Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"Water: Nature's Paintbrush"...

Sunlight highlights dance on top of the water as it flows past this leaf fallen on a rock. There are a variety of metaphors in this photograph, including the fragility of the leaf, the stability of the rock which the leaf rests, yet the varying power and detail of the water that flows around the rock.

Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas. July, 2009.
Photo # 9719_KS10048bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

Monday, May 6, 2019

"Beneath the Surface" (black-and-white)...

While we're out and about in our above-the-ground world, we often forget that there are other parts of this world that are often underappreciated and often undiscovered. In fact, we have yet to explore much of our own underwater world. As always, I spent most of a day appreciating and photographing this special grotto. Regardless of how many times you visit a special place, you just can't get enough of it. What may surprise you is how deafening this waterfall can be. Spending hours here, then going back to the surface was as if I had been teleported to a silent room full of trees. This is located near the township of Batson, where the population density is only 7 people per square mile! Over one-third of the residents heat their homes with wood instead of electricity or gas. It's such a treat to still have townships like this to visit and spend time.

Johnson County, Arkansas. March, 2015.
Photo # KS7_5924-33h1bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.