Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tanner Buschmann | Mizzou Track & Field Student

Just had a story published on CAFNR's website about Tanner Buschmann. Check out the story....link. Below are the photos I shot. Tanner is a biochemistry sophomore and is on the track and field team.

I shot this with my Canon 7D and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Using the longer lens allows for a shallow depth of field. It was a cloudy day for nice diffused light, but I wanted to pump in a little more color onto Tanner. So I had my co-worker Aaron hold a gold reflector off camera right. That added the nice warm hues on his face.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ice on the Missouri River Sunset | Easley, MO

We have been dealing with quite a cold winter this year in central Missouri. With cold comes some unique shooting opportunities though. I know that the prolonged cold would be having an effect on the Missouri River by creating pancake ice. This is a really cool effect that can add a lot more to an image of a cold river. With basically having icebergs floating down the Big Muddy, you can't help but make a great picture.

Winter also seems to have great sunsets. Something with the loss of humidity or colder temperatures can create more dramatic light in the sky. This evening was no different with some great color.

I chose to shoot at this location because for one, it is easily accessible. This spot is only about 10-14 miles southwest of Columbia and is a simple drive down 63 and 163 to Easley. Two, there is a nice bend in the river at this spot that actually bends to the southwest, making it perfect for sunsets.

This is just another perfect example of just getting out there and braving the elements to get a cool shot.

Enjoy!















Sunday, December 29, 2013

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In 2012, I traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here is an overview of select images from my trip last fall to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.



A waterfall leading into the Little River.


A waterfall leading into the Little River.


A waterfall leading into the Little River.


Fall colors still remain on the banks of the Little River. 


Rhododendrons reach over the waters of the Oconaluftee River.


Early morning light amongst rhododendrons along the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail.


Fresh frost on ferns and other forest floor vegetation.


A black bear rubs its back on a tree in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 


Water rushes down boulders of Alum Cave Creek.


Alum Cave Creek.


Fresh frost among the forest along Alum Cave Creek.


The Alum Cave Bluffs Trail in morning light.


Fog fills the valley below the Alum Cave Bluffs.


The Alum Cave Bluffs.


Alum Cave Creek.


A female elk grazes during a rainstorm in late fall. 


Historic cabins are part of the farm museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Rhododendrons.


Fresh frost on forest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rhododendrons along the trail to Laurel Falls.


Fresh frost in the Smoky Mountains.


Fresh frost in the Smoky Mountains. 


Fog fills the Gatlinburg valley below Clingman's Dome.


Sunrise from Clingman's Dome.


Sunrise from Clingman's Dome.


Sunrise from Clingman's Dome.


Sunrise from Clingman's Dome. 


Observation Tower at Clingman's Dome.


Laurel Falls.


Laurel Falls.


Laurel Falls.


Laurel Falls.


Laurel Falls


Laurel Falls.


Mountains viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Mountains viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


A mill in Cade's Cove.


Ogle's Cabin


Mountains viewed from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


A turkey.


Mingus Mill.