The images in the Bugwalks portfolio rank, in no particular order, as some of my very favorites. This does not mean that they are “the best” as that can be very subjective. While I did try to look at them with a reasonable amount of subjectivity regarding the technical aspects of light, composition and interest, in reality they simply just have a special place in my heart.
All of the images shown here were captured by me, Curtis W. Smith. All rights are reserved so please contact me if you are interested in one of these images. I love to print!
Vintage Mazda RX-792P at the 2022 Long Beach Grand
The wind was blowing quite swiftly on this November evening in 2018. I was actually leaving the location when I decided to stop and take one last image. I opted for a 13 second exposure at f13 with my tripod as high as it would go.
Each year I will try to get one good image of my favorite wildflower, the western trillium. During a hike in May of 2019 I found this almost perfect specimen that was too good to pass up. I used a f2.5 setting for shallow depth of field and a 1/80 second shutter speed.
Landscape photographers gravitate to the Canadian Rockies for a reason. The vistas are unmatched. This particular morning in May of 2019 was so peaceful and tranquil. I would have been happy to just watch the moonrise and subsequent sunrise without taking any images (okay, probably not!). Captured with a 2 second exposure at f11.
There is something about this image that makes me want to chill with a margarita in hand. The image was actually just a quick 1/200 second, f9 snapshot as we wandered this beautiful hacienda in Baja California in October of 2015. I think the image sums up my motto – Travel is Good for the Soul.
A visit to New Hampshire in the fall of 2017 provided me with this wonderful location in the forests west of Nashua. A 2 second exposure at f13 gave me this result!
The architecture in Dubai, UAE is without match and the Burj Khalifa is truly remarkable. I had a long layover in Dubai in March of 2019 and decided to take a true Bugwalk wandering aimlessly through the downtown section. The lightshow that occurs every so often at the Burj Khalifa really made for a wonderful sight and photographic challenge. I didn’t have a tripod as it was in my checked bag so I found a spot to rest my camera on a wall and captured this 2.5 second, f2.5 image.
My love for motorsports also provides a different outlet for photography. Variety is the spice of life and what better way to spice things up than to shoot incredible race cars in the Daytona Beach night! Captured during the 2020 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at 1/60 second, f3.5 at ISO 800.