Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"It's a Small World"...

A striking photograph, surprisingly diverse when you look at it closely and then far away. When I photographed this, I patiently waited until the setting sun was almost exclusively striking this patch of wild grass. I was mesmerized. This small patch of grass was literally growing among large rocks with roots exposed below, and thriving. Wow, the metaphors abound. Once I began to study this photograph, I found more. You'll notice, in the background, the large rock has fungus dispersed on it's surface. Now imagine the fungus were clouds and you're really looking at earth from space. The grass could easily be the edge of the heavens. The rock to the bottom-right could easily be another planet surface.

If you study this photograph full-screen, your may quickly seek your own interpretations and metaphors. As I mentioned, this photograph looks completely different from across the room.
I welcome comments.

Location: central Arkansas. April/2014.
Photo # IM3_7040bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Dreams Ashore"...

There is something mesmerizing about sitting at the shoreline, listening and watching. Nature can touch us on so many levels, it can seem overwhelming, but in a good way. This is for those of us who can look across the water and continue to dream.

Photo # KS6_3499-3500cbw1.
Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Sept/2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Lily in Black-and-White"...

Sometimes we get lost in color, in so much as to not see and appreciate the simplist of nature's design.

Photo # DSC_0321bw3. June/2009.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"A Graceful Touch-down"...

One of the largest species of waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) has a wingspan over 80". Mother Nature shows us just how seemingly easy flight can be. There's something very graceful about the landing of the swan on a lake.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas. Jan/2014.
Photo # KS4_5683hbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Use Low Gear"...

Twenty years ago, I was cruising up Pikes Peak mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. As you can see, there is no guardrail. Since I was driving slow enough, and little traffic around, I stopped at a curve in the road to get this shot. Pikes Peak reaches over 14,000 feet above mean sea level. As you can tell from this photograph, I was above the timberline.
Comments welcome!

Pikes Peak, Co Springs, CO. Nikon F4s, Fujichrome Velvia. September, 1994.
Photo # CO_29_4a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

"Nature's Noise"...

Sometimes it's the noise that we seek.

Location: Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. Feb/2012.
Photo # KS1_7376-88hbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Tranquility at the Creek"...

For those of us who have ever went to the edge of a creek and just sat still. This is one of those photographs, if you study closely, it can take you there. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

Location: East Cadron Creek, Arkansas. Feb/2014.
Photo # IM3_6485-87hbw2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.