...

Each of us have a different way of reflecting at the end of the day. For some, it's the satisfaction of leaving the world a better place, for others it's just surviving another day in a tractor or jet in the sky. Whichever way, take a moment to appreciate the experiences you had, even if all you experienced was the wind and leaves of a tree.

Location: near Hope, Arkansas. Nov/2013.
Photo # IM3_5296abw.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Serenity II"...

Simplicity can be very peaceful.

Location: Lake Beaverfork, Conway, Arkansas. Jan/2012.
Photo # KS1_5839abws2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Imperfection can often be perfection you seek, if you simply appreciate what you are experiencing. - Kelly Shipp

Location: private property near Hope, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_6551_27y.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Shadows of Time"...

The time element of this photograph is the 200-second exposure, but what's interesting is the shadows across the water from the trees behind me. The shadows appear as they were a window into another landscape. Some say, you can't see the forest for the trees, but what if you can see the forest through the water?...
There's much one could say about this photograph. This is another which the more you look, the more you see.

Location: Lake Maumelle, Arkansas. March/2013.
Photo # KS2_3279h2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"The Opening"...

Nature has the power to give you a new perspective on life. All you have to do is open your eyes.

Location: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. March/2008.
Photo # _KS20063a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, March 14, 2014


If you could travel back to 1957, you may just see what you see here. A room relatively untouched, the wallpaper now barely clinging to the walls, furniture still ornate with wood accents, and a like-new portable 21-inch GE television. Viewing this photograph, you may begin to realize the simplicity of family entertainment in this era. This is the front family room of my uncle's homestead near Hope, Arkansas. I also photographed this in black-and-white/infared, but like the mood of the color and sunlight coming through the window. The GE TV is the Model 21T056, which was manufactured in 1957 and sold for $178 new.

Location: Mitchell's homestead, Hope, Arkansas. Photographed Feb/2014.
Photo # KS5_4324c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"A Heavenly New Moon"...

10 years ago, I photographed this crescent moon setting in front of the Christ of the Ozarks statue.

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas. January/2004.
This statue stands approx. 66 feet high.

Photo # PL-AR-ES16_bw2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Delicate Details"...

To be able to find beauty in small things makes it possible for you to find beauty in everything.

Location: central Arkansas. Wildflower, Infrared macro, June/2009.
Photo # DSC_0353.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dane's Pony Farm...

On a cold day in November, 2003, I photographed this old barn. Within a few months, it fell to the ground. I'm glad I took the time to spend a cold morning photographing it and it's tree companion.

Location: near Hope, Arkansas. November, 2003.
Photo # DSC_0054bws3.