"First Crow-Bearer of Souls"

"First Crow-Bearer of Souls"

The crow is one of the Naive American Totem Animals considered magical, shape shifting, bringing energy, spiritual strength, and revealing a higher perspective. Crow is often seen by ancient cultures as the bearer of souls from the realm of the living to the afterlife. He frequently is seen near t...

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Wolf Blood Moon Over the Reedy

Wolf Blood Moon Over the Reedy

The Reedy River flows through Falls Creek Park in Greenville, South Carolina. A section of the river near the Peace Center for the Performing Arts was an ideal place to "view" the latest eclipse which produced a spectacular Blood Moon. A companion piece showing the 2018 Blue Moon would male a ni ce...

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Embracing Infinity

Embracing Infinity

During our life's journey each of us will be confronted with the infinite. Our ability to recognize and embrace these moments will profoundly change our lives.

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"Blue Leopard"

"Blue Leopard"

The Leopard (Panthers pardus) is one of the most graceful and elegant of the Big Cats. Many have blue eyes at birth but lose the blue coloration as they mature. This Leopard retained his striking blues eyes making him irresistible as the subject of a portrait.

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"Quiet Strength" (Barbary Lion)

"Quiet Strength" (Barbary Lion)

The Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo) has been extinct in the wild with the last known small groups last seen in Algeria and Morocco until the early and mid-1960s respectively.I needed little encouragement to photography this majestic lion. I had the privilege of spending over a year observing and int...

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"Macaws" (Red and Green Macaw}

"Macaws" (Red and Green Macaw}

Macaws is a fanciful piece with the main subject a large Red and Green Macaw surrounded by smaller different colored Macaws at the borders of the canvas. A fractal was used to provide the pattern for decorating the beak and head of the main figure.

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Contemplation

Contemplation

This Golden Siberian Tiger was clearly deep in thought as he hardly noticed me observing and photographing him. From his expression it seems to be something of great importance to him. The Big Cats have always held a fascination for me and I grateful for the many opportunities I have had to get to k...

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Dialogue

Dialogue

Two Gray Wolves are having a heated discussion about their Alpha male status. The winner gets the girl and the leadership of the pack. While it app[ears to be violent, these conflicts seldom lead to serious injury.

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"A Mother's Love"

"A Mother's Love"

It was a beautiful spring day when I came upon this mother Lemur and her infant gently swing on a branch enjoying the sun and gentle breeze. The father was guarding them with great zeal. Unconditional love of parents for their young seems to be present throughout the animal kingdom.

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

I have always enjoyed observing and photographing wadding birds. A Great Blue Heron was taking a stroll along the shore of the lake unaware of my presence. It was a rare opportunity to quietly photograph him.

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Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

This picture captures the moment this handsome Eastern Screech Owl was released from the rescue facility where he had been treated. He flew to this branch and sat for a few minutes before flying off to resume his life. I was lucky to have been a part of his life, if only for a short time.

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Pelican's Roost

Pelican's Roost

I have always been fascinated by Pelicans. They often appear awkward and clumsy especially when they make what can only be described as a dramatic splashdown or crash landing on the water. Their best side comes out in precision flying and fishing. In these activities they are not only graceful and q...

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Juvenile Great Egret

Juvenile Great Egret

This beautiful young Great Egret was perched regally on a branch at the far edge of a rookery in St Augustine, Florida. It was a perfect photograph begging to be taken so I obliged. The result was as spectacular as I imaged.

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"Ent Walk"

"Ent Walk"

The concept of walking trees or “Ents” came from from J.R.RTolkien and inspired this piece. It is a magical woods through which the Ents are marching and there is a sign that other "magical" beings have recently passed this way.

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The Monarch

The Monarch

The Monarch is one of the most beautiful and colorful of all butterflies. Since the Monarch is distasteful to birds, unlike the Viceroy Butterfly, finding a Monarch without damaged wings due to attacks by birds is not unusual. This one is sitting on a species of milkweed, the plant on which they typ...

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"Bee  Close"

"Bee Close"

A Swallowtail Butterfly and a Honey Bee were enjoying a Spring dance around a milkweed plant. Neither one was bothered by the others presence. It was interesting to observe two insects getting along and sharing the same Milkweed plant. Maybe there is a lesson here for us. There is abundance and beau...

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Odd Bee Out

Odd Bee Out

Two Swallow Tail butterflies and a bee are doing a dance around a large Joe-Pye-Weed. The little bee is hardly noticeable compared to the much larger and colorful butterflies and he is all alone. Hence, " the odd bee out".

