This is the barn at the Fearington Village, near Chapel Hill, NC. I believe the inside is actually a restaurant/event space. I’ve made a couple recent visits to Fearington, and I believe this is my favorite image from there so far.
Got up reeeeaaaaallllllyyyy early one morning and headed to the beach. Made it in time for sunrise
The main image is my favorite from the morning. I found this location just by looking around on google maps. I knew I would have to wait for low tide to be at the lowest around sunrise. I also needed decent weather/no rain. I finally got that combination yesterday, so I was up at 4am and headed to North Topsail Beach. I would have liked to have been there a little earlier, but I arrived just before the sun was coming up over the horizon.
Same morning, other versions:
This one was photographed a little later than the others. The sun was much higher in the sky, which is why the colors are so different. I used a 10 stop filter to get the motion in the water.
I found another great looking old house last night. This one near Coats, NC.
This photo consists of 169 30-second exposures. Facing east, the stars are rising from behind the house. The house and land is lit with a combination of moonlight and headlights from passing cars over the 1.5 hour time.
1600 ISO, f4.0, 16mm, 30 seconds x169
I will not give out the exact location of this one as I was approached by the owner while shooting here last night. After briefly explaining what I was doing, he was nice enough to allow me to continue. There are a lot of photographers that wouldn’t hesitate at trespassing to get a photo, but I will just not do that. I was shooting from the road, and was respectful of their property. There was a “No Trespassing” sign up and I don’t want to be responsible for other photographers showing up.
Hope you enjoy!
I visited Nashville for a couple of days earlier this week, so of course I headed downtown for a photo
You may remember this house from my last post where the weather wouldn’t cooperate. Well, Saturday night may have only been 22 degrees, but there wasn’t a cloud in site so I rode back out to this abandoned house I found on Google maps to shoot some startrails.
This is a combination of 240 exposures. Each exposure was 30 seconds long. The exposures were then stacked together to show the movement of the stars in a two hour time period. The camera settings for the exposures were: f2.8, ISO 1000, white balance set to “tungsten” to help combat the light pollution from nearby towns.
The house is located near Pinetops, NC. It looks as though it was once a large, beautiful old farm house. It’s amazing to me that a house like this is just left to rot away.
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It’s actually been more than a month since I’ve been behind my camera. I headed out last night to photograph star trails around rural North Carolina. All day long the Weather Chanel app said there would be clear skies all night. I’ve got a couple locations in mind that I want to photograph at night once the skies get cold and clear. This was one of them, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I’ll be back to this location, as well as others like it this winter, to photograph long star trails. Until then, I’ll settle for this moody black and white image.
To see a color version, click here
Hope you enjoy.
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Just a preview of a beautiful wedding in Destin, Florida. I was so happy to have been there, it was great seeing old friends again! Jennifer and Ryan, I wish you the best and many happy days ahead! Thanks for having me there!
So while I was in Nashville, I stopped by an old favorite place – Radnor Lake. It’s been almost a year since I was last able to visit. This was what greeted me Monday morning – just how I remembered it
I was in Durham, NC over the weekend for Durham Art Counsel’s Centerfest Art Festival. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and especially to those who purchased prints and made it one of by best shows to date!
While in Durham, I decided to head over for a brief visit to Duke University to have a look around. Right as I was pulling in, the sky began to light up with brilliant sunset skies. I headed straight for the chapel and took this photo. I will definitely be back with more time to explore and photograph more of the campus.