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Fall Color is Coming!

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Help me find a cool place to shoot this fall! Calling all Facebook friends... Might be able to round up a great FREE 20x30 for the selection that I choose!

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Fall Color is Coming!

Posted by Robert H Carney on

Help me find a cool place to shoot this fall! Calling all Facebook friends... Might be able to round up a great FREE 20x30 for the selection that I choose!

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America's National Mammal - The Bison

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God Bless the Bison!

Certainly this is not an unusual image in any way! But it speaks of the history of our country and what an important creature it proved to be! A primary food staple to our native population for years, the bison was almost made extinct with the coming of the settlers to the Wild Western frontier. When the killing of Buffalo for food was not the case for the military fighting the Plains, Indians would kill them to starve out the native Indian population! Terrible I know, but it is historically significant.

Modern day is much kinder, although life is anything but kind to the Bison. While I do not agree with much done in Washington these days the recognition of this great mammal is a good thing.

Bison Making America Proud

The image of this large bull was made in the Elk Flats area near Mount Moran in the Grand Tetons NP in Wyoming. The power of this mighty creature amazes me and I truly appreciate the grandeur of his scale in nature! He was surrounded by a large herd with many little "red dogs" bounding about! So I imagine he was truly in his prime...

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America's National Mammal - The Bison

Posted by Robert H Carney on

God Bless the Bison!

Certainly this is not an unusual image in any way! But it speaks of the history of our country and what an important creature it proved to be! A primary food staple to our native population for years, the bison was almost made extinct with the coming of the settlers to the Wild Western frontier. When the killing of Buffalo for food was not the case for the military fighting the Plains, Indians would kill them to starve out the native Indian population! Terrible I know, but it is historically significant.

Modern day is much kinder, although life is anything but kind to the Bison. While I do not agree with much done in Washington these days the recognition of this great mammal is a good thing.

Bison Making America Proud

The image of this large bull was made in the Elk Flats area near Mount Moran in the Grand Tetons NP in Wyoming. The power of this mighty creature amazes me and I truly appreciate the grandeur of his scale in nature! He was surrounded by a large herd with many little "red dogs" bounding about! So I imagine he was truly in his prime...

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New Orleans Visit from Last Year

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New Orleans Canvas Picture Prints

Last year two old friends and I visited New Orleans with no particular agenda other than photographing any interesting sights that we may stumble upon. It was in early October as I remember and the weather was delightful. It actually was pretty warm on some days.

We have always had fun just heading out and seeing what was there. This trip was full of interesting sights. One of the first fun venues was seeing the filming of NCIS New Orleans that was happening in several places we came upon. There is a huge movie industry in New Orleans, and it actually was fun to see some of the stars in person. Because we had cameras it was funny how “strongarms” magically appeared as if to keep us from photographing anything.

Nothing was said but it seemed obvious that we should keep walking and do no shooting. As many years as we all have been in photography it really was no big deal. The big stars were not there anyway at the time. Later we did see one arriving in his entourage at a different location.

In thinking back to the highlights of the trip, touring the city zoo and the Pearl River excursion were really fun. At the pearl river we rode around in a large pontoon boat through the swamps and saw much wildlife. Mostly pretty tame stuff such as raccoons and alligators.

Racoon sightings in New Orleans

Still a fun time. Lots of common water birds such as a Great Blue Heron and several snowy egrets. There were abandoned old boats and fish camps that were cool to see.

Photography Trip

In the ensuing days we enjoyed the food in several overpriced restaurants and continued to wander. One day we drove out looking for the plantation homes we had heard about from locals that we spoke to about interesting sights to see. We went through Laura’s Plantation and saw artifacts from the slave days of long ago. Plantain was a major food source and plants were abundant there.

Plantain forest on the plantation

It was very interesting and terrific to photograph. We spent a couple of hours wandering around the grounds there. The next plantation was the one used in the Forrest Gump movie we were told.

Forest Gump plantation

The day was about gone so there was only time to shoot an exterior of the view from the highway. However, it turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the trip. It was overall a good time to enjoy old friends and just leisurely live life! If you have the time to slowly get about the city it is a great trip!

