Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wow! I just got back from a two day hunting trip up north, and I am so glad I brought my camera. I came within an inch of leaving it at home, but after debating it a bit I decided to take it along. This is a great view of the sunset that took place directly behind me early this evening. This photo is 100% unedited, coming straight off my camera. I’ve never before seen a sunset where you could look directly into the sun itself without so much as squinting your eyes. It was truly amazing!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
No need to be jealous. This is a photo of the trees around here about a month ago, but I’m sure that by now they are bare like everybody else’s. We went to a conservation look-out tower near our home, and it provided me with a great vantage point to capture some beautiful landscapes such as this.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In photography, there are several "rules" - most of which I usually try to abide by fairly consistently. On occasion, though, breaking the rules can produce some really neat results. I shot this tree dead-center to accentuate the glow of the sun that was directly behind the trunk and I am extremely happy with the way it turned out, even though centering your subject is usually considered bad photography.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Most people are probably spending their Saturday watching movies and planning a night out with the family. And while there’s no shame in that, I prefer to use my spare time taking pictures – what I’ve been doing a good part of the afternoon. Here’s a taste of what I came up with.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Okay, so maybe this isn’t the world’s oldest creek, but chances are it was used by soldiers during the Civil War. It lies within walking distance of where the battle of Pilot Knob took place, and when we went down that way for a reenactment a while back, I saw this creek and knew I must photograph it! I climbed down the rocky ledge leading up to it (meanwhile my family walked off and left me!) and was able to snap this photo before I had to move on. I then scurried back up the hill and caught up with my family before they got too far away.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
After thinking about it extensively, I’ve decided to update my copyright policy. My previous one was very strict, and didn’t allow you to do much besides look at my photos. My new one, however, while still fairly strict, gives you much more freedom as a viewer while still keeping my work out of the public domain. Here it is:
- If found of use, you may include any of my photos in your personal blog posts to illustrate your writing (example). This includes blogger, wordpress, blogs with registered domain names, etc. However, you may not suggest or imply that the work is yours, or that it is free art. The watermark must be left intact, the photo be left unedited by you, and the below text displayed clearly either 1) as the photo’s caption, or 2) at the bottom of blog post. NOTE: If the photo will be a permanent element of your blog, such as being embedded to your sidebar, you may instead place the photo credit at the bottom of the page.
If using a photo within the above guidelines, please comment and let me know.
As the owner of the photos on this site, I reserve the right to revoke the above privileges of any person, at any time, and for any reason if I deem that the content of the site in question could potentially reflect badly upon me or my photography.
Any use of my photography that does not fall under the above description is not allowed, and will be treated as copyright infringement. You wouldn’t steal a DVD; don’t steal photography. It’s not nice.
Finally, this copyright statement is subject to change from time to time. Please verify that you are not breaking any new rules before using any of my pictures.