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New Quadcopter Photo – Dead Wilderness

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Quadcopter Photography Is Too Much Fun…

Ever since I bought my DJI quadcopter a year ago, I have really been loving aerial photography! Sure, it’s not a 36 megapixel full frame sensor with amazing image quality, but resolution is the last thing on my mind when I’m flying! It keeps me super creative! Why does it make me more creative? Well, it’s probably because flying or driving remote control vehicles brings out the “inner kid” in all of us, and kids have creative imaginations with no boundaries! It’s my personal belief that we always have the opportunity to be more creative when we’re having fun!

It’s quite an awesome feeling to be operating a camera that can fly half a mile away from you and capture crazy new perspectives of locations that have been photographed a million times from the ground. I have been taking photos in this forest for years, so I knew I had to see what it looked like from the sky! It can be quite challenging to come up with an interesting photo when doing aerial photography, but you will always find something cool when you follow the photographer’s code: Always… Follow… The… Light…

This photo was captured with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and bracketed exposures.


 

Don’t Awaken The Darkness

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Weekend Trip To The Mountains…

We spent the weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains at a beautiful cabin right at the top. The cabin had an amazing wrap around porch with a great overlook, so it wasn’t hard to find a location to continue testing out the Fuji X-T2. Here is a short video I made that gives you a quick tour of the cabin…

NEW PHOTO – “Don’t Awaken The Darkness”

We arrived at the cabin about an hour before sunset, and that is when I noticed that the porch and overlook were at the perfect position for a sunset photo. As time went by, the sky set fire to some of the most vibrant red tones I have ever seen, and the sensor of the X-T2 rendered the reds brilliantly!


 

The Historic/Haunted Oakland Cemetery

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Taking Photos In A Graveyard…

I’m not sure how many of you have had the privilege of visiting Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, but it is one of the coolest, creepiest, and most historic locations I have ever photographed. Being that I am obsessed with history, what intrigued me the most about Oakland Cemetery is the fact that it has so much history and character instilled within it’s 88 acres of myth and legend. Enjoy just a few of my favorite photos from my trip to Oakland.

 -Eric

This is the grand entrance of Oakland Cemetery. This entrance was also featured in Fast & Furious 7 during one of the funeral scenes.

This is the grand entrance of Oakland Cemetery. This entrance was also featured in the movie, Fast & Furious 7 during one of the funeral scenes.

This grave is known as

This grave is known as “The Ever Watchful Old Man Of Oakland Cemetery.” Legend has it, the old man’s head turns and follows people as they walk by. I love how the golden light was revealing all of the age and texture of this specific grave.

I named this photo,

I named this photo, “Enter The Labyrinth” because it reminded me of the talking door handles from the movie, Labyrinth with David Bowie. One of my favorite movies…


 

Mill Of Middle Earth

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The Accidental Waterfall

This location was simply a joy to explore and photograph. It’s actually a little frustrating to blog about because it’s so hard to explain the pure and zen atmosphere of this place. It was very much like being in Middle Earth, hence the name of this photo. 

The cool history behind this magical little waterfall is that it was accidentally created due to years of mother nature beating the old stone that once contained the water. I guess some things just need to be set free, and I sure am glad I was able to capture it. 

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Mill Of Middle Earth”


Landscape Photo Vlog #2 And A Summer Sunset

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Chasing Down The Sunset!

I was super excited about shooting the sunset because we had some severe weather coming in. If you pay attention to the clouds as much as I do, you will start to notice that the best clouds and sunsets come right before and right after bad storms.

As you will see in the video, I had a little trouble chasing down the sunset, but I believe I captured a pretty good image in the end. I hope you all enjoy vlog #2!

The Photograph

Once I finally made it down this steep hill by the shore, I was able to find a good foreground for the composition. As you can see, I used the angles of the rocks to point the viewers right into the sunset. I ended up only having to post process one photo instead of blending the brackets because the mid-ground was not interesting enough to bring into light. 

I made a video explaining when and how to use HDR so that you don’t ever use HDR as a crutch when you’re having trouble finding a solid composition. You can watch that video HERE.

