Saturday, January 21, 2012

Green Bottom Wildlife Area

You never know how the weather is going to change. I almost always have my camera and tripod with me and Tuesday evening I was glad I did. After a stormy day, I was leaving Huntington to head home. The clouds were breaking up and with the winds they were moving fast. As the sun began to set I pulled off along West Virginia Route 2 for a about 30 minutes to take some pictures. I am glad I had my camera and tripod. I also had my GoPro Hero2 so I shot a time lapse and some video. I really enjoyed the half hour I spent taking these photographs and as I was leaving the skies darkened again with clouds and more rain followed.

The music is Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw.

I also put together a video of the shoot and some of the editing of the photographs.

Here are the final images from the Green Bottom Wildlife Area.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Early Morning Sunrise

A New Year, new things and new ideas. I have many ideas for this year and I am already behind... This morning as I was finishing my shift I noticed the sun was starting to rise and it looked to be a beautiful sunrise. I setup and took the photo and I was planning to wait around to see if the colors developed further, but they faded quickly. After editing the the photograph I decided to create a quick video of the editing process. I am planning more videos like this so by all means if there is a topic you are interested in let me know and I will see about covering. My goal is one video per week and one blog post about custom framing. Just send an e-mail to

Here is the video of the edit, be gentle it is my first video. Give me some time to get better at this. Hopefully the learning curve won't be too steep and the quality will improve quickly.