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First Butterfly of Spring

First Butterfly of Spring

For two wonderful summers when my oldest daughter was in high school, we hiked in the mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina observing, photographing, and collecting butterflies and moths. Since then I have always watched for the first sign of butterflies in the spring and early summer. Those...

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Tiger Time Out

Tiger Time Out

After an active morning of running and playing these tiger cubs are enjoying a nap with mom. It was an inspiring site and I am grateful that I was there to enjoy it and share it via photography. Mother was vigilant and constantly on guard while her cubs were resting.

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The Dreamer

The Dreamer

This Lion was clearly daydreaming or deep in thought. Was he reaching into his collective unconscious for symbols of the past or reliving a recent event. I will never know, however, it was a moving experience for me to have the honor of taking a photograph of this magnificent lion.

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"WOW"

"WOW"

There is no way to resist taking a photograph of a Leopard Cub getting his first panoramic view from his perch high in a tree.The expression on his face inspired the title of the piece.

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

The title "Moonstruck" came to be as I was extracting the lions and the rest followed from there. The real joy was in spending many hours observing and interacting with these African Lions.

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Lynx  (Felis lynx)

Lynx (Felis lynx)

The Lynx, like all cats is extremely agile, a good hunter, and has beautiful markings. Its range is primarily Alaska and Canada, with some extension into the more northern areas of the midwest, east coast, and Rocky Mountain areas of Wyoming and Colorado. It is impossible not to photograph a Lynx, e...

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"The Watchers"

"The Watchers"

A visual meditation on human freedom in the 21st Century.The Egrets in the foreground represent freedom and the amorphous human forms in the background symbolize the ones who are being watched. The Egrets are on a stump in the water while the "watched" are relegated to shifting sand.

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Flight of Egrets

Flight of Egrets

The idea for this picture came to me during a recent walk on the beach. I drew a quick sketch of my vision for the piece while sitting on a rock looking out at the ocean and enjoying the sound of the surf. The background was inspired by several beautiful sunrises and sunsets I observed while on vaca...

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Beguiling Apparition

Beguiling Apparition

"Then silent be no more! Enchantress wake again!" The last line of the third stanza of Canto 1, of "Lady of the Lake", a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott first published in 1810 was the inspiration for this picture.

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Falls Creek Park at Twilight

Falls Creek Park at Twilight

Falls Creek Park in Greenville, SC would inspire any artist to capture its beauty and mood. I was struck by how stunning the main falls and river appeared at twilight. Light reflecting off the water cascading over the falls set against the twinkling lights of the city in the background. It was a com...

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Spring Renewal

Spring Renewal

My main inspiration was the beauty and serenity of Falls Creek Park. Nothing is better for renewal of the mind , body, and spirit than spending time in such a beautiful setting, especially in the Spring, I have thought many times that a picture combining various elements of the park would be a chall...

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Spring Flowers at Fall Creek Park

Spring Flowers at Fall Creek Park

By Wesley A Carr Photography LLC

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Falls Creek Park Panorama: Waterfalls

Falls Creek Park Panorama: Waterfalls

As I was exploring Falls Creek Park, I came to a spot that presented a fantastic view of the main water falls and their surroundings. It was a perfect spot for a panoramic view.

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Falls Creek Park: Afternoon at the Park

Falls Creek Park: Afternoon at the Park

Falls Creek Park is a fantastic city park located in downtown Greenville, SC. The Reedy River flows thriogh the park and there are several water falls along this stretch of the river within the park. This is the second in a series of photo art pieces the purpose of which is to capture the beauty of...

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"Relaxing on a Winter Afternoon"

"Relaxing on a Winter Afternoon"

Mild winter days occur often in the South to give a needed respite from Winter's cold and remind us that Spring is on the way. There is no better way to enjoy a warm winter day than relaxing on the banks of the Reedy River as it flows through Falls Creek Park in Greenville, South Carolina. I hope I...

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Woman On A Bridge

Woman On A Bridge

This photo art piece is the fifth in a planned series of photos of Falls Creek Park in Greenville, South Carolina. It is based on several panoramic photos taken of the main falls. A woman is walking across the suspension bridge over the falls. The time is late afternoon on a "warm" January afternoon...

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Falls Creek Park:River Walk I

Falls Creek Park:River Walk I

Falls Creek Park is a city park in the center of Greenville, South Carolina. I have enjoyed spending time in the park year around and decided to take a series of pictures of the park in different seasons and time of day. This is the first of the River Walk series on the Reedy River. Hall's Chop Hous...

