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Recently came upon some images by Keith Carter and I highly recommend checking out his work.  The differences in techniques he uses and his subject matter are truly inspiring.  If there ever was a photographer that exemplifies the amazing things you can accomplish with a camera, he would be the guy.  For more on inspiring photographers and some of my own work please check out Speculum Anima Photography.

"Dandelion Wine" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  I know I know Dandelions are photographed more than Pamela Anderson BUT if you’re in a field of dandelions and you have a camera wouldn’t you?  I like the contrast of the big fluffy ball and then the bud where you can see that fluffiness just starting to pop out.  Gives a good example of how nature during development tends to be unintriguing, ugly (middle school=budding years) and then during that peak beauty time (early 20s) where you better shine and live as much as you can. AWW SPRING…got to love it! 
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Canon EOS 20D
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100
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1/3999th
Focal Length
50mm

"Dandelion Wine" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  I know I know Dandelions are photographed more than Pamela Anderson BUT if you’re in a field of dandelions and you have a camera wouldn’t you?  I like the contrast of the big fluffy ball and then the bud where you can see that fluffiness just starting to pop out.  Gives a good example of how nature during development tends to be unintriguing, ugly (middle school=budding years) and then during that peak beauty time (early 20s) where you better shine and live as much as you can. AWW SPRING…got to love it! 

"Triangle of Life" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  This shot was taken at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky this past weekend.  The name comes from the “imaginary” triangle created by the top of the vines, the tree, and either the left side of the hill or the bottom of the fence posts.  Typically I won’t place the main subject (the lonely oak tree) in the middle of a photograph but I did in this case because I blurred the edges and I like the effect of the vines reaching out to the tree.  This image is an example of how ten people can analyze photograph and see 10 different things.
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Camera
Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Exposure
1/250th
Focal Length
50mm

"Triangle of Life" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  This shot was taken at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky this past weekend.  The name comes from the “imaginary” triangle created by the top of the vines, the tree, and either the left side of the hill or the bottom of the fence posts.  Typically I won’t place the main subject (the lonely oak tree) in the middle of a photograph but I did in this case because I blurred the edges and I like the effect of the vines reaching out to the tree.  This image is an example of how ten people can analyze photograph and see 10 different things.

"Silver Oak" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  Recently shot at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky.  I have a tendency to shoot lonely trees sitting on top of lonely hills because it gives a nice minimalistic feel to the capture.  This is one of my high contrast shots where I increase the dark tones and increase the light tones narrowing the tonal range in order to give a highly dramatic character image.  I was trying to give it almost a silver emulsion type of effect.
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Camera
Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Exposure
1/160th
Focal Length
50mm

"Silver Oak" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  Recently shot at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky.  I have a tendency to shoot lonely trees sitting on top of lonely hills because it gives a nice minimalistic feel to the capture.  This is one of my high contrast shots where I increase the dark tones and increase the light tones narrowing the tonal range in order to give a highly dramatic character image.  I was trying to give it almost a silver emulsion type of effect.

"Grape Leaves" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  A shot taken at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky.  Newly budding grape leaves shot against the morning sky giving a high contrast capture.  A technique I’ve used several times with different plants.  I enjoy the minimalistic nature of the images.
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Camera
Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Exposure
1/1000th
Focal Length
50mm

"Grape Leaves" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography).  A shot taken at Elk Creek Vineyards in Central Kentucky.  Newly budding grape leaves shot against the morning sky giving a high contrast capture.  A technique I’ve used several times with different plants.  I enjoy the minimalistic nature of the images.

"Barileque Elk Creek" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography). This shot was taken during my first photo shoot of the spring with a little excursion to Elk Creek Vineyards.  Overexposed and using a soft focus I’m trying to channel one of my favorites, Tom Baril, thus the name.  I love the vintage quality of the shot.
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Camera
Canon EOS 20D
ISO
100
Exposure
1/200th
Focal Length
50mm

"Barileque Elk Creek" by Chris Fleming (Speculum Anima Photography). This shot was taken during my first photo shoot of the spring with a little excursion to Elk Creek Vineyards.  Overexposed and using a soft focus I’m trying to channel one of my favorites, Tom Baril, thus the name.  I love the vintage quality of the shot.

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Inspirational Photography quotes by Lisa Congdon.

She knows that photographers, no matter how good, need some inspiration sometimes. This Californian artist has created a photography-themed journal that contains illustrated photography quotes that can inspire. [via Petapixel.com, images via Lisa Congdon]

I never reblog usually but for this one I have to make an exception.  Love the quotes.  Aaron’s is one of my favorites.

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"1700’s Farmhouse on the Sea"  This image captured at Scarborough Beach, Rhode Island. The sun setting over the horizon gave me the opportunity to shoot a nice silhouette of the ruin structure.  The beach continues to erode closer to it…soon to be lost at sea like many ancient ruins of the past.

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