Steve Brantley Photography

Featured Galleries


Featured Flower Images

Updated: Aug 15, 2014 10:04am EDT

Flower Images: 2014

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 9:26pm EDT

Flower Images: 2010 - 2013

Sarah B. Duke Gardens

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 9:38pm EDT

Impressionistic Flowers

Flower images from Duke Gardens, taken with the Olympus OM-D digital m ...

Updated: May 06, 2013 8:49am EDT


Updated: Mar 13, 2011 10:50pm EDT

Raleigh Flea Market

Vendor Booths

Updated: Sep 07, 2011 8:48pm EDT


Kamakura & Tokyo

Updated: Mar 06, 2011 9:46pm EDT


Beijing & Shanghai

Updated: Feb 09, 2011 11:26pm EDT

South Korea

All temple photographs were taken at Bongeun-sa Temple in Seoul, Oct. ...

Updated: Nov 03, 2010 10:04pm EDT


Warwick, Avon Upon Stratford

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 10:27pm EDT

North Carolina Landscapes

North Carolina Scenes

Updated: Dec 25, 2010 10:48pm EDT

House in the Horseshoe 2010: American Revolutionary War Reenactment

Living history demonstration marking the August 8, 1781 Revolutionary ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2010 10:21pm EDT

Bentonville, NC 145th Anniversary Battle Reenactment

Bentonville, NC 140th & 145th Reenactment, April 2005 & 2010

Updated: May 08, 2010 8:57pm EDT

Bost Grist Mill Battle Reenactment

Concord, NC September 11, 2010

Updated: Sep 15, 2010 11:37pm EDT

Bennett Place 145th Anniversary Surrender Reenactment

Durham, NC April 17 - 18, 2010

Updated: Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT

Battle of Wilson's Store 145th Anniversary Reenactment

Waxhaw, NC May 15 - 16, 2010

Updated: May 17, 2010 11:54pm EDT

Battle of Cold Harbor Living History Reenactment

June 4, 2011 anniversary - Mechanicsville, VA

Updated: Jun 14, 2011 10:14pm EDT

Battle of Staunton River Bridge 150th Anniversary Reenactment - Under Construction

Staunton River Bridge Battlefield State Park, VA

Updated: Jul 27, 2014 11:13pm EDT

Battle of New Market 151st Anniversary Reenactment - Under Construction

New Market, VA June 2013

Updated: Jul 27, 2014 11:00pm EDT

Virginia Military Institute & Lexington, VA

First parade of 2010

Updated: Apr 22, 2010 11:50pm EDT


Misc. things that move

Updated: Jan 02, 2015 11:50pm EDT



Updated: Apr 22, 2010 11:46pm EDT

Motorcycle Racing

Virginia International Raceway

Updated: Aug 12, 2011 12:00am EDT

2013 Triumph Thruxton (Brooklands Green)

Updated: Dec 24, 2012 12:05am EDT

Bull City Rumble 2010

Mods verses Rockers, Ton Up Club North America, Durham, NC, Sept. 3 & ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2010 12:21am EDT

Bull City Rumble 2011

Durham, North Carolina September 3, 2011 Olympus PEN E-PL2 digital m ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2011 10:43pm EDT

Bull City Rumble 2012

Durham, NC

Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:06am EDT

Bull CIty Rumble 2013

Updated: Sep 04, 2013 10:11pm EDT

Bull City Rumble 2014

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 11:42pm EDT

Animazement 2015 - 18th Annual Japanese Anime Festival in Raleigh, NC

Animazement 2015 - 18th Annual Japanese Anime Festival in Raleigh, NC

Updated: May 26, 2015 10:26pm EDT

North Carolina State Fair 2010

Images photographed with the Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko 14-42mm lens.

Updated: Oct 24, 2010 11:22pm EDT

Olympus E-5 images from the art museum; illustration of Dramatic Tone art filter

North Carolina Museum of Art illustration of the Olympus E-5's Dramat ...

Updated: Jan 11, 2011 10:57pm EDT

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Samples

Raleigh Flea Market, North Carolina

Updated: Mar 13, 2011 10:46pm EDT

Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko Micro 14-42mm Lens Images: Flower Images & Art Filter Effects

North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer, NC All images were pho ...