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"Moonshine" on the Reedy

"Moonshine" on the Reedy

A photograph of the Reedy River near the Peace Center for the Performing Arts was the inspiration for this piece. The Super Blue Moon of January 31, 2018 hangs over the river brightly illuminating the the buildings on the river banks and reflecting in the calm waters of the Reedy River.

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River Walk III (Falls Creek Park)

River Walk III (Falls Creek Park)

By Wesley A Carr Photography LLC

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Peace Center for the Performing Arts on the Reedy River (Greenville, SC)

Peace Center for the Performing Arts on the Reedy River (Greenville, SC)

By Wesley A Carr Photography LLC

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Milking Shed Upstate South Carolina

Milking Shed Upstate South Carolina

The photo art piece was based on a photograph of a milking shed taken in rural South Carolina near sundown.. It was well worth the two hour wait until the lighting was right, near sundown, to obtain the photograph.

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Morning Fog on Town Creek

Morning Fog on Town Creek

A bridge close to my home spans Town Creek, a moderate sized creek that feeds Hartnell Lake. Early one morning as I was crossing the bridge I glanced over and saw a pair of ducks sitting on a log in the middle of the creek. A light fog whirled around them. Needless to say I had to have that picture.

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Deer Crossing

Deer Crossing

The original background photograph for the piece was taken about three years ago. It was a peaceful rural scene destined to become the background for a work that was at once relaxing but thought provoking raising the question of the interaction between man and nature. A total of four images includin...

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Mojo on the Rocks

Mojo on the Rocks

Being at the right place at the right time allowed me to capture this picture of a contented Grizzly Bear after a refreshing swim.

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"Hey There"

"Hey There"

This little Grizzly cub has just finished a swim and was drying off when he spotted me attempting to photograph him. The wave at me was unexpected but picture perfect.

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Casper (Best Friend,Mysterious, Soulful)

Casper (Best Friend,Mysterious, Soulful)

Casper was rescued from an animal shelter and was beloved by all who knew him. He died at age 11 years of feline leukemia. He touched a lot of lives and is missed by all of his family.

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Timber Wolf Enjoying  Spring

Timber Wolf Enjoying Spring

Wolves have been respected, admired, and feared by men for centuries. This handsome fellow was enjoying a fine spring afternoon and since he insisted on striking such a magnificent pose I could not resit taking his photograph.

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Primal Fears

Primal Fears

My wife challenged me to make an artistic image from a photograph taken of an exhibit at the Reptile House of a local zoo. It was photographed through glass and the initial image was a murky light brown monochromatic image with poor contrast. The photograph went through extensive processing in Adob...

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Sunshine House

Sunshine House

The Sunshine House was used as a shelter for women and children for many years until a bigger facility became necessary. One can still appreciate the beauty of the home even after may years of neglect. This is a hand tinted B&W photograph true to the condition of the house at the time the photograph...

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Highland Lake Memories (revised)

Highland Lake Memories (revised)

My most cherished memories are connected with time spent hiking, swimming, boating, water skiing, and just being out doors surrounded b y the "natural world". One can have a similar experience enjoying art that stimulates our minds and spirits in a similar way. It's fractals you see! The curving sho...

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Owl After Coffee

Owl After Coffee

One rainy morning I spotted this Juvenile Eastern Screech Owl occupying a decaying tree near my house in Clayton, GA. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me so I was content to just observe him. A week later I returned, camera in hand,and was delighted to find that he liked the tree well en...

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Winter Dreamscape

Winter Dreamscape

I dreamed about a winter hike in the Smoky Mountains National Park. It was an amazing experience! It inspired me to review the slides I had taken during the trip and composite two of them to create this piece. I used a monochromatic color palate to recreate the look and feel I remember from that tri...

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"Just Ducky"

"Just Ducky"

This beautiful Wood Duck was in need of a classy habitat to show off his "true colors". He was a hard duck to satisfy but he seems happy with the more upbeat background.

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Smoky Mountain Winter

Smoky Mountain Winter

Inspiring winter vistas abound in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is one of my favorites. Relax and enjoy the view.

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Winter's Bite

Winter's Bite

Despite the cold and sometimes dreary days of winter, there is great beauty to be found. I particularly enjoy seeing the glitter of light off of icicles. The last icicles standing are extremely beautiful as they slowly melt away, drip, drip into the gently flowing stream. This is fractal art and sho...

