A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT"To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." - William Faulkner
Architectural, Drone Photography, Natchez MS
My portfolio on this page is intended to include images in the following genres:
STREET & NIGHT SCENES
Bridges at Nautical Twilight
Dragging the shutter helped me to capture car trails of headlights and taillights crossing the bridges over the Mississippi River between Natchez, Mississippi, and Vidalia, Louisiana, and to get the amazing colors and contrast that one may only find at nautical twilight.
Looking North from Natchez
The view along the riverwalk, north toward Port Gibson, where it appears a thunderstorm is brewing. A lone barge slowly plods upriver.
Emerald Mound and the Split-Rail Fence
One of my favorite places in the entire County of Adams is Emerald Mound, the second largest Indian Mound in North America. I cannot describe the feeling I get when I am there. It is especially moving on cool autumn nights with no clouds and you are standing high atop the Temple Mound. It seems all the stars in the Universe are on display. Here, the split rail fence points the way to the top.
Harley’s on Parade
Street Scene: On one of my many forays Under-the-Hill I noticed this line of Harley Davidson motorcycles lined up outside of the Saloon. The colors, the symmetry, and the chrome caught my eye. I was lining up and taking photographs of them, when here came a few of the “bikers.” First two or three looked my way, then they began advancing toward me, a couple of more trickled out, and then more and more of them poured out as word spread. What were they all hyped up about? They were writing down their email addresses because they wanted me to send them copies of my shots! “Mine is the blue one, the blue one … make sure you get the blue one!”
The Fountain at Callon Along Canal Street
The oft-forgotten fountain, as most people gravitate to the larger one at Memorial Park next to St. Mary Basilica. This one has its own charm. Here, I’ve once again dragged the shutter (around two-seconds) in order to get a milky smooth flow of water.
Bridge of SighsNatchez, Mississippi
The following macro shots were executed with a Nikkor 105mm Micro (Macro) f/2.8 lens mounted on a Nikon D810 full-frame camera. All of them were done handheld, which is unusual. I did use a speed light to freeze the action, which obviously helps.
St. Mary Panorama – Early Morning Daybreak
This photo of the clock tower of St. Mary Basilica was taken with a professional level aerial drone, capable of shooting H.264 4k video at 60/fps, or switch over to take still photos in RAW format in full manual mode, which I am able to set on the fly with the remote controller.