This image was captured on the same night as my Main at Dusk photo. It is another long exposure photo. This time the subject is an alley downtown. I like the strong contrast of this image and the texture created by the brick walls.
This is a shot of Main Street in my hometown located in the foothills of NC. I have been wanting to try long exposure photography and this is one of my first attempts. I am pleased with how this image turned out from the strong contrast in the sky to the illuminated buildings in the foreground.
Last June we vacationed at Carolina Beach, NC. I headed out early one more to capture images of the Boardwalk before it became crowded with tourists. As I look at these images I notice a lot of things I would have done differently if I was to shoot this location again. I think I would like to go back and shoot this at night with the crowds, lighting, and motion. At night this location comes alive with many activities. I think it would make for much more interesting photos. Perhaps I’ll get an opportunity to do this before summer is over.
I shot the photos below with my phone during our vacation last June. The location was Sandbridge Beach, VA. The forecast for the day was to start off cloudy and become sunny by afternoon. The sun never arrived. A dense fog developed over the water and presented a unique lighting and atmospheric condition.
A quick pen & ink sketch with some added color using Koi watercolor markers. This was done using a photo reference.
This is a pen & ink sketch that I did as part of the wetcanvas.com monthly pen & ink challenge. This is done from a photo reference.
This is a pen & ink sketch of a small vintage electric heater that I use to heat my home study / studio area.
One of my hobbies includes photography. I own a vintage Sears 35mm SLR film camera. The camera was manufactured for Sears by Ricoh. I occasionally use it for black & white film photography. Below are some photographs that I shot with the camera.
Using this camera is a real pleasure. The fact that you have to manually focus the camera makes you feel a bit more connected with the subject. Also, shooting film you have a limited number of photographs. This tends to make you much more selective about the subjects you decide to dedicate an exposure to. This is a stark contrast to shooting with my Canon DSLR with auto-focus, image stabilization, & a nearly infinite number of exposures you can use on a shoot.
This is a sketch of Caudill Cabin that I created using a photo reference. Caudill cabin is located in Doughton Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. This cabin was once the homestead of the Caudill family. This area was once a thriving community but now the land is now managed by the National Park Service.
I really enjoy creating drawings with pen and ink. Below is a pen & ink sketch I did of a maple leaf several weeks ago.