Tree Overload

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Disclaimer: I’m not really all that happy with the composition of my last photo or this one.

Two photos for the low, low price of FREE today. I was having too much fun playing with High Dynamic Range photographs for the very first time and this is my second attempt.

The composition on both of them just doesn’t say “Wow” to me, but I wanted to post them anyway. I’ll be able to look back and remember my first attempts at playing with HDR for the first time.

This was a rather easy photo to get as well. It was at the beginning of a much more relaxed hike at Walborn Resevoir in Stark County, Ohio.

Gnarly Tree

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I thought this big fella looked awesome. He has so much character and appears to have bent over as if to get a drink from the lake.

This was taken at Wing Foot Lake State Park in Ohio. It’s a really large, pretty place that I barely saw half of.

I think my favorite aspect of this photo is the bark on the tree. I just love the detail and colors in the bark – especially the oranges that show up here and there.

It puts me in the mind to try some black and white tree photography to try and bring out all the great detail in the bark.

Rock Path

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I love focus, blur and Bokeh. I love to get close to things as well. I love picking on detail or parts of things – whether that be goggles wrapped around someones hat, their painted nails, shoes or the wheel of a car, I love details like that.

My favorite aspect of this is how the light fades toward the background. This is a tiny rock path along a bike trail at Quail Hollow in Ohio.

The path runs all around through the woods, but there are places where the sun peeks through and this was one such spot.

It created a nice gradient from light to dark that I love. I also decided I like the grass that really pops with bright vividness. I love how it contrasts with the browns!

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Steal my photos! Please!

I have a motto:

Likes are liked. Shares are loved. Please, share my photo if you liked it. Thank you.

In this age of social-media – it’s still wonderful encouragement and a joy to see people liking my photos, but it’s awe-inspiring to see them share my photos. To know that they shared it and perhaps many other eyes are now going to see my photo – is just. Wow.

I don’t want anyone to feel apprehensive, shy or unsure about sharing my photos.

I have a very loose Creative Commons copyright called:

CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (click to see it)

It basically says to give me credit(and a way for people to find me: I.E. a link back to this page) and you can’t make money from my photos.

But you can download, share, even chop them up into little pieces and use them in new art(with credit)

Amber Fence

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Out somewhere (I’m not even sure, exactly) in Summit County, Ohio, was this amazing fence with amazing posts holding up rusted and bent chainlink fencing. I caught this in the evening light, and it lit the scene up a beautiful amber tone. I love fences, taking pictures of fences and this just might be my new, personal favorite!

I almost skipped taking photos of it – I’m not sure why(I don’t choose to photo every fence I see). I was actually at this spot to photograph a crumbling, old, wooden structure, but at the last second went back to snap this. I’m so glad I did.

My DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot listing

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I owe the organizer, Midian Spectra, a lot for giving me a place to practice and models to shoot. Until she came along and organized this event, I hadn’t been taking photographs of any people – mostly animals and still life.

And she gave me my own photographer listing on their new landing page!

Talent can be found anywhere in the world and it’s not restricted to the super-rich or super-famous and theirs. There are some great people in this group who are very talented and love what they do.

Check out the DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot to see some of my photos, other photographers and models and if you live in Central, Pa, maybe you could even join the group.