Lovely little place
Have you ever gotten a vision on your head that you just cant get out? I get them all the time, sometimes I end up being able to capture something very similar as what I see in my head. I have been having a re-occurring scene in my head – yet nothing like is near that I know of. I am hoping to find this place and shoot and bring it back to share with everyone
This is the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN. It is a great place to shoot. I remember us driving by – and I said – pulling over!!! I have to shoot that, hope you dont mind???
Anyways it had just got done raining, puddles everywhere, I grabbed my tripod and went off. People walking by looking at me funny saying “Now that’s camera!” I just kept on. I now have more ideas for this location :)
Forgot – we were on our way to Dixie Stampede – yes we made it :)by Chris Lehman
This is from Crosby’s shrimp company in Charleston South Carolina. This was the first time that I really shot anything more than a snap shot from Charleston and think that it was a great trip. I am planning to go back there on a photography only trip.
Shooting a lot lately!
So I have been shooting a lot lately, not of what I normally shoot, however I have been have a ton of fun with it. I have shot everything from Weddings to remote control airplanes to babies however I have not shot ANY landscapes or HDR as of late??? I might have to get back to that real soon.
As I am trying to build this – whatever it is and whatever it is to become – if you have suggestions of things you would like to see shot please feel free to let us know. I cant say that I will take the exact shot if you are detailed, however I will entertain and try to shoot my best a subject matter or location. I never take a shot that someone suggest if they are detailed to it, I would rather get inspiration from hearing a location or subject and then shoot that as there are no expectations to meet. I also like to find things that most people would not think to shoot and try to make that artistic.
Today’s Photo – The looking Glass
This is one that I really want to go back and take again. After looking at it and processing it I really have other ideas for shooting. I cant wait to get back and shoot this location again – in case you are not sure it is Folly Beach – South Carolina.
One of my most favorite places to visit is Charleston, South Carolina. If I could move tomorrow and live there I would. The heritage that they have there runs deep, every where you go you can find some history. I can remember going there as a kid, going downtown to the open air market and seeing these wonderfully talented people weaving baskets. Not just ordinary baskets – Sweet Grass Baskets.
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This photo was taken at Patriots Point Naval Museum, I have never seen a weaver setup shop there, this was the first time and let me tell you she was not happy about getting this picture taken…
by Chris Lehman
This was taken at Crosby’s Shrimp company on the way to Folly Beach SC. This place is right off Folly road as you head towards the beach and is a great place to stop and shoot. There are a lot of places in Charleston like this, I will move there one day if I can.by Chris Lehman
This shot of the Ravenel Bridge was taken at the MT. Pleasant Pier in August of 2011. We had spent an entire day at the USS Yorktown and took the kids over to the park there. It is truly a wonderful place and if you have never been there I would highly suggest that you visit. The entire facility is just splendid.
Technical detail – this was a handheld 3 shot HDR from -2, 0, +2.by Chris Lehman
This was taken during a storm at Folly Beach Fishing Pier in August. The storm swelled in from the sea and made for very dramatic skies and added some wonderful lightening. Originally I was going to crop or clone out the fella taking the picture on the tripod but thought that it added life and character to shot so I kept it in there.by Chris Lehman
The Cincinnati Museum Center – what a gem of a place that screams to be captured. The architecture, the vibrant colors, the history. I love the big American Flag hanging and the way the light beams through it. I love the ticket booth that brings a feel of times already passed. What do you think it will like in another 50 years? Maybe I will go back and shoot it again try to capture the future :)
Here is a shot that I took when I got up to take in my first sunrise shoot. I remember walking up to this spot and seeing the purples, blues, pinks and as I glanced down I saw browns but also saw purples, pinks in the water and reflections. I thought it was a wonderful contrast and a beautiful scene. This is one of the shots I took – hope you enjoy.by Chris Lehman
Feeling a bit under the weather today – kind of felt sick most of the weekend and am fighting a migraine – not sure why I went off on that tangent, some would say just to relate to the reader? I think it is just me being me. I am much more of an extrovert when behind the keyboard though in life (unless comfortable with my surroundings and people) I am a huge introvert. right turn, back to the photography.
Well, I was at blank on exactly what I wanted to title this one, so in Chris fashion – you title it :)
Was out shooting at the Seibenthaler Fen in Beavercreek when I came across this – though I had past it 1000 times I had never shot it. I remember thinking about shooting it, just never did. So this time I setup and took a couple shots and here is what I came up with.by Chris Lehman
We were at the US Naval Museum in Charleston South Carolina, we were on the flight deck of this carrier. I remember vividly – why you ask? Because I had a broken foot from Thai Boxing. So there I was in wheel chair because that is what they give guys that hobble in on cruches…
Anyways, when it was first decided to go there I was thinking – ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I dont want to hobble around a carrier that I have seen numerous times with a broken foot. Well, the kids wanted to go, so I went. And it was AWESOME. I normally get to spend most of my time with my oldest son but on this day he wanted to go and read everything and my youngest did not really care to be there. So I stayed with him while mom took the oldest. We had a blast. He pushed me around all over that thing – he had a blast. We went out and looked at the harbor, I let him use my camera to take photos, he then pushed me to the complete other side – only running my broken foot in things 7 or 8 times along the way – I would not trade this time with him for anything.
He got to the point that he wanted to go, so him and I took off and went back to shore. When my oldest and mom finally got there we decide to look at the base on land. As I turned around this storm rolled in so fast and this is what it looked like – sorry for the long post :)by Chris Lehman
There have been many song written about it, many poems, many cards. However nothing comes close to capturing it like this verse – 1 Cor 13
The picture is using a King James version however I like the way the NIV reads for this particular verse.
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.by Chris Lehman
Since the midwest weather cant make up its mind to be winter or spring – it made me “warm weather sick”. There is nothing like hearing birds, flowers budding and blooming, warm weather. sun light, the smell in the air of freshness. This winter has been quite odd weather wise. I remember taking this while shooting with one of my good friends Jeremi (you can find his awesome 365 project by clicking here. I dont normally shoot flowers, so when he asked if I wanted to slap his 100mm Macro on I jumped at the chance to shoot something that I normally would not. I do a lot of HDR, however I like to shoot everything. Anyways, here is one of the shots from that day. Oh spring time, show your face quickly, let winter fade.by Chris Lehman
Who doesn’t absolutely love the 80′s movies? Especially TopGun?? I know I do :)
Who doesn’t love a mighty F14 TomCat Fighter? I took this HDR handheld and pp it with almost a painting look and feel. Some do not like this type of processing, but I really liked how it turned out. This was taken atop of the USS Yorktown in Charleston South Carolina via the Naval Museum at Patriots Point.by Chris Lehman
This is one of those shots that just happened. It was not setup for this. While at the Morris Lighthouse in Folly Beach SC, my oldest son and I were walking along. I had an idea to shoot a few shadows. I took one with him looking up at me, me looking up at him then asked him to give me a hug. As we embraced this tender father/son moment revealed itself in the shadows. As I looked up I noticed that his face and head on mine created a heart shape and I was lucky enough to capture it. I thank God that he allowed it to happen and even more for me to capture it.by Chris Lehman