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Kehoe House "The most haunted house in Savannah, GA"

Kehoe House "The most haunted house in Savannah, GA"

My family and I stayed in the Kehoe House during a holiday weekend . It is an upscale Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. The distinctive architecture, colorful history, and its reputation as a haunted house inspired the photograph.

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"Kitty Kitty"  (Felis concolor)

"Kitty Kitty" (Felis concolor)

This beautiful cat has multiple common names including Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion, Panther and Catamount. Even though its numbers have been significantly reduced over much of its range, it is the most widely distributed cat in the Americas.

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Gateway (Revised)

Gateway (Revised)

A beautiful lake in the North Georgia Mountains served as the inspiration for this piece. Since childhood I have escaped to the peace and beauty of the lake. Sit back and let your imagination take you through the portal. Relax and imagine the story of your summer on the lake.

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"Fenced In" (Dragon Fly)

"Fenced In" (Dragon Fly)

When an ideal photo is right in front of you do not waste the moment. Take the shot, it will make all the difference. I was not sure how I was going to use the photo but once it was downloaded and reviewed it was obvious.

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Hamlet (Draft Horse)

Hamlet (Draft Horse)

A number of years ago, while my youngest daughter was taking riding lessons, I spent my time exploring the farm and observing and getting to know the horses. I enjoyed watching the way they interacted with each other and the people who loved and cared for them. Hamlet stood out because of his size,...

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"Out Like A Lamb

"Out Like A Lamb

The power of fractals to relieve stress and anxiety and induce relaxation was the inspiration for this work. The large tree in the center of the piece, groups of trees at the edges and back, and the deep blue and white of the sky exhibit fractal patterns. Bright colors were used to emphasize that s...

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The Memory Tree

The Memory Tree

As a child I was told a story of a tree that stored memories of everything that went on around it in its leaves. In the autumn it would lose its leaves but transfer the memories into storage in its trunk. That record could be seen as distinct rings when the tree was cut. I had many friends who grew...

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Winter's Bite II

Winter's Bite II

Despite the cold and sometimes dreary days of winter, there is great beauty to be found. I particularly enjoy seeing the glitter of light off of icicles. The last icicles standing are extremely beautiful as they slowly melt away, drip, drip into the gently flowing stream. This is a more colorful ve...

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Portrait of Biker

Portrait of Biker

While reviewing photos of a charity event I photographed sponsored by NE Georgia bikers, I spotted this photograph of a fascinating man and decided to turn the photo into a black and white portrait. It is included in the portfolio but is not offered for sale at this time.

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Parallel Universes (Zebra and Antizebra)

Parallel Universes (Zebra and Antizebra)

The world we live in is made up of particles and to each particle there is an antiparticle. Should the two meet they will annihilate one another, resulting in a tremendous release of energy. These two Zebras live in opposite worlds, one in a particle world and one in an antiparticle world. Let's hop...

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The Visitor (Juvenile Tricolor Heron)

The Visitor (Juvenile Tricolor Heron)

I wondered what would result if a bird whose usual habitat is costal wound up in a spooky forest setting instead. The result was quite surprising, in that the bird(Juvenile Tricolor Heron) stood out from the contrasting background and looked much more striking that he did in his natural habitat.

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Winter's Kiss

Winter's Kiss

I awoke one morning thinking winter must be hard on birds, particularly if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. I imagined a cold heron on an icy branch thinking of his warm nest far away. I like to think he then flew south for the remainder of the winter.

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Serenity

Serenity

This serene and very handsome young blue eyed leopard seemed most natural sitting by an old tree in a surreal, warm, ancient forest. To me it is a very peaceful and haunting scene. One can imagine many fantastic creatures roaming the forest with him.

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Great Egret: Ancient Ruins

Great Egret: Ancient Ruins

Birds inspire a feeling of freedom as does this Great Egret. He is perched in front of an ancient ruin which often suggests past glories of a dead civilization. The presence of this Great Egret brings new meaning to this ruin, implying a nearby source of water and food to sustain life in an otherwi...

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Great Egret

Great Egret

I discovered this Egret wadding in the shallows of Lake Hartwell. The first year I observed him the lake was very shallow, especially away from main channels.I have always enjoyed observing and photographing wadding birds and this Great Egret was no exception.

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"Turtles Down Under"

"Turtles Down Under"

The moment to obtain a unique photograph presents itself suddenly and if you are prepared you are rewarded. Fortunately I was prepared and was suitably rewarded.

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Harmony: "A Study in Pink"

Harmony: "A Study in Pink"

Harmony is a term that applies to relationships between individuals and depicted in a work of art by symmetry, tone, color, and the interaction of individuals with each other and their environment. I chose to use the similarity of two identical flamingos to tell this story. In reality there is nev...

