Tag Archives: Landscapes

Old Time Bridge

Here are a few HDR images of an old bridge I took recently.  I was at the beginning of a late afternoon photo “jaunt” out around the area where I live which was highlighted by me slipping in the mud under the bridge, nearly dislocating my shoulder and sliding precariously down the bank, camera and tripod in hand, nearly into the water.  Needless to say my backside, coat and shoes were caked with mud.  Even though I felt a bit foolish and jumped up as quick as I could to see if anyone had observed my acrobatics, I did not let it deter me from the rest of the day doing what I love…taking pictures ( mud and all)! Hope you enjoy them. Click on the images to view larger.  Leave a comment and tell me which one you like best. 

DSC_4510_1_2 by Christopher L. Nelson. DSC_4510_1_2-2 by Christopher L. Nelson.

DSC_4507_8_9 by Christopher L. Nelson.

Round Corn-crib Sunrise

Another beautiful sunrise this morning.  I never considered myself an early riser but as I get older I’m finding it’s the best part of the day. As I was out driving this morning waiting for the light and the great colors that come with it, I found this old rather unique looking old corn-crib not too far from my house. Hope you like it. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  Click to view larger.

DSC_5810_1_2_3 by Christopher L. Nelson.

Michigan Lighthouse

Big Red Lighthouse-Holland, MI.

This is Michigan’s most photographed lighthouse- commonly known as “Big Red” – and a favorite among all the Holland attractions.  It is located in Ottawa County, Michigan at the entrance of a channel connecting Lake Michigan with Lake Macatawa, and which gives access to the city of Holland, Michigan.  Except for its color, it is a virtual twin of the Kewaunee Pierhead Light on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan.  Over the years, “Big Red” has taken on a life of its own, popular with painters, photographers, beach-goers, and boaters.  It’s a “must see” if you’re in Holland.

Iowa Sunrise

Beautiful sunrise over an Iowa field.  This is a composite of 2 images combined in Photomatix Pro.  The foreground is partially lit by the headlights of my car.  I’ve been experimenting a lot with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging lately, mostly with Photomatix Pro which I think does a much better job than Photoshop.   I am using the trial version as you can see by the Photomatix watermark on the photo but will be purchasing a license soon.

To find out more about Photomatix Pro By HDRsoft click here

Iowa Country Sunrise by Christopher L. Nelson.

Big Skies

These are some of my favorite images because the majority of the picture is sky, especially the ones taken in Scandinavia.  That’s one of the things I was struck by when we were over there…..the skies seemed more immence than usual!  You couldn’t help but fill most of the frame with it. When the sun permeates the clouds or reflects off of them amazing things can happen.  One of the best times to see wonderfully colorful skies are in the fleeting minutes just before and after the sun rises and sets. Be warned; however, it doesn’t last long, so be prepared!  I hope you enjoy looking….click on each image to view them larger.  Don’t forget as you’re hustling about your busy lives to slow down and look up once in awhile…you just might see a big beautiful sky you might otherwise have missed!   To receive an e-mail notification of my posts you can subscribe by entering your e-mail address on the Home page of my website.  Have a good week. 

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HDR Image of Stockholm Harbor
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“Three Men and a Boat”…. Scanned 35mm film image taken sometime around 1985 at Little field Park near Exira, Iowa
Composite Image of Windmills in Morning by Christopher L. Nelson.
Composite Image of Windmills in Morning


DSC_5113 by Christopher L. Nelson.
Big Sky over IL. Field
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About 30 minutes after the sunset over Lake Michigan
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Just after Sunset in the Smokey Mountains near Gatlinberg
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Sunset behind Dune Grass, northern coast of Denmark
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Lone man atop Sand dune, northern coast of Denmark
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Para sailing in the Big Sky over the North Sea, northern coast of Denmark
Sunset over Norwegian Sea, western coast of Norway
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Big Sky over the Western coastline of Norway
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Western coastline of Norway
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Western coastline of Norway
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Big Sky over Danish Countryside
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Boats in Stockholm Harbor, Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm Sweden Harbor