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Summer Sunset”

 


 

Desolation Comes Upon The Sky

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“We’re going to need a bigger umbrella”

Those of you who have been shooting with me before know that I LOVE shooting in bad weather. Storms make some of the most interesting and dramatic photographs you could wish for. However, being at the top of a mountain which took 2.74 miles of vertical hiking to reach was probably not the safest situation in these conditions. Nonetheless, the real threat of the sky and weather allowed me to capture this lovely and dramatic photograph. 

Even though I love shooting in bad weather, I do always prepare for these situations. I pack extra clothes, jackets, water, food, etc. Taking care of yourself is the most important aspect of photography adventures. You can’t be creative if you’re freezing and hungry.  If you would like to see how I pack my camera bag for these longer hikes, CLICK HERE.

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “Desolation Comes Upon The Sky”


NEW Landscape Photography VLOG

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Landscape Photography Vlog #1

I have received quite a few requests over the past year to video document all of my photography hikes and adventures in order for all of you to see my process from start-to-finish. After researching the best way for me to vlog my adventures while delivering quality video production, I decided to finally purchase a full GoPro rig to handle all of my my on-location vlogging.

As per your requests, here is the the FIRST Landscape Photography VLOG. I hope you all enjoy!

-Eric


 

Landscape Photography Vlog #1


 

The Comforts Of Home

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The Sunrise With No Color

I am all about getting up at the crack of dawn if it means I get to be in the silence of nature with my camera. My dad called me on a Friday evening and said, “Eric, I know you love shooting sunrises, and I know of this really cool farm that sits in between two mountains. Want to go tomorrow?” Well, how could I have turned him down after hearing about a pretty farm, mountains, and sunrise? 

Here is where the story takes a bit of a turn… We got up at 4am, traveled to the road where the farm was, checked our weather apps and made sure there was still no rain in the forecast, and then waited for the sun. Well, I spent 25 minutes scouting for the best spot to shoot from, I set up my tripod, put on my polarizer so the warm side lighting from the sunrise would look perfect, and then…… No colors, tons of cloud coverage, and it was getting brighter by the minute. We both agreed that the farm location was a bust for sunrise that day due to the clouds and grey atmosphere. However, the Weather Channel still said 0% chance of anything with clear skies…

Last Minute Panorama

Right before we packed up and decided to climb the mountain for another perspective, I made the random decision to shoot a series of photos that I later stitched into the panorama you see below. I didn’t realize how much I would love this shot until I got home and started post processing it. This just goes to show that you should always try to make the best out of any location. Sure, I didn’t get my epic sunrise with beautiful colors, but I  got one of the most impactful black and whites I’ve ever shot. Spend 80% of your time scouting the location for interesting compositions and the other 20% making the photographs. 

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “The Comforts Of Home”


 

The Journey Home

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Sope Creek

I have hiked Sope Creek three times now with my good friend and fellow photographer, Joseph Wood from Favortied.xyz, and it seems like we step into a different realm every time we’re there. The weather changed from sunny blue skies to tornado warnings in two seconds the last time we were there, and we got completely soaked. 

After the rain and crazy winds finally stopped, we made our way back down to the creek, and that is when I captured the photo below. Right after a bad storm passes when all of the foliage and trees are really wet, THAT is when you get the colors that start to “pop” and add an ethereal look to the photograph. However, always make sure to use your polarizer when you’re shooting wet surfaces to mitigate the terrible glare and refections that happen. 

One of my favorite aspects of photography is that one scene can look completely different based simply on how mother nature decides to react. When it comes to photography, light is everything…

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “The Journey Home”


 

Autopocalypse – Old Car City Part #4

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Old Car City Part #4

I took this photo to give everyone a small idea of just how many cars are sitting and rusting away at Old Car City.  This panorama is made up of 9 photos that I stitched together for this unique perspective of one of the main walkways through the salvage yard. Enjoy!

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “Autopocalypse”


 

Loyal To A Fault – Old Car City Part #2

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Old Car City Part #2

I am 100% serious when I say that there are endless photo opportunities at Car City! I was honestly like a kid seeing Disney World for the first time. My dad and I wondered around for a couple of hours and still didn’t see even half of the cars that are sitting there just waiting for someone to come along and make  inspiring art out of the rusty ruins.

