Cold New Years Day Nature…

New Years day I wanted to get a jump start on one of my 2018 Goals, to shoot more Fine Art images. Last year, I neglected my fine art work in favor of more fashion/portraiture shooting.  So, braving the cold, I went to Bells Bend Park to do some shooting with a new lens, the Lensbaby 85 Velvet.

The lens, purchased using my Christmas gift $$, is a manual focus lens and I knew I would have a learning curve ahead to get ideal images.  I decide to embrace the blur and even experimented with some multiple exposures.  Let me know what you think…

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British Dogs on Holiday…

During our travels around Devon and Cornwall, one thing that really stood out to us was the number of people on holiday with their dogs. No matter where we went, there was at least a few dogs with their owners. Most every castle, ruin, abbey, or whatever allowed people to bring their dogs with them. Most shops and restaurants had water outside their door for quenching the thirst of their canine visitors.

Here is a collection of images I captured of Brits and their dogs…

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The Church of St. Michael de Rupe…

One of our days exploring Devon County, we drove through Dartmoor National Park and stopped at a small church built upon a large hill, Brent Tor, overlooking the countryside.  The Church of St. Michael de Rupe, stands 1,110 feet above sea level on an extinct volcanic cone and was built during the 12th and 13th century.

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10 Years, 10 Portraits…

Last week I returned from a nearly two week driving tour of the Southwest of England with my wife.  We were celebrating our 10 years of marriage with this trip.  I planned to take at least one portrait of her each at the different castles, churches, homes of writers I never heard of, or some other really old place we visited.  Here are my favorites…

Lensbaby Love…

This past month I have received quite a bit of Love from Lensbaby, manufacturer of unique lenses that I use sometimes.

I had two images selected for their “Photos of the Week” on their blog. The first was an image I took at a beautiful waterfall called Machine Falls.

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https://lensbaby.com/featured-photos-of-the-week-september-7-2017/

The second was an image I captured working with my friend and one of my favorite models to work with, Cheryl Brehm

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https://lensbaby.com/featured-photos-of-the-week-september-14-2017/

Last, but definitely not least, I was interviewed for a blog post about my use of the Trio28 lens in my portraiture work.

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https://lensbaby.com/david-morel-trio-28-portrait-lens/

The article features images with models such as Meagan White, Micael Leigh, Vicky Cunningham, Jessica Wen, Marina Seraphina, Tori Wrzalinski, Cheryl Brehm, and even my daughter, Chandler Morel!

Thanks Lensbaby! 🙂

Slow Exposures…here I come!

After many years trying to get an image in the Slow Exposures Photography Festival exhibit, I have finally made it.  I had two of my images accepted for the show and festival that celebrates fine art photography focused on the rural south.

The festival is a 4 day affair, starting tonight and ending Sunday afternoon and is a premier event for fine art photographers.  There are numerous exhibits, discussion sessions, networking events, portfolio reviews, and of course, social gatherings!  The jurors for this year’s exhibition are Arnika Dawkins, gallerist/photographer/collector, and John Wall, writer/photograper/professor.

The exhibition consists of images from photographers all over the United States.  51 photographers will be showing images they have captured that showcase the rural south.  The show is in the old Strickland Building on the main “thoroughfare” of Zebulon, Georgia, population 1,116.

I can’t share my images until after the show opens, so keep an eye out on my Instagram feed for them!

Update: Here are the two images that were a part of the exhibit…

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Breakfast Serving at Adams Station Bar-B-Q

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Midnight at the Product Stand