Thursday, August 18, 2016

Help me decide which photo to submit to the Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Contest

I need your help deciding which picture to enter into the Wildlife in NC photo contest. The category is Animal Behavior. Which one of these snake pictures best exhibits animal behavior? (1, 2 or 3) Vote by putting a number in the comments and then tell me why you chose the picture you did. I have one entry left and I'll go with the picture that the majority chooses. Thanks for your help! Visit my FACEBOOK business page to participate in helping me decide. Click HERE



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Haunted Hotel

This is the Buffalo Psychiatric Institute which housed patients for nearly 150 years. It's being turned into a 5 star hotel called Hotel Henry.They're leaving the other 5 bazillion square feet of the place unfinished so they can give tours. Kirk Pullen Photography was on vacation in upstate New York last week and we were staying less than a mile away from the Hotel. ‪#‎buffalopsychiatriccenter‬ ‪#‎nikon‬ ‪#‎creepy‬ ‪#‎hauntedhouse‬ ‪#‎buffalonewyork‬ #Richardson-Olmstead

Monday, August 1, 2016

Letchworth Middle Falls

I took this photo of the middle falls at Letchworth Park in upstate New York last week. What is a North Carolina photographer doing in New York? Well, I grew up in Houghton, which is a small town about 25 minutes from the park. I lived there until I was about 9 years old. We often go back on vacation to visit. It gets so cold there in the summer that the leaves have already changed. Nah! I totally faked it in Photoshop! Had ya going didn't I? If you are interested in purchasing this image, then click on this link to the Kirk Pullen Photography Shop.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Waterfalls

This past week, I took a trip to upstate New York. There is a magnificent state park called Stony Brook. It  has more waterfalls in one location than I've ever seen and it also has some really cold water! They had a swimming area but only if you were a polar bear! It was 58 degrees! I am so proud of myself for swimming on both days that we visited the park. If you are interested in purchasing this image, then visit the Kirk Pullen Photography store!  https://squareup.com/store/kirkpullenphotography ‪#‎fingerlakes‬ ‪#‎nystateparks‬ ‪#‎neutraldensity‬ ‪#‎nikon‬ #stonybrookstatepark

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirk Pullen Photography - Cape Hatteras Star Trail Video Goes Viral On Facebook

I am in a bit of shock that the lighthouse star trail video I posted on my Facebook business page has been viewed by 25,000 + people! Kirk Pullen Photography - Facebook Business Page I have also posted the video in yesterday's blog post. This is my first viral video! I've had a few requests for prints, so I've set up an online store and here is the link if you are interested:STORE LINK

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

As The World Turns-Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Star Trails

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Every summer I get to visit Cape Hatteras where I grew up. I have been taking star trail photos of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse for almost 10 years now. If you don't know what "star trails" are then let me explain it. A camera can take pictures that last as long as you can expose it properly. That can be hours long if necessary. Anyway, this picture is about an hour long. Since the world is turning, the stars travel across the sky from the beginning of the photo until the end of the photo. If you look at the left side of the photo you can see where a meteorite is intersecting the star trails.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Capturing Star Trails at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse



Every year while visiting my parent's house, I take long exposures of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It can be difficult not to lose the details in the top section of the lighthouse, while photographing it. I recently figured out a technique to help remedy that situation. This is almost an hour long exposure. While the world rotates, the stars travel across the sky and the end result has stars leaving a trail. If you look closely on the left side of the photo, you can see a meteorite trail that intersects the star trails. I missed a few spots with my bug spray and the mosquitoes feasted on my ankles while I stood there taking the shot. I used to get a little worried standing alone in the dark, but I've done it so much that I rarely get spooked anymore. I am working on getting a gallery up if anyone is interested in buying a print of this photo.