What caught my eye about this old truck was the crazy amount of broken glass, the green moss growing from the dashboard, and the odd shaped textures that were all over the truck. This truck just had so much “character” compared to all of the other ones sitting around it, and the way I decided to compose this shot even gives off a bit of a post-apocalyptic feel to this photo. This place is nothing short of an automotive cemetery…… and photography paradise  😉 

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Loyal To A Fault”


 

Forgotten Over Time – Old Car City Part #1

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Old Car City 

My dad and I are the adventurous people in my family.  We love spending days driving around and exploring places that most humans don’t visit.  Well, we were exploring a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon this cool little shack on the side of the road with a big “Old Car City” sign.  As soon as we saw it, we knew that we had to go back the next weekend to dedicate a whole day to this crazy looking place.

When I got home from the day of exploring, I looked up Old Car City on Google, and I was immediately hooked based on all the photos I saw on their website.  The place has 4400 classic cars that have been rotting and rusting since the 1930s. Anything that has been rotting away for that many years is a photographer’s cup of tea.  Enjoy this photo I took of an old Ford truck that has so much rust and character, it should be considered art 🙂

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Forgotten Over Time”


You Shall Not Pass

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A Day Of Exploring…

At any given time, I typically have a huge list of places and hikes that I want to go on for photo opportunities. However, sometimes it’s nice to leave the list behind, jump in the car with all my gear, and just explore random places. Well, that is exactly how I found this old bridge that was built in the late 1800s, and It was in the middle of nowhere in a small town called Euharlee, Georgia.

I want this photograph to encourage all of my readers to get outside and shoot as often as you all can! You never know what cool places are out there waiting to be photographed if you don’t go searching for them. If you want a cool place to take photos, go and find one :-).

 It all goes back to the wise words of Indiana Jones when he said, “In order to be a great archaeologist, you have to get out of the library.”

-Eric


 

Symbol Of Hope

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Sweetwater Creek 

I love going to Sweetwater Creek right after a few days of constant rain! As you can see in this photo, the water is moving crazy fast for a creek that is normally calm enough to walk across in sandals. I was there hiking and shooting with my good friend Joseph, and we found a possible but not-so-safe way to set up our cameras on a rock that was inches from the rushing water. Yes, I may have almost fallen into the water a couple of times on the way down to the rocks, but I got a great photograph out of it. 

I highly recommend visiting Sweewater Creek if you like to hike, take photos, or just enjoy being outdoors in a beautiful place. Also, a little “fun fact” about Sweetwater Creek that a lot of people don’t know is that quite a few scenes for the third Hunger Games movie were filmed all along the creek and the mill. Enjoy!

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “Symbol Of Hope”


 

The Woodland Realm

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Anna Ruby Falls – Random Trail

I typically don’t like to photograph “iconic” places that have been photographed a million times, but I decided to visit Anna Ruby Falls anyway since it was less than two miles from where I was camping with my grandfather.  Well, I was so glad that I decided to visit because I found this random trail that was way to the right of the falls(where everyone else was)that was so narrow and looked like it was strictly a biking trail at one point.  Basically, the trail looked like it hadn’t trekked for a long time.  

After navigating the trail for a few miles and clearing it of overgrown foliage, I was starting to wonder if I should turn around….. until I stumbled upon this really etherial creek with big mossy rocks surrounded in beautiful greenery.  It was much prettier than the actual Anna Ruby Falls that so many people travel to see.  I love hiking off the beaten path to find my photos because it makes me feel like I really earned the shot!  This was one of those rewarding moments…  I hope you enjoy looking at this one as much as I enjoyed being there. 

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “The Woodland Realm”


 

Happy New Year With A NEW VIDEO

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Art Of The Image

I was honored this week to be featured on the Art Of The Image youtube channel and website. I was asked to speak on my top tips for theme park photography. I have never spoken on this topic before, but how could I turn down the opportunity to be on this awesome photography show? I have posted the link to the video below, and I hope you all enjoy it!I was honored this week to be featured on the Art Of The Image youtube channel and website.  I was asked to speak on my top tips for theme park photography.  I have never spoken on this topic before, but how could I turn down the opportunity to be on this awesome photography show?  I have posted the link to the video below, and I hope you all enjoy it!

-Eric

NEW VIDEO – Theme Park Photography Tips


 

The Ethereal Woodlands

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I “Found” Middle Earth!