Updated: Jul 26, 2010 10:26pm EDT

Olympus E-5 Test Samples & Capture One Processing

JPEG & RAW test images, art filter effects

Updated: Apr 12, 2011 11:49pm EDT

Olympus PEN E-P2 and Zuiko 25mm Pancake Lens

North Carolina Museum of Art

Updated: Jul 28, 2010 12:19pm EDT

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Examples

RAW images processed with Capture One's "Express 7" software. Lens us ...

Updated: Aug 09, 2013 10:14pm EDT

Tank Museum

American Armoured Foundation, Inc., Tank and Ordnance War Memorial Mus ...

Updated: Jan 06, 2015 11:38pm EDT

Leica X Vario Goes to the Flea Market

Updated: Dec 29, 2014 11:42pm EDT

Family Photos

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 10:35pm EDT

Katherine Elizabeth Brantley

iPhone Photos

Updated: Jun 14, 2015 10:22pm EDT

My Smug Mug

About me

Updated: Jun 13, 2011 10:34pm EDT

How To Contact Me

Steve Brantley Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: Jun 14, 2011 10:37pm EDT

Your Bio

Welcome to my personal photography site. I hope you will enjoy the images, and I invite you to leave comments. And I would be delighted to answer any questions about photographic technique or equipment used, places I've traveled and photographed, and lessons learned. I especially wish to thank the many dedicated Civil War and Colonial reenactors who I have had the honor to meet, and who have tolerated my camera's intrusion into their setting. They are true historians, both Union and Confederate, Tory and Whig. I also want to thank the staff at Duke University's "Sarah P. Duke Gardens", North Carolina State University's "J.C. Ralston Arboretum", and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "North Carolina Botanical Garden" for planting and tending to the many flowering attractions I have photographed for free. Finally, I should thank the many vendors at the Raleigh Flea Market who allow me to document their collectibles for sale, even when I haven't always bought something from them in return.

For inquires about how to obtain a high resolution copy of any of these digital images, please contact me at one of the e-mail addresses shown below. Thanks to all for generating nearly 750,000 separate "photo clicks" to this photo web site since it was first established in April 2010.

All images are copyright protected, and may not be used for advertisement, publication or media broadcast without prior written authorization by me.

Most images shown were photographed with an Olympus E-3 or E-5 digital SLR, the newer micro four thirds Olympus E-M1 OM-D & E-M5 OM-D cameras. In addition, I have also used several Olympus PEN series "micro four thirds mirrorless" cameras, to include the PEN E-P5, E-P3, E-P2 and E-PL2. A few earlier images shown here were photographed with the Canon 5D, Canon G9, Nikon D200 & D300. In mid-2012, I switched over completely to Olympus, such as the new E-M1 OM-D camera. Currently I use the FujiFilm X-Pro1, X-E2, X100T and X-T1 digital cameras, Olympus OM-D E-M5II and the Leica X Vario.

Steve Brantley
Carrboro, NC

Places where my photography is currently featured or credited:

Book Covers & Newspapers:
“Scratch Beginnings - Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream” by Adam Shepard


“Empowering People to Elevate Performance” by Adam Shepard

Media Photo Credits:
New York Post newspaper – Dec. 17, 2007
News article about Adam Shepard, “Dreamer Can Work It Out”, by Andrea Peyser

Web Sites:
Virginia Military Institute

Civil War Album

Civil War Journeys

Bentonville – North Carolina Historic Sites

The Charlotte Artillery
10th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Company C

28th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops
Yadkin Stars – Company I, Yadkin Boys – Company F

30th North Carolina State Troops
Company K Mecklenburg Beaureguards, 86th Militia and Home Guards

The Liberty Rifles

Florida Reenactors Online News Magazine

88th New York Co. B, 2nd Reg. Irish Brigade

Salient Points Blogspot


Her Majesty's Thunder

Bull City Rumble 2011

The Mot'Art Journal blog

Motobilia (Sept 4, 2014)

China Gate

Peter West Photo

Photography Contest Wins:
Dewar’s Scotch “It Whispers” photo contest; Canon Camera; United States Armed Forces All Pacific photo contest