Friday, January 23, 2015

Uh oh, no brakes!...

The Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) commonly gets a running start on take-off, but may need to make quicker decisions on landings.

Location: Magness Lake, Heber Springs, Arkansas.
Photo # KS4_6041. January, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Classic Porsche 911...

The front view of the 1986 911 with m491 options.

Photo # KS6_4925-32hbwc. November, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Vertical Light and Shadow"...

What's unique about this still photograph is that the rushing sound of water is removed. The waterfall and stream are silent, giving you an uninterrupted experience of this scene in it's simplicity. I hope you enjoy. Comments welcome!

Best viewed full-screen.
Location: Cornelius Falls, Heber Springs, Arkansas. January, 2015.
Photo # KS6_6435-43abws2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Gulf Dealer"...

This vintage Gulf sign and Chevrolet fire truck sit quietly in a field.
Location: Ozone, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_8512-19cbws2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Friday, January 16, 2015

"All Business"...

My cousin's 1939 Chevy Business Coupe in Vista Blue. And, yes, the modified engine is 'all business'.

Photo # KS6_6400-02h2c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Winter Stroll"...

A female Cardinal takes a stroll along an icy branch.

Location: central Arkansas. February, 2014.
Photo # KS4_9803a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Above the Rain"...

We may not always see it, but there is light above the darkness. We may not see it through the storm, the rain, the mist and fog. But, if you're patient, when you see it, it can be a beautiful thing.
I watched as the rain approached me, and as I decided to photograph this scene, the upper clouds broke and the sun came through the top.
Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_7791bw. June, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

"Air Traffic, 1986"...

Wow. Almost 30 years ago I composed and photographed this scene of air traffic at DFW International Airport. It's the only frame I took of this scene. That's how confident I was with the result. This was shot on Kodachrome 25 slide film (my favorite), and I knew it like the back of my hand - enough to exactly predict what the exposure and aperture should be on this night scene. Night scenes are tough because of the 'light noise', which you can see floating above the more populated areas. I shot other downtown scenes, but this was my favorite of DFW traffic.

DFW Airport traffic, Dallas, Texas. January, 1986. Kodachrome 25.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

"Kitchen Sink"...

You're looking through the window of a kitchen, in an old four-room homestead in southwest Arkansas. The glow from the setting sun illuminates the upper wall of this kitchen. The door forward takes you into the second bedroom. The door on the right takes you to the family room where the only fireplace exists. I have more photos that I may share in the future, including a single dress that was hanging in a hall closet.
The kitchen is actually the largest room in the house. This is the homestead that I've photographed several times, which is located behind the old storefront (recently posted photos of).

Location: private property, Lafayette County, southwest Arkansas.
Photo # KS6_5630-33b. November, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

"More than two stories..."

Over a century ago, having a two-story home was not commonplace. It was a luxury. You may look at this once-grand homestead and think it only contains two stories. To speak literally, this home has many stories - to tell. You can almost see all the family members coming and going, what they were wearing and even smell something from the kitchen. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome!

Location: north Arkansas.
Photo # IM3_8594-8603ab. November, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.