Right from My Backyard: 4th of July Fireworks

Ok confession… I have never shot fireworks before! I don’t know why, probably because I have never gone to the beach or to places where you can view them closely to photograph. However, where I live I am able to see fireworks all down the coast, maybe 6 different locations around me in different areas. When I went outside to watch the fireworks I saw that I might have a good chance of capturing them this year. I had walked up the street with my family to get a good viewing and DID NOT BRING MY CAMERA because I didn’t think I could capture the fireworks, which was a big mistake! It shows you that you should never doubt yourself. But luckily my brother brought the golf cart and took me back to the house and I ran and grabbed my equipment and went back. I shot the fireworks for about 30 minutes. I love the shots I got and couldn’t believe it when I was processing them. The only downfall is I woke up the next day with 51 mosquito bites all over me, but I guess it was worth it! ūüôā Comment and tell me your favorite shot!

Little St. Augustine Chapel

Happy Sunday! I was recently in St. Augustine this past week for a photography birding fest and got to shoot at varies locations in the area. However, this little chapel was my most favorite place I visited. It is called the Our Lady of La Leche at the Mission. This little chapel was first built in 1677 and it was reconstructed twice, but most recently in 1910 after a hurricane came through that area. The chapel is over a 100 years old! It is a little chapel dedicated to praying. Little benches roll across the floor of the small chapel and you can light a candle. There is a statue of Mary and baby Jesus on display at the back of the chapel that glows under the lights. It is a wonderful peaceful place for prayer that is filled with the Holy Spirit. 

Nashville Photography! Americana Inspired!

What I love most about Nashville, Tennessee is the Americana vibe that it carries! I love using HDR and the HDR effect on almost everything I shoot in Nashville! Nashville has some really cool rustic things to shoot that are perfect for those HDR images. Places like Marathon Motor Works or the Parthenon are awesome locations for photographers to test out their creativity when it comes to HDR photography. I have been to Nashville very summer for the past 3 years. These photos are some of many of my favorite HDR images. I also got the chance to shoot with 14 time Grammy Award Winning Country/Bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs who so unbelievably talented. I shot a portrait of him too!

Comment below and tell me which is your favorite!