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New Orleans Visit from Last Year

Posted by Robert H Carney on

New Orleans Canvas Picture Prints

Last year two old friends and I visited New Orleans with no particular agenda other than photographing any interesting sights that we may stumble upon. It was in early October as I remember and the weather was delightful. It actually was pretty warm on some days.

We have always had fun just heading out and seeing what was there. This trip was full of interesting sights. One of the first fun venues was seeing the filming of NCIS New Orleans that was happening in several places we came upon. There is a huge movie industry in New Orleans, and it actually was fun to see some of the stars in person. Because we had cameras it was funny how “strongarms” magically appeared as if to keep us from photographing anything.

Nothing was said but it seemed obvious that we should keep walking and do no shooting. As many years as we all have been in photography it really was no big deal. The big stars were not there anyway at the time. Later we did see one arriving in his entourage at a different location.

In thinking back to the highlights of the trip, touring the city zoo and the Pearl River excursion were really fun. At the pearl river we rode around in a large pontoon boat through the swamps and saw much wildlife. Mostly pretty tame stuff such as raccoons and alligators.

Racoon sightings in New Orleans

Still a fun time. Lots of common water birds such as a Great Blue Heron and several snowy egrets. There were abandoned old boats and fish camps that were cool to see.

Photography Trip

In the ensuing days we enjoyed the food in several overpriced restaurants and continued to wander. One day we drove out looking for the plantation homes we had heard about from locals that we spoke to about interesting sights to see. We went through Laura’s Plantation and saw artifacts from the slave days of long ago. Plantain was a major food source and plants were abundant there.

Plantain forest on the plantation

It was very interesting and terrific to photograph. We spent a couple of hours wandering around the grounds there. The next plantation was the one used in the Forrest Gump movie we were told.

Forest Gump plantation

The day was about gone so there was only time to shoot an exterior of the view from the highway. However, it turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the trip. It was overall a good time to enjoy old friends and just leisurely live life! If you have the time to slowly get about the city it is a great trip!

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Last Fall in the Grand Tetons NP

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Grand Tetons Large Canvas Prints

This set of pictures of the Northern Moulton barn in the Grand Teton NP, features the backlighting of this huge colorful Cottonwood tree that caught my eye as I wandered around this iconic location!

Cottonwood Tree Canvas Picture Prints of GTNP

The omnipresent mountain landscape behind the tree intrigues everyone who is fortunate enough to visit this area. The scale of such a huge panorama is truly sensual overload when the light is just right! I live in a major city (Atlanta) and have become used to the noise of horns blowing and lawnmowers running, and all the ancillary noise associated with the big city life! The impact of the very obvious silence of the wind blowing in the trees and the simple gurgling of the stream flowing by was an amazing anesthetic for my soul. A wonderful peace flowed into me as I walked about.

Teton stream at Moulton Barn large canvas prints

Then as you look around at the relics of the primitive early times lifestyle you realize that even though life was indeed difficult it had the magnificence of Mother Nature to aid in daily life…

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Last Fall in the Grand Tetons NP

Posted by Robert H Carney on

Grand Tetons Large Canvas Prints

This set of pictures of the Northern Moulton barn in the Grand Teton NP, features the backlighting of this huge colorful Cottonwood tree that caught my eye as I wandered around this iconic location!

Cottonwood Tree Canvas Picture Prints of GTNP

The omnipresent mountain landscape behind the tree intrigues everyone who is fortunate enough to visit this area. The scale of such a huge panorama is truly sensual overload when the light is just right! I live in a major city (Atlanta) and have become used to the noise of horns blowing and lawnmowers running, and all the ancillary noise associated with the big city life! The impact of the very obvious silence of the wind blowing in the trees and the simple gurgling of the stream flowing by was an amazing anesthetic for my soul. A wonderful peace flowed into me as I walked about.

Teton stream at Moulton Barn large canvas prints

Then as you look around at the relics of the primitive early times lifestyle you realize that even though life was indeed difficult it had the magnificence of Mother Nature to aid in daily life…

Read more


Photo safaris are great!

