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Nick Chill
Works at Forever Moments Photography
Lives in Decorah, IA
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On July 14, 2012, I received a desperate email from a photographer whom I had only met once briefly at a public appearance. He was terribly distraught, and
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Looks like home.  We have three feeders like these but one is of the newer design with a large opening on the bottom for easier cleaning and filling.  We figure we are on about our sixth generation of birds and have been feeding them for at least 40 years.  Sometimes they stay year-round.  Others they come and go in a mass.  I don't think we have this many at one time ... but close.  Feisty little critters.  The ones that frequent the back yard will let me get to close-focus distance on lenses without spooking.  They will readily feed from hand.  The amazing thing: they like water and will "take a shower" in a hose mist and REALLY AMAZING ... on rare occasions they will "light" on a hose stream and ride it to fly back and repeat the trick.  Really.
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Water flows from Dunning's Spring in Decorah, Iowa.
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A timelapse of a small portion of the ruby-throated hummingbird action at our feeder, over a twenty minute period.
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An abstract of an Iowa wood, taken by panning the camera upwards while shooting with a lower shutter speed.
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Here's the final composite from the lunar eclipse, last night. It's not exactly what I wanted, but I think it turned out OK. You can see the first half of the cycle, from full moon to near complete eclipse. To the right of the red moon you can see the blue star Spica.

For high definition, visit this photo on 500px:
http://500px.com/photo/67172543

The night started off crystal clear and I set up a remote release on an automatic timer. This was gonna be easy. Then the clouds moved in. I took it off the timer and had to take shots in cloud breaks. Even those shots were slightly hazed by light clouds in-between.

By 2:21 AM the eclipse was almost at its mid-point. The clouds grew thick, and my patience thin. I decided to call it a night and just be satisfied with the first half of the cycle.

-Nikon D600
-Sigma 150-500mm @ 500
-10 image composite
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Introducing my new wedding and portrait photography company, in collaboration with my beautiful fiance, Rachel.
1664 Panoramic Rd, Decorah, IA 52101
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I see many people refer to long-exposure photos as time-lapse. This appears to be a common misconception. In truth, time-lapse is very different from long-
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Sunset in Decorah, Iowa.
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One of the many ways I add a little supplemental income to my photography business...
I am a big fan of earning money while doing things you would already be doing anyway. I'm an even bigger fan of earning money for doing almost nothing. In
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For those of you interested in how I achieved by photo of the lunar eclipse, here's a step-by-step of the process.
#photography   #lunareclipse   #eclipse   #nightphotography  
Photographing a lunar eclipse poses a handful of challenges. If you plan to do a composite of the stages of the eclipse, the challenges double. It can all
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Fine Art, Wedding and Portrait Photographer
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  • Forever Moments Photography
    Owner/Photographer, 2014 - present
    Wedding and Portrait photography in and around the Midwest Region. http://forever-moments.photos
  • Nick Chill Photography
    Owner/Photographer, 2009 - present
  • O'Neal Photographic Workshops
    Photography Instructor, 2012 - 2013
    Destination landscape photography instructor and co-leader. http://OnealPhotographicWorkshops.com
  • US Navy
    Aviation Electrician, 2004 - 2009
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Helping you share the beauty of life with the world!
Introduction

Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to San Diego while serving 5 years in the U.S. Navy. It was a trip to the Grand Canyon that sparked what would be a career in photography. Upon seeing the magnificent view, I thought to myself "I want to share this scene with everyone that can't be here themselves." A couple of weeks later I bought my first dSLR camera, and my journey in photography began.


Photography has been a powerful tool in helping me see life for its beauty. I see our workshops as a chance to help others see the beauty in life and to share it with the world. It's a thrill for me to see the excitement in someone's face when they've taken a great image.

For me, photography is more than just an art form. It is an extension of my inner, spiritual journey. A practice of seeing the world for more than the physical forms that surround us. To experience and feel the energy that connects us all. When I shoot, it comes from a place of feeling. Of experiencing the scene deep inside my soul.

I don't have a story to tell, a message for my viewers, or a predetermined pattern for drawing you in. Instead, I have captured a moment that has permeated my being and I attempt to transfer that energy to my audience. Not to gain acclaim or fame, but because the world is more beautiful when you learn to feel the energy of life.
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Gig Harbor, WA - San Diego, CA - Great Lakes, IL - Boardman, OH - New Castle, PA - The Unmanifest
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