Thursday, July 23, 2015

"Vintage Patterns"...

Nature has placed its own brush strokes on this vintage grocery store. Vines, by nature, have weak stems and flourish best when they are able to climb. I found the juxtaposition of the growth of these vines very artful and seemingly candid. Hope you enjoy.

Location: Conway County, Arkansas. This grocery store is no longer standing.
Photo # DSC_0012a. January, 2008.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, July 20, 2015

"Glistening Grace"...

A Great Egret (Ardea alba) takes to flight as if orchestrating a choir. These birds are large, white, patient and graceful. Fish are their mainstay diet, but often will dine on amphibians, reptiles and even mice. In the 19th century, due to plume hunters satisfying the fashion trade, their population plummeted by over 90 percent. Today, they represent conservation and their numbers are increasing. The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society. If you study this print closely, you can see a few water droplets falling from the tips of the feathers. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

This is not cropped.
Location: Lake Conway, Conway, Arkansas. January, 2015.
Photo # KS6_7204bw2.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"On its way somewhere"...

Water takes many forms and textures, yet it always seems to go with the flow. For some, mesmerizing over the constant flow is enough while others may wonder what it's like to take its journey. Let us enjoy water regardless of what direction it's flowing. Comments welcome. Hope you enjoy.

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas. March, 2008.
Photo # _KS10216bws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.