clay

Windmill Sillhouette

Click the photo to purchase it

Windmill Sillhouette

Fri Mar 24, 2017

Here is a single shot photo (I usually do 3 shots per image) of the West Point windmill at sunrise with some beautiful purple clouds on the left side of the photo. The reason I only used 1 shot here is because I set the ISO too high at 800 when taking this photo (I was a camera newbie at the time). Photomatix, the software that I use to merge my multiple images to creat an HDR photo, automatically adds a bit of noise to a photo, so the higher the ISO of the images, the more noise gets added to the photo. That's why I always now keep my HDR shots at the lowest ISO my camera will go, which is 100. There is nothing wrong with shooting at a higher ISO, however it is not very beneficial for HDR images. If you ever want noise in an HDR shot you can simply add it in post-processing very easily. Aaaah, the magic of technology

Read More

Click the photo to purchase it

Sunset Peek

Mon Mar 20, 2017

Sorry for the late post today! Sometimes posting a photo everyday gets a little complicated, but I always find a way to make it work!

This is a nice little sunset near a windmill just east of West Point (which I have posted photos of many times).

Read More

Old Barn

Click the photo to purchase it

Old Barn

Fri Mar 3, 2017

You may have noticed that I have been posting a lot of monochrome photos lately (I don't say black & white because most of them have had a slight to medium tint). Sometimes you get in a certain mood when editing photos and you just have to go with it. That is not an illustion to darkness in my life, let me just say. Black and white doesn't necassarily mean sad, it just gives more drama in my opinion, and I guess I have wanted more drama in my photos lately.

This barn is located just outside of West Point. I reallly like the reflection in the water.

Read More

Red Box

Click the photo to purchase it

Red Box

Sun Feb 26, 2017

There are many times when I want to get out and take photos but I have been everywhere I can think of in my immediate area, so it can be hard to find motivation to actually get out. However, sometimes I go back to the same places and because of time of day or weather conditions the shot completely changes or I find a different angle and I end up being happy with the photos that I took.

This is a farm just outside of town in West Point and I have probably done 3 different shoots in this location, each at different times of the year and different times of the day and the mood of each photoshoot is very different. It goes to show that when you lack motivation because you think there is nothing left to shoot, go shoot anyway and make subtle changes to make a completely different and unique photo.

Happy Sunday!

Read More

Henry Clay

Click the photo to purchase it

Henry Clay

Fri Feb 24, 2017

This is the Henry Clay Hotel in West Point, one of the historic landmarks of the town. Now it is a retirement community, restaraunt and houses Rose Drugs Pharmacy. I thought this shot just needed to be in black & white to really capture the historicity of the place and of downtown West Point in general.

Read More

Exploding Sky

Click the photo to purchase it

Exploding Sky

Mon Feb 20, 2017

Shooting sunsets is a lot of fun and often give you great photos, but they can be extremely frustrating, because I might plan to shoot a sunset and then come to find an extremely boring and cloudless sky. However, sometimes the clouds are there bouncing light in every color, creating this great scene. That's what happened in this photo. I never went out intending to shoot a water tower as my subject, but since I was there and the sky was so great, I figured it didn't matter what was in the foreground, because the sky was the main subject.

Read More

Leaning Tree

Click the photo to purchase it

Leaning Tree

Sun Feb 19, 2017

If you've followd my photography long enough you will have seen other photos that I have posted of this tree that sits on Highway 50 between West Point and Columbus. It's a tree that I have photographed many a time and will likely continue to do so as it is often a nice subject, especially at sunset, but as you can see, it is a good subject in the middle of the afternoon as well.

Read More

Click the photo to purchase it

Puddles

Sat Jan 21, 2017

I took this photo last summer as I was wandering around the backroads of clay county looking for something cool. Never know what you might find, unless it's a bar. You always find barns on the backroads. And sometimes you catch the sun peaking over the top. Here's to more sunsets in the future.

Read More

Click the photo to purchase it

The Cabin

Thu Jan 19, 2017

Here is another old photo that I re-edited. I finished this photo off with a Nik Collection plugin from google that helped brighten up the right side of the photo where the sun is coming in at sunset. I actually cropped this photo so that the sun would not be in it, because it was pretty blown out. Plus, I like how you can see the rays coming in from the side letting you know that sun is just off screen. Less is more sometimes.

Read More

Horse & Barn

Click the photo to purchase it

Horse & Barn

Sat Jan 14, 2017

Enjoy today's photo of a horse and it's barn. These horses were very friendly and welcoming when I stopped to take a photo of this barn. The horses insisted that they also be a part of the photo shoot.

I am working on some new stuff for Mississippi in HDR, one of which is a new logo that will be coming the next couple of weeks. Also, I'll be revamping the web site real soon for a better user experience but that will be coming a little later, so be on the lookout!

Read More

Pages

Subscribe to clay