Posted by Robert H Carney on

Photo Safaris Result in Captivating Canvas Picture Prints

We all have been known to hop into the family vehicle and take off for parts unknown just to see what is over the hill! But when you try to eke out a living by the sales of your photographic effort generally a little more effort is required. I have been on two guided trips in the last few years and do highly recommend the practice.

Photo Safaris Result in Captivating Canvas Picture Prints

I have shown a photograph of the time several friends and I were in Interior, SD at four in the morning waiting for a 6:30 sunrise. Resetting our watches for the time zone differences never occurred to us until it was too late. We had no agenda and it was fun because of the nature of the trip. We were 4 old military friends just riding around to see the sights. But that event did teach me something because I am much happier when I am efficient with my time! 

Photo Tour Adventures

Two terrific guided trips in my recent past were led by Jeff Clow with Dirt Cheap Photo Tours and by Richard Bernabe Photography in separate years. They were both enjoyable and inexpensive trips that gave me good images to sell on my website. Each tour guide was experienced in the neighborhood that we were visiting and familiar with the best times to capture a sunrise/sunset or when the animals were most likely to be present for photography. It may not sound important but my "happening" above proves otherwise.

Photo tour adventures

Further, guides will usually have a negotiated hotel room rate for his photographers. Even meals are often discounted depending on the guide you select. Transportation may be handled by sharing rental cars or outright provided by the guide along with entry fees into the park when necessary. Several scenarios are possible and depend on the guide. I used to have a walking problem and made the two guys above aware prior to the trip and we made a provision for my handicap.

Black bear canvas picture prints

Communication solves most problems when present! Knowing the best time to show up is a result of the guide having researched the area by doing the tour on his own long before soliciting a customer for the trip. Some guides will be so busy shooting their own pictures that they have no time for their customers, but these two gentlemen are not like that. They are delighted to assist you with the use of your camera and will even suggest a shot if you need help. Further, if you are not in need they will just make sure you are in the right place and leave you to your own devices! Totally accommodating!

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Photo safaris are great!

Posted by Robert H Carney on

Photo Safaris Result in Captivating Canvas Picture Prints

We all have been known to hop into the family vehicle and take off for parts unknown just to see what is over the hill! But when you try to eke out a living by the sales of your photographic effort generally a little more effort is required. I have been on two guided trips in the last few years and do highly recommend the practice.

Photo Safaris Result in Captivating Canvas Picture Prints

I have shown a photograph of the time several friends and I were in Interior, SD at four in the morning waiting for a 6:30 sunrise. Resetting our watches for the time zone differences never occurred to us until it was too late. We had no agenda and it was fun because of the nature of the trip. We were 4 old military friends just riding around to see the sights. But that event did teach me something because I am much happier when I am efficient with my time! 

Photo Tour Adventures

Two terrific guided trips in my recent past were led by Jeff Clow with Dirt Cheap Photo Tours and by Richard Bernabe Photography in separate years. They were both enjoyable and inexpensive trips that gave me good images to sell on my website. Each tour guide was experienced in the neighborhood that we were visiting and familiar with the best times to capture a sunrise/sunset or when the animals were most likely to be present for photography. It may not sound important but my "happening" above proves otherwise.

Photo tour adventures

Further, guides will usually have a negotiated hotel room rate for his photographers. Even meals are often discounted depending on the guide you select. Transportation may be handled by sharing rental cars or outright provided by the guide along with entry fees into the park when necessary. Several scenarios are possible and depend on the guide. I used to have a walking problem and made the two guys above aware prior to the trip and we made a provision for my handicap.

Black bear canvas picture prints

Communication solves most problems when present! Knowing the best time to show up is a result of the guide having researched the area by doing the tour on his own long before soliciting a customer for the trip. Some guides will be so busy shooting their own pictures that they have no time for their customers, but these two gentlemen are not like that. They are delighted to assist you with the use of your camera and will even suggest a shot if you need help. Further, if you are not in need they will just make sure you are in the right place and leave you to your own devices! Totally accommodating!

Read more