I took this photo a few weeks ago when the Fall colors were at their best, and I had no idea what I had captured until I came back and saw this on my computer.  What’s funny is that before I took this photo, I spent 45 minutes setting up another cool shot that I thought would be amazing but didn’t turn out so cool.  On the hike back to the car is when I saw this patch of the forest that had these crazy colored leaves that you see in the scene.   I had to climb half way up a rocky hill to capture this, but I am very glad I did! 

If you are a Lord of The Rings nut like me, this photo might remind you of the elven forest of Lothlórien.  I had so much fun post processing this photo. It put me in such a great mood…

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “The Ethereal Woodlands”


The Secret Tree

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Living In A Lake Town

I live in a quaint little “lake town” called Acworth, Georgia.  There is a great hidden park right on the lake that has these awesome looking trees like the one you see in the photo.  I was actually there shooting the sunset and saw that the sun was rim lighting the tree in a very cool way.  I immediately stopped shooting the sunset so I could capture a few photos of the tree while the light was so compelling.

Always Remember that a great photo is all about the light… and a few other things…

Photographers are creatures of the light.  We get up before the sun rises and keep shooting after the sun sets. 

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – “The Secret Tree”


 

To Infinity And Beyond

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Cray Cray Clouds

I was tracking the weather and heard that there was a bad storm moving into my area.  Anytime that happens, it means there could be some serious opportunities to capture a great photo!  Well, I packed up and drove to the lake to wait for the storm to develop.  It took about an hour of waiting, but I finally started seeing tons of crazy clouds streaking over the sky with really fast movement.

Only one thing came to mind when I started seeing how fast the clouds were moving….LONG EXPOSURE!  For those who don’t know what that is, it means that  the camera is set up on a tripod with the shutter left open for 30 seconds or longer.  When you leave the shutter open that long, everything stationary remains in focus, and anything that is moving creates motion blur.  That is why the log and tree line are in focus, but the clouds are large blurry streaks.  Enjoy!

-Eric 

 NEW PHOTO – “To Infinity And Beyond”


 

Sony A7r II Unboxing!

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Sony A7r II

My NEW Sony A7r Mark II just arrived, and I made a quick video below of the unboxing and first impressions.  This camera is truly an unbelievable tool.  Enjoy!

-Eric

SONY A7RII UNBOXING


 

Street Photography – Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

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What is Street Photography?

To me, street photography is like holding up a mirror to society.  it’s very often the art of creating a very dynamic image while being distanced from your subject.  On the other hand, it can be also be very personal and dramatic portraits of a subject that you might have made a special connection with while walking the streets.  It is a beautiful art form and one of the most challenging as well.

The Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

Fortunately, I live in a very active town when it comes to festivals, so I love getting out on the street and capturing the culture of my community while tasting it as well :-).  For anyone wanting to try street photography, festivals are one of the greatest places.  Tons of interesting people, great food, and you won’t look weird pointing your camera everywhere.  When you’re shooting in downtown areas and no events are going on, you have to be a little more stealthy while taking photos to avoid possible confrontation.  I have published two photos below that I took at the Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.  I hope you enjoy them!

-Eric

 

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Fountain Of Temptation

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The Dallas Waterfall

I used to photograph this waterfall all the time when I lived in Dallas, GA.  It’s in the middle of nowhere, there is an old graveyard on the trail leading to the waterfall, and I always get a little creeped out when I am there by myself.  If you’re a local around the area, it’s simply known as the Dallas Waterfall.  However, if you are not from the area, I have no clue what the name of this waterfall is.  I honestly don’t even think it has an official address.  There are a lot of myths and tales about the falls and the graveyard.  There are even articles that say the grounds are haunted and the graveyard is a really old burial ground for witches.  We may never know the true story behind this place, but I can tell you why I chose such an interesting name for this photo.  Almost every time I  have been to this waterfall, I have found beer bottles, women’s clothing, and/or condoms in random places all around the falls.  Now you see why the name fits so well…

I hope my story behind the name didn’t ruin the beauty of this place for you.  It really is a hidden gem in my opinion.  While there are a lot of tempted people who seem to visit the falls, I can say that I have never actually run into another person while there.  Hmm, now that I think of it, I think I did see a street number for the trail last time I was there.  I think it was  4 8 15 16 23 42…

PS:  If you never saw the show, Lost……well then…..you will have no clue what that series of numbers meant.  Yes, I know i’m a nerd….

