From the Mouth of the River – Images of Cuba

It was raining on and off at the mouth of the Yumuri River. There were a scattering of small fishing boats passing in and out of the river mouth under the bridge. They made their way from the Punta del Fraile where the storm created an impressive surf. There weren’t many tourists and the little […]

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Impressionism in Photography – Birds in Flight

Impressionism is defined as “a literary or artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction.” Typically, we think of the famous painters that came out of France beginning in the 1860’s. Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille and the like. But impressionism in photography is no different. The artist tries to capture […]

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Jim O’Donnell Photography- The Brand New Website is LIVE!

After working on this for several months….. I am happy to finally announce that I’ve set up up a new website dedicated just for my photography.  Take a look! Jim O’Donnell Photography I’ve laid out this new website to highlight just the photography and nothing else. There is as little text as possible.  I wanted it […]

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Golden Hour Photography – How You Can Use Light to Capture Emotion

One of the main goals of photography should be to communicate an emotion. Well.  Thats my opinion anyway. Its about an experience.  A feeling.  That moment that hits you and makes you gasp. Be it a beautiful plate of food, a stunning landscape or the face of a child, what many photographers seek to do […]

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Pictures of My 2013 – 24 Captures from All Over

Looking back exactly one year ago at Pictures of my 2012, I see that I was in an optimistic place. (Feel free….by the way…. to skip this emotional screed and go straight down to the good stuff ) In reality, the past five years have been a struggle…or a series of struggles…as many of you […]

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A beautiful view

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Sand hills

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Pile of logs in the mist

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How to Photograph Lightning in 10 Easy Steps

I promised way back in the middle of the summer that I would get back to offering photography advice again as soon as possible.  Well, this is as soon as possible. My intent is to post one “how to” photography article a month from here on out.  So here it goes.  How to Photograph Lightning […]

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Five Shots from the July 4th, 2013 Taos Fireworks Show

Taking picutres of fireworks is suprisingly easy. I promise a full post on the HOW TO for both fireworks and lightning in the coming weeks but for now a few quick pointers to get started. Just a few simple steps to get you moving. 1. You have to have a tripod or something stable to […]

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Pictures of Lightning Over Taos, New Mexico – My Shot(s) of the Day – June 14, 2013

  A fairly strong set of thunderstorms moved through Taos yesterday afternoon and into the evening making for a rather awesome display of lightning once the sun went down.  I shot all four of these pictures of lightning between 855pm and 915pm (June 13, 2013)  from the northern end of Millicent Rogers Road.  All pictures […]

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Cemetery Junction – Eight Groovy Graveyard Pictures

The very first thing that comes to my mind when I think “cemetery” is a polka.  My favorite polka actually.  Specifically Tom Waits “Cemetery Polka“. The second thing I think of is a night I jumped a fence in eastern France with a Moroccan archaeologist, a Spanish archaeologist and a French kid who said “Ya. […]

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