Monday, June 25, 2018

"Cliff Falls"...

Location: Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. March, 2016.
This is actually a deceivingly small waterfall compared to how it appears here. I wanted to compose this as if it were a large waterfall to us humans. If you were a small mammal, this would be a large waterfall. Everything is a matter of perspective. The size of a waterfall shouldn't necessitate how much we should appreciate its beauty.
Photo # KS8_8761bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, June 18, 2018

"Natives of the Meadow"...

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) in non-breeding plumage.
Normally, I would post this in color, but after review, the absense of color adds interest and depth to the image, emphasizing the structure of lines and shapes, both in the bird and grasses. Comments welcome.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_8530bw. Not cropped. April, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Friday, June 15, 2018

"Stream Dance"...

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. February, 2018.
Photo # KSA_6913_23bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"I can see the forest for the leaves"...

An arrangement of oak leaves on the forest floor reveal yet another forest of trees.

Photo # IM5_4327bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"Sunset in the Ouachita Mountains"...

I carefully composed the near-setting sun, Ouachita mountains, farm in the lower-right, with Pine tree details at top-right. Hope you enjoy.

This is one of many views from Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_6758-60bw. February, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"Blackbird Dimensions"...

Layers of blackbirds fly in front of a canvas of bare trees in winter.

Location: Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_6549bw2. January, 2018.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

"Highway to Heaven"...

A cloud begins to open-up, providing an incredible, heavenly view.

Location: Conway, Arkansas.
iPhone photo. Converted to b&w in Photoshop CS5.
Photo # IMG_4431bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.