Unreleased Photos, Behind The Scenes & Random Thoughts

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Man, Dog, Water

A young man, his best friend, and his passion. Taken in downtown Columbus.

Cool Dog 1bw


Random Park Discoveries

Various findings around the park during my last solo outing. I do believe that all of these were shot in color but, I find that using black & white here to be much more interesting.

moss field

falling leaf blog

micro pond blog

bark, moss, pine blog

running water 1 blog


Take It To The Bridge

These young daredevils hang out on the bridge to discuss who’ll jump first, then actually start to perform their┬ádangerous stunts.

just hanging out on the bridge

The Liftoff


Time To Go

Leaving the beautiful sunset and perfect weather at the river-walk this past Saturday. I wish it was like this all the time…

Sunset Riverwalk


Steam Heat

A few black and white images after a quick downpour during my solo nature outing.

The area started out dry, scorching hot and in great need of rain. The rain clouds quickly rushed in and poured over the entire park. In true Georgia weather fashion, the rain subsided and the heat took over once again evaporating all signs of water. You could actually see the rain water transform into steam against the hot rocky ground! In a few moments everything was back to normal but, this time with a a slight catch. The after effects of the rain produced a very welcomed cool breeze. The breeze lasted for the remainder of my trip, and I enjoyed every second of it! More to come soon…

wet rocks

wet rocks 2

wet rocks 3

branches

singular leaf

wet rocks 5


Solo Nature Walk

This past Saturday I spent almost 8 hours walking around by myself in the intense summer heat. I hadn’t been out to shoot in a while and I really needed to get out and do something to get my creativity flowing again. Despite the heat I started to have lots of fun. So much so that I totally forgot all about the weather and started to focus more on capturing images. I decided to let the colors of the park inspire me. Before I knew it I looked down at my phone and realized just how long I had actually been out. I was really shocked but, I guess when you’re truly enjoying yourself time is of little importance?

Apart from the photographic aspect of being outside on such massive terrain, this trip also provided me with an opportunity to be at peace mentally as well as be active physically. I love it when using my camera can become therapeutic. It can relax my mind, ease my tension and rejuvenate my spirit. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you can pick up your camera, discover an interesting location and just shoot uninterrupted at your own pace. No schedules, no time constraints, no people, no complaining…just you, your gear and the beauty of nature. I told myself that I would try to get out to more natural locations such as this one more often and try to reconnect with nature. I love finding the layers of hidden details within wooded areas such as this one. I have lots of photos from this outing that I hope to share over the coming weeks.

Here are just a few samples I worked on immediately after arriving back home. For anyone wondering, these are roughly straight out of the camera. The only adjustments I made were very minor brightness tweaks and slight shadow lifting.

The Nature 1

The Nature 2

The Nature 4

The Nature 3

The Nature 6

The Nature 7

The Nature 9

The Nature 14

The Nature 5

The Nature 8

The Nature 13

The Nature 10

The Nature 11

The Nature 19

The Nature 15

The Nature 17

The Nature 18

The Nature 16


Colorized

Although I love black and white images, and I’ve been shooting them more and more lately, I’ve always been known for images full of bright, bold colors. Here are just a few shots of various color patterns from my most recents travels.

blue river fb

riverwalk colorful 2 fb

The Moss fb

park scenery 2 fb

acorn macro

macro dandelion

red berries

dusty leaves

red flower

tree up close

tree up close 2

green leaves up close