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Kookaburra

Kookaburra

The Kookaburra is the largest of all Kingfishers and has a loud call which sounds like laughter. This one was very friendly and accepted food from my hand. It is not unusual for them to become tame, particularly if they live in urban areas and come into contact t with people on a regular basis.He di...

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Kookaburra II

Kookaburra II

The Kookaburra is the largest of all Kingfishers and has a loud call which sounds like laughter. It is not unusual for them to become tame, particularly if they live in urban areas and come into contact with people on a regular basis. This younger bird was not used to people and was a bit harder ph...

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Night Swan

Night Swan

The Black Swan is a magnificent bird commanding attention due to its almost entirely black coloration and its long neck. It has the longest neck of all swans, making over half the length of the bird when seen in flight. This one was photographed on a bright night under a beautiful full moon. It was...

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"In The Beginning Day Five"

"In The Beginning Day Five"

Creation Myths including scientific ones have always fascinated me. The more you study them the more striking become the similarities. Each theory blends in its own way to give a greater understanding of the origin of the universe and life. My idea was to try to blend these theories into an interest...

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"In The Beginning Day Six: Dawn, the Creation of Man"

"In The Beginning Day Six: Dawn, the Creation of Man"

Creation Myths including scientific ones have always fascinated me. The more you study them the more striking become the similarities. Each theory blends in its own way to give a greater understanding of the origin of the universe and life. My idea was to try to blend these theories into an interest...

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Mountain  Memories

Mountain Memories

Late one autumn afternoon in Rabun County , Georgia I was hiking and discovered a herd of white deer playing in the woods enjoying the crisp mountain air and fading sunlight. Two fawns were gracious enough to stop and pose for me. The pastel lighting in the background and the bright leaves on the g...

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Bull Elk "Cave Painting"

Bull Elk "Cave Painting"

The Photograph of the Elk was obtained during a visit to a wildlife sanctuary. They were just emerging from a wooded area and while I was observing them they struck this pose. The style was inspired by cave paintings I had seen and was given a "western" flavor.

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"Royalty" (Peacock)

"Royalty" (Peacock)

The Peacock is one of the most beautiful birds and almost impossible not to photograph, especially when he is striking a regal pose as was this one.

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Northern California Coastline on a Moonlit Night

Northern California Coastline on a Moonlit Night

This photograph was taken several years ago during a two week trip to Northern California and Oregon. The photograph was analogue, taken on Ektachrome slide film, digitized and processed in photoshop. One glance at this view and I was determined to capture it to remember the trip.

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"Disharmony"

"Disharmony"

Too many voices expressing conflicting ideas and the lack of core principles to guide compromise, creates disharmony and the inability to function. Two heads are not better than one when their ideas are diametrically opposed without common ground to lead to conflict resolution. This leads to________...

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The Guardians

The Guardians

It was a statue of a horse in a lot outside of Greenville, SC that inspired this work. I have a lifelong love of horses and always enjoy taking their photographs. They are very regal and intelligent animals whom I have always enjoyed being around. I hope I have been able to convey some of the majest...

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Images of Autumn I

Images of Autumn I

I was taking photographs in rural South Carolina in late Autumn.I was shown a beautiful area in the back of a farm. It was a wooded area containing a stream with three small waterfalls. At each the owner had laid rocks to create a natural rock fall. The astounding beauty of the area could not be...

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Images of Autumn II

Images of Autumn II

Inspiration I was taking photographs in rural South Carolina in late Autumn.I was shown a beautiful area in the back of a farm. It was a wooded area containing a stream with three small waterfalls. At each the owner had laid rocks to create a natural rock fall. The astounding beauty of the area c...

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Images of Autumn III

Images of Autumn III

I was taking photographs in rural South Carolina in late Autumn.I was shown a beautiful area in the back of a farm. It was a wooded area containing a stream with three small waterfalls. At each the owner had laid rocks to create a natural rock fall. The astounding beauty of the area could not be ful...

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American Elk I

American Elk I

This Bull Elk was photographed in the late summer after the antlers were well hardened. The striking pose of this magnificent Elk immediately caught my eye. Fortunately he held the pose long enough for me to capture it.

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American Elk II

American Elk II

The sight of a Bull Elk quietly grazing in the afternoon sun inspired me to stay and watch him until he got into a "photogenic" pose. I have to admit I stayed to watch the herd long after I took the photograph.

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