Inspiration Moments

Looking for Inspiration? It’s everywhere in nature…even in storms…
One of the most amazing things that happens to photographers is that expected moment when cloudy skies burst open up with shades of beautiful color in hues of the rainbow and more!  This was one of those moments, I was inspired and I grabbed the beauty of it!

Golden Lights

In search of beautiful light is always a quest for photographers and golden light of sunrise, sunsets, beautiful sunlit trees, cloudy days and waterfront are ones we truly delight in.  The rolling hills and fields in the countryside spun with golden lights are also a favorite.  There is beauty of golden light to be found everywhere if we just pursue it.  A recent interior design project sent us on a journey for just the right light and color for fine art prints to complete our design.  With our blue and white project, what is more beautiful than golden light hues coupled with the classical softness of HDR.  The six images for this “Art on Canvas” project are thus entitled “Golden Lights.”

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“Above yon gleaming skies of gold 
One lone imperial peak is seen; 
While gathered at his feet in green 
Ten thousand foresters are told:
And all so still! so still the air 
That duty drops the web of care. 
 
Beneath the sunset’s golden sheaves 
The awful deep walks with the deep, 
Where silent sea doves slip and sweep.”*

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Before and After the Storm

“The Calm Before the Storm”

This post is a reminder to me that with the storm of life comes beauty and anticipation of a stunning day at Amelia Island coming soon.  Despite the COVID19 and all that entails, the beach and sunshine have no partnership with it.  Go to the beach and soak in the sunshine!

A respite from the snow and cold of winter, this image inspires us to “think” of warmer days and the delights of the ocean and the opportunities it brings to us to venture into wonderful places to photograph nature. This image along the waterways and salt marshes of Amelia Island was shot just as the clouds were rolling in for a major thunderstorm which created wonderful crisp-clear color and interesting cloud formations. As the threatening lighting and thunder were behind me, I was reminded that with beauty must also come danger and it is especially so in landscape, nature and wildlife photography.

After the Storm:  We return to the beautiful and restful Amelia Island, a place of beauty, refuge and respite, peaceful sunrise and sunsets and blue hour glory.

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Cars, Trucks, Photo Walks & Friends

What better way to enjoy a Saturday than photo walking with friends.  We often participate in photo walks both our own, local and the biggie, Scott Kelby’s WorldWide Photo Walk.  For photographers who love working in HDR-DRI, the endless subjects for creating amazing images are everywhere and photowalks allow friends to get together at various times and places to share together their love of photography.   This image is from our local Winchester Photowalk WWPW led by jArt.  It was a beauty and the Classic Car Show provided more than expected from the walk.