This image was captured just last week on Goose Creek at Goose Creek State Park. Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River near this area and is a beautiful place where Eagles and Osprey live atop ancient cypress trees. I launched my kayak before dawn, hoping to locate a nice spot where I could capture sunrise. The water was like glass, which helped make this 3 exposure, handheld image much more doable from the water. Enjoy. :)
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After paddling about 3.5 miles up Goose Creek in a fairly short period of time, especially after photographing the awesome sunrise above, my arms felt like anchors. But trying to line up the moon between the moss for this shot was the real challenge. Nonetheless, I was pretty happy to have captured what my eyes were seeing and my mind was envisioning. Now who is ready to go kayaking in the swamps and streams of some of North Carolina's best scenery with me? ;-)
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The IMAGE MILL is looking forward to being part of this year's "Spring Daze" arts festival on Saturday April 26th at Bond Park in Cary, NC. This event is a wonderful gathering of artists from all over the Southeast and with nice weather attendance can exceed 50,000+. Plan to come early to find what inspires you!
The following weekend, May 3rd, we will be at "PeakFest" in Apex, NC. This event is held right on Salem street and runs throughout the downtown Apex area. They expect more than 20,000 at this event and both festivals offer great fun for kids and families.
As we look towards Spring, and because many are tired of the snow and ice, here's a beautiful bloom from a Yellow Water Lily to get you in the mood for the warmer weather to come. I photographed this last year from my kayak on Harris Lake in New Hill, North Carolina. It was a long paddle to reach the forest of water lilys, but worth the effort. I'm looking forward to more water bound photography adventures soon!
Harris Lake County Park is a wonderful place to do just about anything outdoors. The lake is a tournament fishing lake and a regular stop on the food tour for Bald Eagles and other large birds. Learn more about the park at their website http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/default.aspx.
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This has been a rare, photographic winter for many of us here in North Carolina. Just in the last few weeks we've been hit multiple times and this week's winter storm, probably our last for the season, was a doozie. We had a 'winter sandwich' of snow, sleet, freezing rain and more snow on top of it all.
If you live near the triangle you may recognize this beautiful spot. Sunset Lake falls, in Holly Springs, was even more beautiful last night with all the snow surrounding it and the soft evening color that I was able to capture by taking this image after dusk.
I hear temps are warming up next week. Spring images coming soon! ;-)
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It's very rare for me to get this many opportunities in one season to capture winter at its finest. During our latest winter storm we experienced what I like to call the "winter sandwich." Snow, sleet and freezing rain all kept my cameras very busy. This Macro image shows that Spring is waiting and ready to bust through, but on this particular day Winter would have no part of that. These buds are frozen in place, for now. ;-)
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