Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beach Sunset

I don't shoot a lot of sunsets being a monochrome addict but I thought I would play with this one a little bit. As part of the conversion to monochrome, I used a blue filter in Silver Efex Pro to add a dramatic touch to the the image.


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Footprints

From a recent trip to the beach in the Florida Panhandle. We lived in the area for 15 years before leaving in 2012 to relocate closer to family. I had gotten out of bed just after sunrise and went out onto the walkover to the beach and spotted these footprints in the dew from overnight by a guy that spent his days surf fishing.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Contractors and cables

Taken in November 2007 on the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin in the Caribbean with a Nikon D2H and Nikkor 18-200mm superzoom.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Churton Street, London, England

I've decided to spend some time reviewing my travel archives. To start this effort, I decided I would start with some trips that my wife and I made to the United Kingdom back in the early part of the 21st Century.
Today's image is from a trip in 2006, our last to the UK. While it looks pretty dismal, this was actually one of the few days that it rained.


I think we may have been doing laundry this day. The shot was taken on Churton Street in Belgravia with a Nikon D2H and Nikkor 18-200mm lens. At the time, the lens was one I preferred for using on travel. While the reviews were not stellar, I found the lens to be quite adequate for my uses. Today, however, I use only prime lenses and the longest one I have is an 85mm that I use on a Fuji X-E1, an APS-C camera, giving my a focal length of 127.5mm. After 35 years of shooting with a variety of zooms, I am still getting used to having just primes. Today I do my cropping in post work rather than by using a zoom. The Nikon D2H was a 4.1 megapixel camera so having some reach with a lens like the 18-200mm allowed me to do cropping in-camera. The Fuji, on the other hand, has a 16 megapixel sensor so I can still "see" the image I prefer and do the cropping afterwards in Photoshop. I still like to maintain the 3x2 factor in cropping as I prefer the 35mm film format over square. It is just a personal preference.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Left foot first...

I had been planning on posting this one earlier but it just never seem to make it. Today I noticed that all four people walking away from me have their left foot forward of the right foot. So I am posting it.


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hydrant

I seem to be a broken record but here is another from down on the town square in Carrollton, GA, USA. This particular image was taken during the warmth of summer with a Fuji X100S but cooler weather is starting to arrive in the area. Temps this morning were in the high 50s F (teens for you Celsius fans).


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