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Sunset Over 82 & Camera Phone Photo

Sun Feb 15, 2015

I was on the way home from work one day and I saw this amazing sunset and I almost missed it trying to find a place to pull over and really get a good shot. I ended up just pulling off on to an exit and parking my car right next to an overpass and voila! What an amazing sky painted by the Master Artist (No, I'm not talking about myself). These are can't miss types of sunsets.

So though I don't currently use expensive camera equipment I thought I would show just how much you can get out of any camera that you use, even a camera phone.


This is a photo I took with a Samsung Galaxy phone that I had at the time (I'm an Apple man now). I snapped this photo right before a musical called the Music Man that I was a part of in West Point a few years back. After some post processing in Photoshop this was the final result.

After entering this into an international photography competition I was short listed and published in a book. From a photo taken with a cell phone mind you. Sometimes you just need to add some creativity to make something beautiful.

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Columbus Lock & Dam

Thu Feb 12, 2015

This is a photo of the Lock & Dam in Columbus on a very windy day. I know the water looks calm here, but that's only because I did a longer exposure, 10 seconds to be exact, as you will see in the camera settings below. I've been playing around with this a little more lately and water on a windy day is a great time to practice. I thought this turned out pretty well. This was right as the sun was setting so the low light made a for a better long exposure.

I have sort of been involved with photography since college, but nowhere near the level that I have been involved in the last year. It was always something that I was interested in. I even took some classes in college, since I was an art major, and I have loved it ever since. However, I never really took the time or money to really get into it as other things took precedence over it in my life. Now with digital photography being easier than ever, I decided to really delve into it and just see what happens and Mississippi in HDR has been the result of that. And I am really excited to see where it will go from here. Help me out by sharing my page on social media, or just mention it to your friends.

Tomorrow I'll share a little about the equipment that I use. Also, I'll be driving through North Mississippi tomorrow, so I hope to get some photos in that area.

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Welcome & Columbus Marina

Sun Feb 8, 2015

Welcome to Mississippi in HDR! I'm excited to finally launch this site and I hope that it will be a grand showcase of the beauty and uniqueness of Mississippi through the lens of HDR photography.  HDR is such a fun way to capture photos. I plan to post a photo everyday, so please visit often and enjoy a new photo each time. Feel free to leave a comment and say hi, in fact, I would love for you to leave a comment! You can read more about HDR and me here.

Check out the photos page to see photos broken down by each county. I have only covered a few counties so far, but don't worry, I am making my way around the state so that page will continue to grow as counties in the state continue to be conquered!

As I make plans to travel around the state I am always looking for new places to photograph, so feel free to contact me or leave a comment and make suggestions on a place that you think would make a great photograph. Hopefully every photo that I take will include the exif below, so if you are a camera nerd and like to know what the camera settings are then check that out below or you can view that on my Flickr page, which each photo will link to.

The photo above is one of the first quality HDR photos that I took last year. That's the Columbus Marina here in Columbus, MS where I live. I think this was around March at sunset and I just happened to be walking around taking photos and I was surprised at how well the photo turned out and excited about the possibilites after that. Water and boats make for great HDR photos and it really brings out the reflection in the water. You can even see some ducks swimming around.

See you tomorrow!

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