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Splash Texture

Sat Jul 16, 2016

Continuing with Texture Weekend, this photo is from Waveland at a boat dock. The wind was picking up and creating these nice little splashes. I added a concrete texture to this one and another texture I made by swinging my camera around while taking a picture out in the wood somewhere in Alabama. I really like this one!

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Under the Pier

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Under the Pier - Waveland

Fri Jan 8, 2016

Enjoy this photo under one of the many piers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast on a beautiful day. Can't wait to go back and spend more time there.

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Tree Angel and a Big Announcement

Fri Oct 16, 2015

I am pleases to inform you in advance that beginning Monday my photos will officially be for sale online. By then you will be able to click on the photo in the blog and it will take you to the site to order your prints. Christmas is coming up soon and these photo prints, along with a little extra stuff will make great gifts for you Mississippi loving friends and family. I will announce it again on Monday to remind you. Very excited!

These trees line the Mississippi gulf coast and from my understanding they are carved from trees that survived (but were damaged) from Hurrican Katrina. I think this is such a great reminder of how beautiful things can be made from the most broken pieces. Very brilliant memorial.

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Black and White Pier - Waveland

Sat Sep 12, 2015

When I first start editing this photo, I didn't think there was much potential in it, but as I played around with it and finally went to black and white, I began to really love it, so I stashed it away as I do sometimes to come back to it later and see how I felt then. I think I like it even more now.

I learned to do that as an art major in college. Sometimes you get attached to a photo so much that you miss the little details, and sometimes the same thing happens to a photo that you become DEtached from. I think in many cases it is a good practice to walk away from it for a day or two then come back to it with fresh eyes then see how you feel. Many times you will see it in an entirely different light. What happens to me in some cases is that I will edit a photo, kind of like it, and then put it away for a few months. In the meantime I have learned new and better techniques or tricks and when I come back to that photo I see that I can make it even better through applying what I've learned over that course of time. Then again you come to the conclustion that some photos are just useless no matter how many times you look at it and some are just too good to put away. The best part is that it's your artform and you can decide the best process for you.

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Splash at the Dock - Waveland

Wed Sep 2, 2015

Here is a shot from a boat dock by the pier in Waveland on the Mississippi gulf coast. It was a very beautiful day that day as we rode up and down the coast between Waveland and Ocean Springs. I never spent any time on the Mississippi coast growing up so I have only spent minimal time there in my entire life, so it was nice to have a day to take more of it in.

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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church - Bay St. Louis

Sun Jul 5, 2015

Here is a beautiful and more modern Catholic Church right across the street from the beach in Bay St. Louis.

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Pier - Waveland

Mon Jun 29, 2015

My first stop on my tour of the gulf coast was Waveland. There are countless piers up and down the coast so I don't really remember exactly where this one was other than to say it's in Waveland. I had fun on the coast and got some good photos. I was feeling especially creative with this photo so I did a lot playing around with different things and ended up with this black and white version with a little color splashed in. I obviously don't do this with every photo but sometimes I do like to play around with no specific idea in mind. I just mess with things until I see something I like and it's often hard to explain to someone why I treat a photo a specific way. Sometimes I see it in my head and I try to translate it on to the photo, and other times I have no idea what I want to see until I actually see it. This would be my suggestion to people who don't think they are creative, because playing around is part of the creative process. I honestly don't think that you always have to have a specific plan when it comes to creating art. I think a lot of it is spontaneity and finding things by accident, or maybe that's just how I work best. So I say go and play and find your creativity.

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