-Eric

  NEW PHOTO – “Fountain Of Temptation”


 

Downtown Atlanta Photowalk With Trey Ratcliff!

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The Photowalk

This past Wednesday, August 12th, Trey Ratcliff drove through the ATL for a super chill photowalk around town!  There were about 200 people that showed up, and we all followed Trey around the city and took a ton of cool photos until the sun went down.

I showed up an hour early for the pre partay, so I got to hang out with Trey and talk to him for a while about fine art, nerdy camera gear, and moving to New Zealand.  I made a bunch of new friends and got some some cool photos!  I even won a prize and two of my photos made it to his “best of Atlanta” collection!  Pretty cool if you’re a nerd like me!

-Eric

Enjoy this slideshow of my ATL photos!

Eric Marks & Trey Ratcliff

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Atlanta Panorama

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Trip To The ATL!

I was on a day-trip to the Georgia Aquarium when I captured this image.  I was walking through the historic, Centennial Olympic Park when I saw this beautiful view of the Westin building to the left, ferris wheel in the middle, and CNN Center to the right.  I decided that the only way to truly capture the detail of this scene was to shoot 6 different images and stitch them together into one gorgeous panorama.

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – Atlanta Panorama


NEW CAMERA And NEW PHOTO!

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NEW CAMERA!

Ok, so I have considered ditching my big heavy DSLR camera system for about a year now in order to switch over to one of the new mirrorless camera systems that keep getting better and better.  Well, I FINALLY did it!  I am not going to give too much away right now because I am in the middle of making a video about what camera I switched to and why.  I promise I will release the video soon and update my “Eric’s Gear” page along with it.

NEW PHOTO!

I captured this one about 20 minutes before sunset at Kennesaw Mountain.  My wife and I love hiking the mountain around sunset because there is an amazing view at the top. However, this particular sunset had very harsh lighting, so I didn’t see a photo opportunity that really spoke to me.  I ended up taking this photo half way back down the mountain.  I noticed that the very harsh lighting from sunset was illuminating the clouds from the side in a very cool way, so I took 6 different photos and stitched them together to make this panorama.    I hope you like it!

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Kennesaw Mountain Panorama”


 

Sacred Bamboo Forest

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A Day In Barnsley Gardens

First, if you have never been to Barnsley Gardens, I highly recommend that you go!  It is a beautiful resort with two great restaurants, a golf course, horseback riding, great hiking trails, beautiful gardens, and tons of amazing little cottages you can rent.

While I was hiking with my dad and wife on one of the trails, we approached this random circle of really tall bamboo sticks .  The coolest thing was that you could walk in the middle of the circle and be completely surrounded by bamboo.  It was a very cool sight, so I had to create a photo out of it.  I tried to capture the bamboo from a really unique angle so the viewers would get the same cool view that I and in person.

I hope you enjoy this one!  It has quickly become one of my favorites.  Let me know if you would like a print.  Thanks!

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – “Sacred Bamboo Forest”


 

Purchasing My Prints

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Purchasing My Prints

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 COMING SOON!

Ok, first things first….You guys ROCK!  I was not expecting the launch of my website to get this much traffic and attention in 3 days.  It’s ALL thanks to you!  

Second, I have received a ton of inquiries asking where people can custom order and purchase prints of my photos.  I am thrilled that you guys want prints of my work, and it helps me out so much with keeping the website running and being able to keep creating training videos as often as possible.  All of that being said, I am currently partnering with a great print studio that is going to help handle all of my custom print orders for sizing, paper type, and shipping them right to your door!  This will all be available VERY SOON!  I will be adding a new page to my site where everyone can access all of the different print options for my work.

I am very excited to start selling prints and giving everyone a very easy platform to use for all of the customization you want, from regular matte paper to premium grade canvas, and anything in between!  If anyone would like to purchase prints before this new page is up, please feel free to contact me personally, and I will give you all of the options and pricing.  Contact me HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

-Eric


 

Thunderhead

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Tornado Warning At Sunset

Threatening clouds, 40mph winds, tornado warnings in several different counties, and where do I find myself?  Duh!  I followed the last bit of light to the shores of Lake Allatoona!  When severe storms start to turn the sky into a mixture of that unsettling greenish-orange color, one would/should typically find somewhere to take refuge.  However, those crazy colors and clouds can produce some pretty insane looking sunsets!

