This was my first sunrise from the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2022 and it was beautiful!
Category: Beautiful Sun Photo Blog
In English, my last name (Beausoleil) means Beautiful Sun. I’ve always lived up to my name, up early with the sun, and almost always with a camera in hand. I’ve been a landscape and night photographer for over 15 years, and just recently started displaying my work on my website – BeautifulSunPhotography.com.
As the saying goes, a picture might be worth a thousand words, but for me, there’s always a backstory. That what this blog is about. To tell the story behind my photography.
Night Photography in Black & White
While it’s exciting to capture the colors in night photography, converting the same image to black and white is just as beautiful.
The ocean was so great on the day of our visit to Miami Beach. The smell of the air and the sight of the gathering clouds and the green ocean was overwhelmingly beautiful.
A storm was approaching when we were visiting the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The light was changing minute by minute, and I was able to capture the moments – part of my best work ever!
Gray Skies after the Storm
Many times, a photograph made from a snow scene will appear as naturally-occurring black and white image. In this shot, there’s a gray tinge thanks to the contrast of the gray clouds, indirect sunlight, and white snow covered trees.
Black and White Snow
Oftentimes when I’m out in nature with my camera, I can tell immediately when a photograph is going to look better in black and white than it does in color. Not every image is better than black and white. It has to do with the significance of the light and shadows and the contrast between them.
Butterfly Flower print
A new print is available on Beautiful Sun Photography! The Butterfly Flower print is available as Wall Art, Home Décor, Lifestyle & Stationery.
A Work of Art – the Milwaukee Art Museum at Night
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a work of art, both inside and out. The Quadracci Paviliion was designed by Santiago Calatrava and is an iconic landmark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sunrise Progresses More Slowly in the Mountains
In the mountains, I have even more time to capture magical light of the sun because of the length of time it takes to rise over the mountains.
Tahquamenon Falls in the Winter
Visiting Tahquamenon Falls in the winter was a breathtaking experience!
When It Snows…
Living in Virginia, I am happy to live in an area of the country that sees the changing of the seasons and gets an occasional snowfall. It’s a blend of both worlds – winter doesn’t last forever, but when it’s here, it’s a landscape photographer’s dream.
The Boerner Botanical Gardens have seating throughout the gardens to view the magnificent displays of flowers and plants, or to watch the sun set.