Price Lake at Night

Price Lake at night. This was probably 11:30 at night, but the nearly full moon was so bright it lit the scene as though it were day.

This was taken as an HDR, but instead of changing the shutter speed, I adjusted the ISO in between each photo. Then the 6 resulting photos were merged.


Price Lake is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina


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Rural Nights

I’ve photographed this barn before, but as soon as I found out that no one lived on this farm (its for sale for a cool $7 mil) I knew I wanted to get back at night time. This is only about 20 minutes worth of star trails, after that my lens began to fog up from the dew. The barn is lit with a hand-fired flash.

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St. Louis at Night

So I only had a few hours to spend in St. Louis on Saturday. I knew I wanted an iconic shot, but I didn’t want the “classic” shot from across the Mississippi. So I was in search of something different that clearly says “St. Louis” but was also unique. I found this spot overlooking the old courthouse and loved the view that even included the famous Arch. A quick search on flickr provided no other photos from this view…

So here it is – St. Louis at Night

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The Appalachian Trail at Night

This is the Appalachian Trail at Carver’s Gap on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line. The night sky was full of so many stars up there! I would have shot a lot more up there at night if my son wasn’t so tired. I’ll have to make another trip somewhere similar to shoot more at night.

This is a single 30 second exposure, the foreground was “painted” using a flashlight. The orange color on the right is from a town, reflecting into the only clouds left in the sky that night.

f2.8, 30 seconds (only used the flashlight for about half of this time), 3200 iso

Bixby Bridge

Another iconic “Big Sur” location is Bixby Bridge. I stopped here just after sunset to shoot this. I couldn’t decide which side I liked better, what do you think? Click here to see the shot from the other side

Nashville Sunset

Nashville Sunset


I was in Nashville for an engagement session Sunday evening 4/29. Once we finished we shooting, I decided to wait around to see if the sunset would be nice….. It was 🙂

Buzzard’s Roost – Fall Creek Falls State Park


Approximately 4 hours worth of exposures on a fairly clear night.

Union Station Hotel



Taken during the Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk 2012


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Nashville’s Second Avenue


Another shot to add to my collection of photos of Nashville during the “Blue Hour”. The blue hour is the time of day right after sunset or right before sunrise. The camera can capture a brilliant blue in the sky. This is a shot of Second Avenue from the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge, taken this past Saturday night.

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This is a 6 shot HDR, camera on a tripod. Merged in Photomatix and processed in Photoshop CS5. If you are interested in producing HDR images, pick up a copy of Photomatix and use coupon code “malcolmphoto” at check out for a 15% discount.

Motorcycle Shoot

I recently met up with John of to shoot his new motorcycle. I was excited about this shoot, and had a lot of ideas in my head. I got several that I planned and several that were not planned. We met downtown Murfreesboro for some dark urban photos. Here is a sample of what we got:

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Thanks for looking!