So, I took my chances since all of my camera gear is weather sealed.  I was on the shoreline for about 40 minutes getting hit with rain and harsh winds before the beautiful orange sun revealed itself for just enough time to capture this unique image.  My favorite images are the ones that I know i’ll never be able to recreate.  I had no clue how crazy the clouds looked when I was actually at the lake shooting because I was so focused on what the light was doing.  I ‘m sure you can imagine my surprise when I got back to my workstation and saw this image on the computer.  I was very pleased that I bagged this shot after getting abused by the elements for 40 minutes, and I was very thankful that I remained safe the entire time I was there!

Final Thoughts

Often times, landscape and outdoor photographers are referred to as “creatures of the light.”  The explanation to this is that we almost always shoot when the light is at it’s most attractive time of day.  We get up early to shoot at sunrise and stay out late to shoot into sunset and the twilight hours.  However, there are a LOT of people and other photographers that think outdoor photography is as easy as going outside and pointing your camera at something pretty and coming home with a masterpiece to hang on the wall.  Honestly, it would be great if it actually worked like that!  I am not saying this to boast by any means.  I just want to inspire people to challenge their comfort zone and push their creative boundaries to make beautiful pieces of art!  If you want to know where to start, I would recommend looking at some of my photography training videos so that you will understand how far you can push your camera.

  In conclusion, I encourage EVERYONE to get out of the house and take photos whenever you can.  One of my favorite quotes is from Indiana Jones who says, “If you want to be a good archeologist, you have to get out of the library.”  Let that sink in 🙂

Have a great week!

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – Thunderhead


 

Goonies Never Say Die

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The Fishing Hole

I captured this one last fall, so I am glad I finally got to process it!  I have so many photos built up in my “unprocessed” folder on my computer that it makes it tough sometimes to edit photos as I shoot them.

There is a great little fishing spot where I typically go to shoot sunsets, but while I was waiting for the sun to go down the last time I went, I saw this very “weathered” looking leaf and fishing lure sitting on a rock.  I’m not sure why, but I was so intrigued by the way it looked that I Just HAD to shoot it!  The second I saw it on the back of the camera I knew I was going to love it.

The first thing that came to mind when I reviewed the image on my computer was the little fishing village called Astoria from the movie, The Goonies.  Side note:  If you have never seen The Goonies, drop everything you’re doing and watch it right now!  Anyway, I thought the name of the photo fit well with the whole “fishing village” feel to it.  

 I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts!

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – Goonies Never Say Die


The Great Beyond

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The Story Behind The Stars

This photo took me by surprise when I saw the preview on the back of my camera.  I captured this one at a great lake close to my house called Lake Allatoona.  I shoot there fairly often but very rarely try to shoot stars there due to the lake’s shore line being so close to a main road with a lot of light pollution from cars and traffic lights.  However, for a short amount of time each winter, one side of the Allatoona dam dries up so much that you can hike to the middle of the lake where it’s pitch black.

When I saw that the lake had dried up, I waited for an extremely cold and moonless night come along(that sounds like the start of a horror story right?).  Side note: When it’s extremely cold outside, the air is much less dense and therefore easier to capture the stars more clearly.  So, I hiked to the middle of the lake and sat on a rock for two hours to keep from sinking into what felt like quicksand since the lake floor was still so wet.  It was all worth it when sunset came and I witnessed this really special moment between sunset and moonrise where the colors started gradually changing to create the scene you see in this photo.  I have had a lot of people tell me that it looks like the Aurora Borealis.

Thank you all so much for the taking the time to read my blog, and if you’re interested in licensing this photo or purchasing print, you can contact me here.

-Eric

 NEW PHOTO – The Great Beyond


 

Aquatic Wasteland

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Cotton Candy Clouds

Every winter, there are sections of Lake Allatoona that are completely drained for a few months out of the year.  I love visiting this little spot when the lake is drained because it has some of the coolest looking rock formations and/or trees that have been buried beneath the water for most of the year.  It was crazy cold while I was shooting that day, and I was lucky enough to get those blue tinted “cotton candy” type clouds in the sky to seal the deal in making this a killer image!  What do you guys think?

-Eric

NEW PHOTO – Aquatic Wasteland