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Kevin Childress
I may not be a 'professional' photographer, but I'm VERY professional about my photography! :)
I may not be a 'professional' photographer, but I'm VERY professional about my photography! :)
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Cheeseburger Special at Primal Brewery, Huntersville, NC - served up by the Lake Norman Grill food truck

And washed down with a couple Mother of Human Kindness hazelnut nitro stouts. O. M. G. that was good!


#brewery #food #cheeseburger #primalbrewery
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Porter, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC

The background is the wooden bench seat back across from me and is catching some nice blue light from outdoors.


#beer #brewery #sierranevada #WNC #millsriver #NC

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Which way does a Canon shooter cross the street ...?


#street #streetphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography

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Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Women's University, Denton, TX

I've been waffling back and forth on deciding if I wanted to share this image but finally decided to go with it. When I visited the chapel I intended to shoot it straight-on like most all my church interiors. But before making the visit I wasn't aware this was a very narrow space (the pews are ~6-feet long and I'd guess the isle for maybe 3.5-feet wide), but the height of the windows and ceiling were really impressive! Looking straight-on through the viewfinder in landscape orientation just wasn't doing it for me - it just didn't represent the essence of the space at all. So I first shot the space in portrait orientation, which when reviewing on the LCD still wasn't what I wanted to see. So to finally get some sense of the height I shot this angle with the camera low. Again, not what I wanted but its the only thing that (mostly) worked.

Deciding how to process the image for final presentation was a little tricky. This was really a dark space to the eye. Fortunately it was a clear and bright day outside which proved very helpful. The ceiling lamps you see helped to open up the shadows near the top, but you can see that light fades really quickly down toward the pews. The lower half of the walls, the pews, and the floor is illuminated almost entirely by light spilling through the windows. I processed the image with a bit more luminosity that I remember the space feeling but otherwise it just felt like a badly underexposed photograph.

Nikon D810 with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ~ ISO100 ~ 14mm ~ f/16. Image is tone-blended from 18 exposures captured at 1.0EV stops ranging from 1/2000-second to 60-seconds.


#chapel #chapelinthewoods #TWU #church #churches #HDR #hdrphotography #interior 
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Wine in a brewery?! That's near sacrilege!

And a special thanks to the hand model that happily played along ...


#wine
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Gold at the end of a rainbow! - Hopworks Urban Brewery, Vancouver, WA


#brewery #beer #cellphonephotography #mobilephonephotography
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Stone Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

The coolest gargoyle in all the world ...


#brewery #beer #stonebrewing #sandiego #CA
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Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC

Well, okay, if you insist ...


#brewery #beer #wickedweed #wickedweedbrewing #aheville #NC #WNC
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Mash Tun, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC


#beer #brewery #sierranevada #WNC #millsriver #NC
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