Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

An Impassioned Plea For Art’s Sake

Venus and car light streaks

Hello, my name is Kevin Adams, and I’m addicted to layers. There, I said it. Yes, I use Photoshop. And Photoshop layers. I even—gasp—shoot and stack multiple exposures for some of my images. Now that I’ve admitted committing such a crime, I don’t expect anyone to look at my images ever again without suspicion. How could Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

No, Cumberland Falls And Victoria Falls Are Not The Only Waterfalls Where You Can See Moonbows!

Night Photo of Moonbow at Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River

Just saw this article from Newser. Got it from a link on USA Today. Don’t know anything about Newser, but I have to say I’m disappointed in USDA Today for linking to garbage. Are there no fact checkers left? So, the article claims that moonbows are reliably visible at only two places in the world: Cumberland Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Amazing Waterfall Discoveries!

In two months, my new North Carolina Waterfalls book will be out and everyone can finally see all the discoveries I’ve made since the last edition. I’ve been revealing a few of them periodically, but I’ve held back on the most amazing ones until now. I’m going to reveal the four most exciting discoveries I Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Last Great Epic Adventure In North Carolina

My friends love to use the word “epic” around me because they know I hate it. Everywhere I turn, I see the word used to describe this photo or that hike. It makes me cringe. I’ve seen a few epic photos—the Wright brothers’ first flight, Armstrong on the Moon, the napalm girl, and my favorite, Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

More Wild Photo Night Adventures!

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. One of the shows, which is about night photography, is in the current season and hasn't been available to view online until now. Watch Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Wild Photo Night Adventures!

I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. Two of those episodes include night photography. You can watch one of them below. The second one is part of the current season and won’t be available to watch Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Viewing & Photographing The 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower

It’s time for the Geminids! The Geminid Meteor Shower ranks among the best meteors showers of the year, producing around 120 meteors per hour in ideal viewing conditions. This year, the peak occurs over two nights for North American viewers—tomorrow evening through Sunday morning and Sunday evening through Monday morning. The third-quarter Moon interferes somewhat this year, Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Night At A Waterfall

When you get a good night at a photo subject, it makes sense to shoot it in as many ways as possible. That’s especially true for some of the waterfalls that I hike to. When the subject is miles away from the nearest road, it’s not like I can just pop over any time I Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

North Carolina Waterfalls Facebook Page

Light painting at waterfall

As some of you know, I am presently working on a complete revision to my North Carolina Waterfalls book. The new edition will contain some 800 waterfalls and will have color photos throughout. (What a concept—color photos!) The new book won’t be out until fall of next year, but in the meantime, I am sharing my Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Chart For Viewing And Photographing The Milky Way

Milky Way in Night Sky

Among the questions I get most often is, “How can I find the Milky Way?” The smart aleck in me wants to just say, “Open your eyes,” but I understand the why this is a valid question. The sad truth is that most people have never seen the Milky Way with their own eyes. Light Read more... you know you want to.