This black and white photograph was taken at the Nags Head Fishing Pier, Outer Banks, North Carolina.  The 5″ exposure captured the motion in the water while bringing out the detail in the sand and the pylons holding up the pier. By making this image black and white, it added greatly to the sense of depth and overall tone of the photograph.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second

Colington Harbour Lightning

Lightning strike in the background of the entrance to Colington Harbour, Colington North Carolina, Outer Banks.


Lightning strikes within a split-second. To capture a photograph of it requires extreme amounts of patience. Even by utilizing a 30-second exposure, the odds of capturing a streak of lightning are not guaranteed. Often, the lightning will flash just a split-second before your finger presses the shutter-release, or just after your camera clicks to finish making its photograph.

But with a little luck and some good timing, a boom of thunder and a flash of lightning will eventually take place during your exposure and you’ll end up with a photograph of one of nature’s greatest live shows.

The above photograph was taken with a 100-400mm telephoto lens with a 30 second exposure overlooking the entrance-way to Colington Harbour of Colington North Carolina on the Outer Banks.


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Delicate Beauty

“Delicate Beauty”

Delicate Beauty

“Delicate Beauty”

The beauty of the natural world is always delicate– like chandeliers of ice clinging to the very edge of a stone. One tap of the most subtle touch could send everything crashing into the stream below.

This is why nature and the wilds within are worth protecting.


Photographed along the Falling Water Trail, White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Frozen Wadsworth Falls

Frigid Wadsworth Falls State Park

Fulfilling the New Years Resolution!

Frozen Wadsworth Falls

For those of you who read my last blog post about 2014 and my photographic New Years resolution to better photograph my home state of Connecticut… here’s the first CT photograph of the year! I’ve been wanting to do some frozen waterfall photography for a while now, and after last week’s thawing in CT, I thought the past few days may have been cool enough to re-freeze some of the waterfalls.

This photograph was taken at Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield, CT. The waterfall itself was not frozen, minus that chunk in the middle of it, but the mist from the waterfall had frozen solid over all of the leaves and sticks on the side of the water. Those leaves are what drew me to take this picture– I love how they seem to be forever preserved in a thin layer of ice, just on the side of the falls.

And with this photograph… my first step to fulfilling my New Years resolution!

I’m excited to keep it up!

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- Nathan Bush

Nathan Bush Photography

Gateway to Sunrise

Happy New Year to You!

Happy New Year! 

Gateway to Sunrise

Tree at the Great Island Common during sunrise– Winter 2013.
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2013 has been good to me, but as I stated in my last post, towards the end of the year I felt like I started to focus too much on work and my career while loosing site of what really makes me happy– photography.

As 2014 rolls around, my biggest new years resolution is also a challenge to myself as a photographer. Not only will I make sure that I get out with the camera more often; I also want to attempt to photograph my home state of Connecticut. Being born and raised in Connecticut, I’ve never really liked it here or thought it was a very picturesque place. Compared to the White Mountains of New Hampshire or the backwoods of Maine, Connecticut has always seemed, well… a little boring. In 2014 I challenge myself to photograph Connecticut in such a way that I’m happy with and proud of. I don’t think it is going to be easy for me, but I’m certainly going to give it my best shot (no pun intended)!

Now, I could use your help. Do you know a place in Connecticut that you think I should travel to with the camera? Please let me know in the comments below or email me privately.

Thanks, and Happy New Year to all of you taking the time to read this post and those of you who have followed me along the way in 2013 :D